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China Africa Relation in West Africa

  • President Koroma with China’s president Xi Jinping. China is Sierra Leone’s leading trading partner

    CHINA, 2017/05/28 In a fast-changing world political environment, Sierra Leone’s strong relationships with both East and West set it in good stead for the next. With membership of the Commonwealth and friendly ties with China both to its chance, the country’s government presently seeks to open new avenues of collaboration and investment . As China seeks to widen its sphere of influence within Africa, its relationship with Sierra Leone, which counts the Asian powerhouse as its major trading partner, has been elevated to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership of Co-operation.
  • Comprehensive Strategic Cooperative Partnership Sierra Leone-China intensify relations

    CHINA, 2016/12/24 Sierra Leonean President Ernest Bai Koroma’s recent trip to China to discuss intensifying relations and to express his country’s appreciation for the timely Chinese support in its fight against the Ebola virus outbreak – and against which backdrop Mr Koroma awarded President Xi Jinping the highest national honor – has resulted in various significant agreements and both sides committing to scale up cooperation at bilateral and multilateral levels.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Forty-six Chinese-owned companies registered in Guinea-Bissau

    CHINA, 2016/06/11 The Company Formalisation Centre (CFE) of Guinea-Bissau from May 2011 to May 2016, registered 46 companies whose owners are from China or Guineans associated with citizens from that country. Statistical data from the CFE to which Macauhub had access Thursday showed that the 46 companies are linked to agriculture, fisheries, catering, clothing sales, cosmetics and computer products, part others.
  • Nigeria-China hold talks to bolster relations

    CHINA, 2016/04/13 Nigeria is set to receive 6 billion US dollars worth of loans from China to fund infrastructure projects. This announcement comes at the back of Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the Asian country. Led by Chinese President Xi Jinping, China is seeking to enhance strategic partnership cooperation with Africa’s biggest economy. The two heads of national held meetings in Beijing and highlighted the importance of working together in order to bolster bilateral ties.
  • gambia-China resume diplomatic ties, without preconditions

    CHINA, 2016/03/24 A Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Friday said Gambia proposed that diplomatic ties with China be restored, and there were no preconditions attached. Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Gambian counterpart Neneh MacDouall-Gaye signed a joint communique on Thursday to resume diplomatic relations, Wang dubbed it a "historic moment" for the two nations.
  • China contributes over 380 bln CFA Francs to fund projects in Senegal

    CHINA, 2016/03/24 China has contributed over 380 billion CFA Francs (about 700 million U.S. dollars) to public investment programs and projects in Senegal, Senegal's Economy and Finance Minister Amadou Ba said Thursday. "China has contributed about 380 billion CFA Francs, making it one of top contributors to Senegal's public investment projects and programs," he said. Ba was speaking in Dakar during the signing of a loan agreement of 20 billion CFA Francs between China Exim Bank and Senegal for the supply of materials and equipments to be used by the national fire-fighters.
  • 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.