January 2016

Friday 29 January 2016

 

Namibia Wants Stronger Ties With Russia PDF Print Email
Friday, 29 January 2016 14:09 News

Namibia Wants Stronger Ties With Russia

WINDHOEK, Namibia, January 29, 2016 (New Era) — As the world becomes more intertwined, Namibia has underscored the importance of cementing its long-standing relations with global powerhouse Russia.

Government reiterated that the continued strengthening of ties between the two countries should be championed and that the two should continue working together in areas of common interest.



Monday 25 January 2016

 

Russia Steps Up Efforts To Bolster Business With Africa PDF Print Email
Monday, 25 January 2016 14:02 Interviews

Russia Steps Up Efforts To Bolster Business With Africa

DSC_0115_By Kester Kenn Klomegah

MOSCOW, January 25, 2016 (Buziness Africa) – Recognizing the huge untapped potential in their economic cooperation, Russia and Africa have taken steady efforts in raising the level of trade and business promotion over the past few years. Russia is now aiming to increase trade with Africa than before.

 



Sunday 24 January 2016

 

Africa: From Kazakhstan to Africa PDF Print Email
Sunday, 24 January 2016 14:20 Buziness Eurasia

Africa: From Kazakhstan to Africa

MinErlanBy Erlan Idrissov*

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, January 24, 2016 (KMOF) -- The year 2015 was a turbulent, challenging year across the world. It was also 12 months when the links between our futures have never been clearer. Time and time again we have seen conflicts spill over borders.



Saturday 23 January 2016

 

Russia's Soft Power Becomes Softer in Africa PDF Print Email
Saturday, 23 January 2016 13:58 Experts Policy Center

Russia's Soft Power Becomes Softer in Africa

PutinBy Kester Kenn Klomegah

MOSCOW, January 23, 2016 (Buziness Africa) -- Absolutely, Russia has no image problem on the continent of Africa, thus it has considered not very important to prioritize media cooperation and the use of soft power in its foreign policy towards Africa. But over the years, experts have suggested for Russian officials to use the power of the media to inform the political and business elites about the progressive developments in Russia, its emerging economic opportunities and to improve it's soft power among Africans.



Friday 22 January 2016

 

Xi’s Visit Cements Egypt’s Place on the ‘Belt and Road’ PDF Print Email
Friday, 22 January 2016 09:00 Investment

Xi’s Visit Cements Egypt’s Place on the ‘Belt and Road’

By Shannon Tiezzi

CAIRO, Egypt, January 22, 2016 (The Diplomat) -- On Wednesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Egypt, the second stop on his Middle East tour (following a visit to Saudi Arabia earlier this week, and ahead of a visit to Iran). While in Cairo, Xi declared that his time in Egypt would “cement and deepen the China-Egypt relationship in an all-round way and advance practical cooperation between our two nations for new achievement.”



Monday 18 January 2016

 

HIGH IDEALS, HIGH STAKES PDF Print Email
Monday, 18 January 2016 13:51 China Africa Watch

HIGH IDEALS, HIGH STAKES

ChinaFlagC_1By Yu Xiaodong

NEW YORK, January 18, 2016 (NewsChina Magazine) -- During the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) held in early December in Johannesburg, Chinese President Xi Jinping met with 50 African leaders, announcing a new loan and aid package valued at US$60 billion.



Saturday 16 January 2016

 

Russia's Lukoil Exits Cote d'Ivoire PDF Print Email
Saturday, 16 January 2016 14:06 News

Russia's Lukoil Exits Cote d'Ivoire

By Kester Kenn Klomegah

MOSCOW, January 16, 2016 (Buziness Africa) -- Russian news agencies have reported that Lukoil, Russia's largest private oil company in the world, exited from projects in Cote d'Ivoire, where it led exploration in the deep offshore. The company confirmed on Friday the information about leaving the projects to TASS News Agency.



Thursday 14 January 2016

 

Liberia, Russia Celebrate 60 Years of Diplomatic Ties PDF Print Email
Thursday, 14 January 2016 14:08 Diplomacy

Liberia, Russia Celebrate 60 Years of Diplomatic Ties

MONROVIA, Liberia, January 14, 2016 (Front Page Africa) — The Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. B. Elias Shoniyin, has on behalf of the President, Ellen Johnson, sent a message of renewed diplomatic ties to Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation and the Government and People of Russia as the two countries celebrate 60 years of Diplomatic relations.



Monday 11 January 2016

 

Zimbabwe: Government Excludes Russian Firm From Diamond Merger PDF Print Email
Monday, 11 January 2016 14:07 News

Zimbabwe: Government Excludes Russian Firm From Diamond Merger

By Phillimon Mhlanga and Malvin Mkudu

HARARE, Zimbabwe, January 11, 2016 (Financial Gazette) — DIAMOND mining firm, DTZ-OZGEO, a joint venture outfit between Econendra of Russia and the Development Trust of Zimbabwe (DTZ), will be excluded from government's planned consolidation of all diamond mining companies, the Financial Gazette can report.



Sunday 10 January 2016

 

Russia Pledges Support to Conflict-Stricken African Countries PDF Print Email
Sunday, 10 January 2016 12:15 News

Russia Pledges Support to Conflict-Stricken African Countries

Conflict2By Kester Kenn Klomegah
MOSCOW, January 10, 2016 (Buziness Africa) -- In its end-of-year official report, the Russian Foreign Ministry indicated that Russia, as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, has made a substantial contribution to resolving conflicts and crises in Mali, Somalia, Sudan and the Central African Republic and many other African countries.


 

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