September 2013

Monday 30 September 2013

 

Russian Senators Resigned Government Post PDF Print Email
Monday, 30 September 2013 22:03 Russian Reports

Russian Senators Resigned Government Post

MOSCOW, September 30, 2013 (Ria Novosti) -- The spring session of Russia's upper house of parliament came to an end in mid-July, but that may not signal an end to the steady stream of wealthСохранитьy senators who have stepped down as the Kremlin put forward new restrictions on officials owning assets abroad.


 

Nigeria Signs U.S.$1.3 Billion Power Plant Deal With China PDF Print Email
Monday, 30 September 2013 22:01 China Africa Watch

Nigeria Signs U.S.$1.3 Billion Power Plant Deal With China

BY JAMES EMEJO WITH AGENCY REPORT

NIGERIA, SEPTEMBEr 30, 2013 (This Day) -- The federal government has signed a deal with Chinese companies to build a $1.3 billion power plant in the country. The deal is part of efforts to end chronic electricity shortages that are a major brake on growth. Nigeria produces only a few hours of electricity a day, forcing those who can afford it to rely on expensive diesel generators that drain billions of dollars from Africa's second largest economy and discourage foreign investment.



Sunday 29 September 2013

 

Nigeria Signs $1.3 Billion Power Plant Deal With China PDF Print Email
Sunday, 29 September 2013 22:04 Industry

Nigeria Signs $1.3 Billion Power Plant Deal With China

electricity3By James Emelo with News Agency Reports

ABUJA, Nigeria, September 29, 2013 (This Day) -- The federal government has signed a deal with Chinese companies to build a $1.3 billion power plant in the country. The deal is part of efforts to end chronic electricity shortages that are a major brake on growth. Nigeria produces only a few hours of electricity a day, forcing those who can afford it to rely on expensive diesel generators that drain billions of dollars from Africa's second largest economy and discourage foreign investment.



Thursday 26 September 2013

 

The Africans making it big in China PDF Print Email
Thursday, 26 September 2013 09:04 Society

The Africans making it big in China

By Rhia Tejpe

HONG KONG, September 26, 2013 (AFP) -- From a windowless room in a dilapidated Hong Kong high-rise, Ali Diallo sells Chinese electronics to retailers across Africa. The modest surroundings belie the multi-million dollar business the West African trader has built in the five years since he moved to the city.


 

EAC Needs U.S.$115 Billion for New Projects PDF Print Email
Thursday, 26 September 2013 09:03 News

EAC Needs U.S.$115 Billion for New Projects

By David Muwanga

ARUSHA, Tanzania, September 26, 2013 (EABW) -- Heads of State of the East African Community (EAC) have proposed several sources where they can raise some $15 billion for both the prioritized regional railway and port projects. Among the sources mentioned were the Arab Bank for Africa (BADEA), the European Union and South Korea.



Wednesday 25 September 2013

 

South Africa and Russia Continue Building Partnership PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 09:47 Interviews

South Africa and Russia Continue Building Partnership

P1110835_MOSCOW, September 25, 2013 (Buziness Africa)H.E. Mandisi B. M. Mpahlwa is one of the most active African ambassadors in the Russian Federation. He has travelled the length and breath of the country exploring business opportunities, has participated in many academic discussions as well as social and cultural events. Since his arrival to the post, Ambassador Mpahlwa has put many South African issues in both local and foreign media primarily to create better understanding among Russian audience.



Monday 23 September 2013

 

Mixed Marriages Increasing PDF Print Email
Monday, 23 September 2013 21:02 Society

Mixed Marriages Increasing

By Yepoka Yeebo

GUANGZHOU, China, September 23, 2013, (China News) -- The restaurant that Joey and Ugo Okonkwo own was packed on a recent Saturday night, with meal-time banter alternating between English, Cantonese Chinese, and Nigerian dialects among the mainly Nigerian patrons and the occasional Chinese girlfriend. In this bustling southern port city, it’s not an uncommon sight.


 

Nigeria: Diasporan Africans Should Attract Foreign Investment - - Amb Audu-Emeje PDF Print Email
Monday, 23 September 2013 21:01 Society

Nigeria: Diasporan Africans Should Attract Foreign Investment -- Amb Audu-Emeje

BY ABIODUN OLUWAROTIMI

WASHINGTON, sept 23, 2013 (The Leadership) Former First Lady of Kogi State, Ambassador Aisha Audu-Emeje, is a UN Ambassador for the Promotion of Peace, Education and Poverty Reduction. In this interview with ABIODUN OLUWAROTIMI in the US, she speaks about her efforts to promote investment and women and youth employment. She also gives her reason for contesting the 2011 governorship election against her ex-husband, Prince Abubakar Audu, and other candidates.


 

Africa: Behind China's Aid Structure PDF Print Email
Monday, 23 September 2013 20:54 China Africa Watch

Africa: Behind China's Aid Structure

XiJinpingNAIROBI, Kenya, September 23, 2013 (IRIN) — China's role as an aid donor has been met with wariness, both from aid experts and recipients. Confusion over the nature of China's aid arises because the country uses multiple ministries and agencies to give money, has different strategic priorities than traditional Western donors, and does not release detailed reports about how much aid it provides.



Saturday 21 September 2013

 

China Is Uganda's Key Economic Ally PDF Print Email
Saturday, 21 September 2013 20:59 China Africa Watch

China Is Uganda's Key Economic Ally

BY AMAMA MBABAZI*

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.


 

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