November 2013

Saturday 30 November 2013

 

China’s $1 Trillion for Africa PDF Print Email
Saturday, 30 November 2013 09:22 China Africa Watch

China’s $1 Trillion for Africa

TigerAfricaBy Robert I. Rotberg*

OTTAWA, Canada, November 30, 2013 (China&US Focus) -- China’s prosperity and its interest in Africa and African raw materials are crucial to Africa’s continued economic growth. As Africa’s population surges over the next several decades and Nigeria, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, among many others, swell in size, China’s investments and assistance will become even more valuable than they are already.



Friday 29 November 2013

 

Kenya eyes trade benefits from planned Chinese-built railway PDF Print Email
Friday, 29 November 2013 09:32 China Africa Watch

Kenya eyes trade benefits from planned Chinese-built railway

MOMBASA, Kenya, November 29, 2013 (Reuters) - Kenya's president inaugurated the country's biggest ever infrastructure project on Thursday, pledging his support for the construction of a $13.8 billion Chinese-built railway that aims to boost regional trade and cut transport costs.



Thursday 28 November 2013

 

In Ghana, Funerals Have Become Big Business PDF Print Email
Thursday, 28 November 2013 09:30 Society

In Ghana, Funerals Have Become Big Business

GhaAirBy Pauline Bax

ACCRA, Ghana, November 28, 2013 (Bloomberg) -- Benjamin Aidoo has brought his dancing pallbearers to more than 200 funerals in Ghana, easing loved ones to their final resting places to the strains of everything from reggae to gospel music. “Customers say, ‘Papa loved dancing when he was alive, let him dance one more time,’” says 27-year-old Aidoo, who charges as much as 800 cedis ($387) a ceremony. “This is a new business where we dance the coffin to the grave instead of marching solemnly,” he says. Aidoo founded his business in 2010 and is now having to turn customers away.


 

6TH EAST AFRICAN MEDIA SUMMIT KICKS- OFF IN KAMPALA PDF Print Email
Thursday, 28 November 2013 09:27 Society

6TH EAST AFRICAN MEDIA SUMMIT KICKS- OFF IN KAMPALA

ARUSHA, Tanzania, 28 November 2013 (PRNewswire Africa) -- The 6th EAC-EABC Media Summit themed Taking EAC Agenda to the People: Enhancing Media Knowledge and Participation today opened at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala, Uganda.



Monday 25 November 2013

 

Russia and Zimbabwe: Sharing the Same Dreams? PDF Print Email
Monday, 25 November 2013 09:24 Interviews

Russia and Zimbabwe: Sharing the Same Dreams?

photoMOSCOW, November 25, 2013 (Buziness Africa) - The bilateral relations have been developing a number of ways: active political dialogue and regular discussions on possible ways to raise economic cooperation. Russian authorities have been looking at some promising areas of cooperation in natural resources - gold, diamond and platinum materials, energy sector, as well as establishing the supply of domestic agricultural products in Zimbabwe.



Wednesday 20 November 2013

 

Deepening China-Africa Ties Through Media Cooperation PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 09:18 China Africa Watch

Deepening China-Africa Ties Through Media Cooperation

AmbassadorLiuBy Ambassador Liu Guangyuan*

NAIROBI, Kenya, November 20, 2013 (African Executive) -- The beginning of this century brought with it a new strategic partnership between China and Africa. This new partnership has nurtured and maintained sound momentum in promoting political equality, mutual trust, cultural exchanges and a win-win economic cooperation.



Sunday 17 November 2013

 

Nigeria: Tinapa Hosts Africa International Film Festival in Grand Style PDF Print Email
Sunday, 17 November 2013 09:21 Society

Nigeria: Tinapa Hosts Africa International Film Festival in Grand Style

BY SOLOMON NDA-ISAIAH

LAGOS, Nigeria, NOVEMBER 17, 2013 (The Leadership) -- In what can be described as the biggest festival ever in recent times the ongoing Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) taking place in Tinapa, Calabar. the popular Tinapa Business Resort, where the 224 rooms at the Lakeside Hotel were overrun by guests of the festival, with a heavy spill to other hotels in the city centre.



Saturday 16 November 2013

 

Egypt: We Look Forward to Fruitful Cooperation With Russia in Various Domains - FM PDF Print Email
Saturday, 16 November 2013 20:31 News

Egypt: We Look Forward to Fruitful Cooperation With Russia in Various Domains - FM

CAIRO, Egypt, November 16, 2013 (ESIS) -- Addressing a joint press conference following a meeting with the visiting Russian delegation to Egypt, Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy said that Egypt looks forward to a fruitful cooperation with Russia , a key world player, in the various fields.


 

Kenya Courts Russian Tourists As Diversification Gains Foothold PDF Print Email
Saturday, 16 November 2013 20:27 Tourism

Kenya Courts Russian Tourists As Diversification Gains Foothold

TigersBy Naftali Mwaura Muigai

NAIROBI, Kenya, November 16, 2013 (Buziness Africa) -- The Kenyan government has embarked on marketing blitz to woo tourists from the emerging markets of Russia, China and the Gulf region as the east African country diversifies the tourism sector to beat competition from the continent’s rivals.



Friday 15 November 2013

 

Shoigu and Lavrov in Egypt to Sell Weapons PDF Print Email
Friday, 15 November 2013 20:24 Diplomacy

Shoigu and Lavrov in Egypt to Sell Weapons

iegyptBy Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber

MOSCOW, November 15, 2013 (TMT) -- Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov arrived in Cairo on Thursday for a two-day visit with their Egyptian counterparts to discuss the expansion of Russian-Egyptian military cooperation, in a move that marks renewed partnership after more than three decades of stagnation.


 

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