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China Africa Relation in East Africa

  • Africans View China’s Presence on the Continent as Positive

    CHINA, 2016/11/04 The majority of Africans are in favor of Chinese development on the continent, according to a new statement titled “China’s Growing Presence in Africa Wins Largely Positive Popular Reviews” by the Afrobarometer Research Network. “Almost two-thirds or 63 % of Africans say China’s influence in the continent is “somewhat” or “very” positive, while only 15 % see it as somewhat or very negative,” the statement states. Trade between Africa and China has increased from $10 billion in 2000 to $220 billion in 2014. In 2000, China established the Forum on China-Africa Co-operation to drive its strategic engagement with sub-Saharan Africa. Since again, the communist country has been the go-to world economic resource for African nations in need of products and services ranging from infrastructure and telecommunication development, to food outlets, retail shops, and textiles.
  • China Condemns Japan for Sowing Discord between China, Africa

    CHINA, 2016/09/06 A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said that Japan wanted to sell its own intentions to African nations and had attempted to sow discord between China and Africa. Spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a daily news briefing that the Tokyo International Conference on African Improvment(TICAD), held in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi on August 28, should be a multilateral platform for exchanges and cooperation with the aim of supporting African development. However, Japan tried to derail the summit schedule by discussing the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) reform and maritime security issues, which caused discontent part the representatives of African nations, she said.
  • What a borderless Africa could mean for China

    CHINA, 2016/08/07 With the rise of nativistic sentiments in the west and rising resistance to globalisation, African states – on the other hand – are embracing what globalization has to offer. Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah’s Pan-Africanist dream seem to be slowly materialising. The current efforts by the African Union (AU) to establish a borderless Africa for Africans and the launching of an AU e-passport to allow Africans to visit African nations visa-free are significant milestones. This move has been received with mixed feelings part Africans, but what would this move mean for the celebrated Africa-China relations? In this article, I explore some of the things I believe this ‘borderless Africa’ move would mean for China and the Chinese people living in Africa.
  • Commodity dip hits China’s little Africa

    CHINA, 2016/07/04 With few customers at his wholesale jeans store in Guangzhou these days, Nigerian trader Brien Chuks busies himself looking next his three-month old baby. “Last year I sold 12 shipping containers of jeans back to west Africa but this year I haven’t managed to fill a single one,” says Mr Chuks, who operates from the Canaan market in China’s third-biggest city, like a lot of other Africa-focused exporters. “The Nigerian economy depends on oil so with the crude price having fallen so low, business is very hard.” In a sign of the circularity in the world economy, the Africa-focused traders who have long thrived in Guangzhou are suffering because of a commodities-driven slump in their home continent that from presently on originated in China. At the same time as rapid Chinese increase pumped up prices of oil and metals, resource-rich parts of Africa thrived, buying additional consumer goods from Guangzhou. Presently the opposite has happened. Sitting in the midst of China’s manufacturing heartland, Guangzhou has long been a centre for trade with Africa.
  • Rwandan Who Has Worked 33 Years With Chinese Firm

    RWANDA, 2016/04/28 Vincent Hategekimana has worked 33 years with the China Road and Bridge Corporation, a Chinese firm operating in Rwanda. Born in Musanze district, northern Rwanda, Hategekimana is the initial born in a family of five. He studied up to Primary Six before dropping out. The 57-year-old joined the Chinese firm in 1982 as a casual labourer who had learned carpentry and construction, and has worked on almost all its major projects in Rwanda ever since. His job involves heading usually 50 to 60 labourers for construction projects.
  • China-Somalia ties moving in right direction

    CHINA, 2016/03/24 The historical ties between China and Somalia are set for a makeover as both nations explore cooperation in new areas that would advance peace, development and security in the Horn of African national, a veteran Somali journalist told Xinhua during an interview on Saturday. Abdurrahman Yusef, the Director of Somalia National News Agency (SONNA) , hailed the long-standing bilateral ties with China that have accelerated the country's reconstruction next two decades of civil strife. "The China-Somalia historical relationship has grown stronger and there is ample evidence to justify this statement. Our cooperation with China for the last 50 years cuts across different facets of life," Yusef told Xinhua in Nairobi.
  • China to help developing countries on parliament capacity building

    CHINA, 2016/03/23 China will launch a program to train members of parliament of some Asian and African nations so as to improve the capacity of parliament in the developing nations, a senior Chinese official said here on Monday. Chinese top legislator Zhang Dejiang announced the program at a breakfast conference with Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)'s President Saber Chowdhury and parliamentary leaders of Zambia, Rwanda, Kenya,Pakistan, Bangladesh and Cambodia on the sidelines of the 134th IPU Assembly.
  • How China's economic slowdown affects Africa?

    CHINA, 2016/03/14 China is presently the number-one trading partner for most African nations. It as well has huge investment of additional than 20 billion US dollars to the continent. So how will China's economic slowdown influence the African continent? We presently turn to our Nairobi studio. To properly understand why a slowdown in both GDP increase and request for raw materials from China actually does matter to African economies, look no further than this chart. Up to around the late 90s, there was little link, if any between China’s average GDP increase, and that of economies in Africa. From the start of this century, however, accumulation increase moved in lock-step with each other. Firmly underpinning this increase, was China’s request for commodities.
  • China pardons outstanding interest on Mozambique’s debt

    CHINA, 2015/12/09 China will pardon outstanding interest to 2015 of Mozambique’s deficit and the interest rate on loans to be granted someday will be reviewed downwards to lower than the current interest, which varies between 1.5 % and 2 %, the President of Mozambique announced in Johannesburg. Filipe Nyusi, who spoke to the Mozambican press at the end of the China/Africa summit, said the move would allow additional support and Chinese investment in the country and better manoeuverability for deficit repayment. At the end of a conference with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, Nyusi as well said that any external funding that Mozambique gets should be used to foster economic development and for strengthening the national business sector and allow for the creation of additional jobs.
  • Chinese Premier Li Keqiang with President Uhuru Kenyatta at National Home Nairobi

    CHINA, 2014/05/14 Chinese Premier Li Keqiang with President Uhuru Kenyatta at National Home Nairobi on Sunday. Hainan Airline, touted as the major privately-owned air transport company in China, plans to enter the East Africa market with a $50 (Sh4.36 billion) million investment . The Shanghai Stock Exchange-listed HNA Group is the fourth major airline in China and operates in 60 nations. The airline signed an agreement with Astral Aviation Airlines Kenya on Saturday, which was one of the 17 MoUs signed at National Home between Kenya and China.