India considers the Indian Ocean to be its backyard and sphere of influence which is being infiltrated by the Chinese. It believes that the ‘Indian’ Ocean is ‘India’s Ocean’, reports WANJOHI KABUKURU. Continue reading Geopolitics: China’s Gifts Diplomacy Pays Off
Chinese companies are implementing huge infrastructure projects in Nigeria. But like the colonialists before them, they are engaged in serious labour violations apparently with impunity. How does this ‘south-south cooperation’ benefit the Nigerian worker?
By Theophilus Abbah, published on 2014-04-10 by Pambazuka News, Issue 673
A new 32 berth port, to ship South Sudanese oil to China, is planned for the Lamu archipelago, a stunning green field heritage site in northern coastal Kenya, teeming with rare species, coral reefs and marine biodiversity and, of course, people. But none of this richness, or the indigenous people for whom this is home, seem to matter to the Government of Kenya and private developers.
By Ali Noor, Pambazuka News, 2014-02-20, Issue 666
Namibia has enjoyed a good reputation for its nature conservation, but there is evidence the illegal trade in wildlife products is taking off. The smuggling hotspot is the Zambezi border region where five Southern Africa countries intersect. Oxpeckers fellow and Chinese journalist Hongxiang Huang travelled to Zambezi to investigate.
By Oxpeckers reporters, 02.11.2014
When a Chinese businessman first approached Malagasy farmer Jean Manantsoa, 47, in April last year with an offer to lease his family rice fields, Manantsoa had no idea of the untapped pockets of potential natural wealth beneath.
By Nadia Raonimanalina and Will Fitzgibbon, The Africa Report, 08 January 2014
Uganda has signed an agreement with a Chinese company to supply equipment for road repairs, as the quality of rural roads has become a cause for concern. But the delivery of the equipment has not been without controversy, as some think it is substandard, however the government is sticking to its guns, saying the material is good enough.
By Fredrick Mugira, 22 October 2013, published in The Africa Report
In the morning of July 1, this year, when five million residents of Dar es Salaam woke up to a life-time shock and couldn’t believe their eyes weren’t cheating. Some thought they had been caught by the wrong hop.
Richard Mgamba, Guardian on Sunday (Tanzania) 7 July 2013
China is the world’s second largest economy, and its leading exporter in goods. It is also Africa’s single most influential global trading partner, increasing from $10 billion (1990) to $200 billion (2012). Continue reading China in Africa – call for story proposals
Trata-se do actual Ministro da Agricultura José Pacheco, o ex. Tomas Mandlate envolvidos no contrabando da madeira de Moçambique para a china em números astronómicos comparativamente as quantidades de corte anual estabelecidas pelos Serviços de floresta e fauna Bravia. Continue reading Ministro e ex. Ministro da Agricultura no tráfico de Madeira de Moçambique para a China