Friday, 21 February 2014

 

Going east: African migrants head for China PDF Print Email
Friday, 21 February 2014 10:35 China Africa Watch

Going east: African migrants head for China

By Eleanor Whitehead

LONDON, February 21, 2014 (ThisIsAfrica) -- After a decade-long push into Africa in search of resources, the Chinese government is still struggling with an image problem - and so are its migrants.

The stories are familiar: in Sierra Leone, African labourers complain that their eastern foremen overwork them; Ghana has deported hundreds of Chinese for illegally mining gold; in Zambia, a series of worker controversies in a Chinese-owned coal mine culminated in the killing of a manager and the seizure of the operations by the government; and across African markets, eastern traders are regarded with suspicion for undercutting locals.


 

Whiz Kid Invents 'Talking' Walking Stick for the Blind PDF Print Email
Friday, 21 February 2014 10:33 Russian Reports

Whiz Kid Invents 'Talking' Walking Stick for the Blind (Video)

iKidBy Diana Kulchitskaya

MOSCOW, February 21, 2014 (TMT) -- While his classmates spent their free time playing football and other games, he made mechanical toys and did not leave his soldering iron for a moment.

His first real invention, at the age of nine, was a thermometer for visually impaired people. It vibrated several times to show the body temperature, making it easy for people with poor eyesight to measure their temperatures.


 

China in Africa: Devil or Angel? PDF Print Email
Friday, 21 February 2014 10:24 China Africa Watch

China in Africa: Devil or Angel?

By Luo Jianbo and Zhang Xiaomin

CHINA, February 21, 2014 (FOCAC) -- China has never denied that its Africa policy has its own strategic interests. However, one of the most outstanding features of China’s policy is its aspiration to promote South-South cooperation and to achieve the renaissance of Asia and Africa. Unlike the former colonial masters, China’s engagement provides Africa with new development opportunities.


 

 

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