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Nigeria: Local operator Air Peace to fly China-Direct route

Chairman of Airline company, Air Peace, Allen Onyema has announced to the general public that it has been named as Nigeria’s official flag carrier. He made this information available to newsmen at the Enugu Economic Summit. The chairman said the airline will operate direct flights to China. Onyema also highlighted the economic benefits, with the […]

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Kenya: Standard Gauge Railway infrastructure makes Kenya a Major Hub

One of China’s major infrastructure projects in Africa is construction of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) running from Kenya’s port city Mombasa to Nairobi and to the western border town, Malaba. Costing $US4 billion and providing 30,000 local jobs, the project would make Kenya, China’s central technical training hub for railway experts in East and […]

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Cote d’Ivoire: China seeks to align plans for Africa Co-operation

In a meeting with Cote d’Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara, Yu Zhengsheng said that the bilateral relations between the two countries are at their best in history. Specifically, Yu said his visit was focused on the alignment of the 10 major plans for China-Africa cooperation announced by Chinese President Xi Jinping in December with the five-year […]

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Africa: China’s EXIMBank moves to strengthen relationship with Africa’s EXIMBank

A statement by Afreximbank recently said that a industrialization programme, to be implemented in the context of the plan announced by President Xi Jinping of China to dedicate $60 billion towards Africa’s industrialization in the next 10 years, would be operated as a co-branded product by China Eximbank and Afreximbank. It added that Liu Liange, […]

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Nigeria: Chinese Ambassador visits Communications Minister as Bilateral ties marks 45

NIGERIA has expressed readiness to enhance communication cooperation and exchanges with China. This emerged from a recent meeting between Chinese Ambassador, Gu Xiaojie, and Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, in Abuja. The duo exchanged views on bilateral relations and cooperation in communication areas. “Nigeria cannot develop without the support of communication basis,” Shittu said, “The […]

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Djibouti: China’s 1st Overseas Military Base construction begins

China’s Ministry of Defense confirmed for the first time that construction on “support facilities” for the People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLAN) in Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa, has started. Colonel Wu Qian, a spokesperson for the Chinese defense ministry, said that “construction of infrastructure for the support facilities has started, and the Chinese side has dispatched personnel […]