February 2014

Friday 28 February 2014

 

Is Africa Back on Hungary’s Agenda? PDF Print Email
Friday, 28 February 2014 18:01 Diplomacy

Is Africa Back on Hungary’s Agenda?

HungaryBy Kester Kenn Klomegah

BUDAPEST, Hungary, February 28, 2014 (Buziness Africa) -- Driven by China’s economic and investment aggressiveness, the post-communist Hungarian republic has over the past few years craved a new opportunity aimed at reshaping and boosting its diplomatic profile and further promising starkly nearly all that, what significant global players have pledged in a number of African countries.


 

The High Cost of Ignoring Russia in Ukraine PDF Print Email
Friday, 28 February 2014 17:58 Buziness Eurasia

The High Cost of Ignoring Russia in Ukraine

By Andrei P. Tsygankov

MOSCOW, February 28, 2014 (TMT) -- There is no question that to Russia, the revolutionary transition of power in Ukraine constitutes a major geopolitical defeat. All the talk about a non zero-sum nature of Ukrainian transformation in the interest of the "people of Ukraine" is little more than a smoke screen covering the West's ambition to have the final say in Kiev. To think otherwise is to pretend that international politics does not exist.



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.



Thursday 20 February 2014

 

Defining New Terms of Engagement in the China – Africa Relations PDF Print Email
Thursday, 20 February 2014 10:36 China Africa Watch

Defining New Terms of Engagement in the China – Africa Relations

By Paul Frimpong*

ACCRA, Ghana, February 20, 2014 (GhanaWeb) -- In Africa, exports are booming and export markets have become more diversified. Foreign direct investments have increased by a factor of six over the past decade. Private entrepreneurs have emerged as a dynamic force for change, driving innovation and transforming outdated business models. There is an emergent middle class, although its size is often exaggerated. For the first time in over a generation, the number of people living in poverty have fallen; fewer children are dying before their fifth birthday and more are getting into school.



Tuesday 18 February 2014

 

Illicit financial flows from Africa: Track it, Stop it, Get it PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 12:52 News

Illicit financial flows from Africa: Track it, Stop it, Get it

By Masimba Tafirenyika*

New York, February 18, 2014 (UN) -- The figures are staggering: between $1.2 trillion and $1.4 trillion has left Africa through illicit financial flows between 1980 and 2009—roughly equal to Africa’s current gross domestic product and surpassing, by far, the money it received from outside over the same period. Illicit financial flows are money earned illegally and transferred for use elsewhere.



Saturday 15 February 2014

 

Boom Town: Kigali’s Chinese investment PDF Print Email
Saturday, 15 February 2014 12:42 China Africa Watch

Boom Town: Kigali’s Chinese investment

Daniel Nzohabonimana

KIGALI, Rwanda, February 15, 2014, (AS) -- Chinese investment in Africa has increased at an unprecedented level during the past two decades. Known as the ‘weapon of mass construction’, China’s footprint in Rwanda is no exception. Still recovering from the devastating 1994 genocide, the country urgently requires infrastructural investment to rebuild what was destroyed, and develop the future. The myth, however, looms larger than the reality.



Friday 14 February 2014

 

Japanese Noodle Company Pitches Camp in Kenya PDF Print Email
Friday, 14 February 2014 22:13 Buziness Japan

Japanese Noodle Company Pitches Camp in Kenya

iJnoodleBy Denise A. O. Kodhe*

NAIROBI, Kenya, February 14, 2014 (IDEA) -- The introduction of instant noodles by Nissin Foods Holdings Company of Japan in Kenya is a great initiative aimed at promoting cultural ties between Japan and Kenya. Japan established relations with Kenya nearly sixty years ago and since then has been instrumental in the development of country by supporting projects in areas of health, Agriculture, education, engineering, Environment and social Forestry.


 

Moscow Ready for Olympic Tourists. And Still Waiting PDF Print Email
Friday, 14 February 2014 12:53 Tourism

Moscow Ready for Olympic Tourists. And Still Waiting

By Delphine d’Amora

MOSCOW, February 14, 2014 (TMT) -- The Olympic Games seemed a golden opportunity for the Moscow tourism industry, with the majority of tourists bound to pause in the capital on their way to Sochi.

But the city has not been deluged with Olympic visitors. Those few who have stopped in Moscow have been quick to leave — few have booked hotel rooms in the city center, hoteliers said.


 

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