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China Is Uganda's Key Economic Ally


KAMPALA, Uganda, SEPTEMBER 21, 2013 (The Observer) -- Uganda values the strong bilateral friendship with the People's Republic of China (PRC), which we have enjoyed over the last 50 years, and have stood shoulder to shoulder in the anti-colonial, anti-neo-colonial and pro-new world order struggles.

Read more... Saturday, 21 September 2013 20:59
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Analysis: Untangling China's aid to Africa

iXZumaNAIROBI, Kenya, September 17, 2013 (IRIN) -- This year, the two most powerful men on the globe, presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping, both embarked on Africa tours, pledging to increase aid and investment and work with the continent to improve development.

Read more... Tuesday, 17 September 2013 20:52
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Africa-China Trade

africa-chinaText written by Ambassador David Shinn

WASHINGTON, D.C. August 25, 2013 (DavidShinnBlog) -- The Trade Law Center in South Africa published on 14 August 2013 a detailed spreadsheet on Africa-China trade and a synopsis of the latest Africa-China trade data and an evaluation of the Africa-China trading relationship over the last seven years.

Read more... Sunday, 25 August 2013 09:18
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Chinese Money for Ghana’s Natural Resources: The Real Cost

By Samuel Amanor

China’s growing interest in Africa has resulted in huge capital flows into the continent. From multi-billion dollar investments in oil and minerals, to the influx of thousands of merchants, labourers and cheap consumer goods, China’s economic and political reach is redefining Africa’s traditional ties with the international community. China’s trade with Ghana has now eclipsed that of the US, one of Ghana’s principal trading partners. However, widespread illegal gold mining activities by Chinese merchants and businessmen in Ghana have drawn media attention and ignited debate about China’s heavy investments and growing interest in Ghana.(2) The nature of Chinese investments with Ghana does not favour Ghana’s industrialisation in terms of both capacity and jobs.

Read more... Friday, 23 August 2013 09:27
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China's Dream, Kenya's Dream

JinpingKenyattaBy H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta

CHINA, August 22, 2013 (Buziness Africa) - Just like the scale of its spectacular success today, the magnitude of China's challenges only three decades ago was similarly great. The strategies that enabled it achieve success offer special lessons. I have a deep appreciation of the leadership philosophy you espouse both for China and internationally. It reflects your nation's proud tradition of diligence, courage and wisdom, and underscores your stated intention to promote world peace and stability through development of individual countries. I agree that international fairness must be secured through a strategy of equality, democracy and inclusiveness at all times, through all global conditions.

Read more... Thursday, 22 August 2013 09:24
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Africa: Why Africa Is Turning to China

fChinaBy Kwei Quartey, August 20, 2013 - Ghana held its general elections on December 7 and 8, 2012, reelecting incumbent President John Dramani Mahama. However, Nana Akufo-Addo, flag-bearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party, is challenging Mahama's narrow win and intends to contest the result in court, a legal process that is sure to be prolonged. The verdict could potentially challenge Ghana's generally stable and peaceful political environment. What will not change are the country's close economic ties to China.

Read more... Tuesday, 20 August 2013 09:14

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