October 2013

Monday 21 October 2013

 

Southern Africa: China-Africa Symposium to Discuss 50 Years of China-Africa Relations and the China Development Experience PDF Print Email
Monday, 21 October 2013 11:12 China Africa Watch

Southern Africa: China-Africa Symposium to Discuss 50 Years of China-Africa Relations and the China Development Experience

HARARE, October 21, 2013 (Buziness Africa) -- China's profile has been growing across Africa as investment and cooperation have expanded rapidly over the past decade, but this cooperation has a long history stretching back over 50 years.


 

Inside Kenya's First Mining University PDF Print Email
Monday, 21 October 2013 11:11 Interviews

Inside Kenya's First Mining University

BY JOHN MUCHANGI

NAIROBI, OCTOBER 21, 2013 (THE STAR) -- A small university near Voi is breeding Kenya's next crop of mining experts. The principal, Prof Hamadi Iddi Boga, reveals why Taita Taveta University College deserves attention. He spoke with John Muchangi


 

Kenyan Youth Harness ICTs to Revitalize Start-ups PDF Print Email
Monday, 21 October 2013 11:00 SciTech

Kenyan Youth Harness ICTs to Revitalize Start-ups

thBy Naftali Mwaura

NAIROBI, Kenya, October 21, 2013 (Buziness Africa) -- Sam Njenga`s makeshift office in down town Nairobi can be mistaken for a junkyard thanks to piles of old laptops and printers that have gathered suffocating dust. The 26 year-old computer science graduate in one of Kenya`s prestigious private universities is however not distracted by fussy clients who troop his work station for a range of services.



Sunday 20 October 2013

 

Chinese Dream, African Dream: Achieving Common Development PDF Print Email
Sunday, 20 October 2013 10:53 China Africa Watch

Chinese Dream, African Dream: Achieving Common Development

By Ms. Asha-Rose Migiro*

CHINA, October 20, 2013 (Buziness Africa) -- Recently, the new Chinese administration under the distinguished leadership of President Xi Jinping unveiled "The Great Chinese Dream." Through this dream China affirms its "commitment to connecting its development with that of Africa, aligning the interests of the Chinese people with those of the African people, and combing China's development opportunities with those of Africa" stressed President Xi. It is in this regard that the Chinese dream has received immense appeal in Africa-it conjures a vision of collective achievement and resonates with the continent's dream.


 

Central Asia: Can Chinese Cash Glue the Region Together? PDF Print Email
Sunday, 20 October 2013 08:48 Buziness Eurasia

Central Asia: Can Chinese Cash Glue the Region Together?

By Chris Rickleton

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, October 20, 2013 (EurasianetDotOrg) -- China is striving to forge Central Asia into a streamlined conduit for its regional trade and energy ambitions. But Beijing is finding that domestic insecurity and fractious bilateral relations among the region’s five former-Soviet republics have created a web of obstacles.



Saturday 19 October 2013

 

Nigeria: Unveiling Top 10 Richest African Musicians PDF Print Email
Saturday, 19 October 2013 19:04 Society

Nigeria: Unveiling Top 10 Richest African Musicians

BY ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM

ABUJA, Nigeria, OCTOBER 19, 2013 (leadership) – The list of musicians who rake in millions of dollars are usually reserved for international megastars like Beyonce or Kanye West and people who largely hail from the western world. However, there are artistes across Africa whose stars are rapidly rising and they are able to command larger paychecks around the world. Highly influential and each bringing their own unique sound, these artistes represent the richest African musicians, according to Answers Africa. ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM brings you the list.


 

World Economic Forum Gathers Leaders to Reignite Russia's Economy PDF Print Email
Saturday, 19 October 2013 19:01 Russian Reports

World Economic Forum Gathers Leaders to Reignite Russia's Economy

iCarBy Anatoly Medetsky

MOSCOW, October 19, 2013 (TMT) -- Kaluga shines so brightly in the regional investment firmament that it has regularly drawn cheers from President Vladimir Putin and various economists. Some of the reasons why the region, 160 kilometers southwest of Moscow, is leading the way as a target for new business ventures include the decision by Governor Anatoly Artamonov to share his mobile number with prospective investors, and a simplified process for obtaining construction permits.



Thursday 17 October 2013

 

World-Class Universities Leave Russia Behind PDF Print Email
Thursday, 17 October 2013 18:58 Russian Reports

World-Class Universities Leave Russia Behind

icartoonBy Mark Nuckols*

MOSCOW, October 17, 2013 (TMT) -- Once again, no Russian institutions figured into the top 200 universities worldwide, according to this year's annual Times Higher Education survey. The only Russian university in the top 400 was Lomonosov Moscow State University in the 226 to 250 range.



Friday 11 October 2013

 

Who Wants to Be a Russian Billionaire? PDF Print Email
Friday, 11 October 2013 22:07 Russian Reports

Who Wants to Be a Russian Billionaire?

DollarsBy Lukas I. Alpert

MOSCOW, October 11, 2013 (WSJ) — When it comes to household wealth, it seems Russia has come full circle. In the days of the Soviet Union, the country boasted that all its citizens shared the wealth equally, but a new report has found that a mere 20 years after the end of Communism, wealth disparity has soared with 35% of the country’s entire wealth now in the hands of just 110 people.



Thursday 10 October 2013

 

China Africa Ties Solid PDF Print Email
Thursday, 10 October 2013 22:02 China Africa Watch

China Africa Ties Solid

By H.E. Xi Jinping,

CHINA, October 10, 2013 (FOCAC) -- Whenever I come to Africa, two things always strike me the most. One is the continuous progress. Each time I come to Africa, I am deeply impressed by new developments on this continent, which are really encouraging. The other is your overwhelming warmth. The sincere friendship of the African people toward the Chinese people is as warm and unforgettable as the sunshine in Africa.


 

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