The Impact of China on Western’s Policy towards Africa

Thursday, January 12, 2017 @ 4:57 am

Berhanu Tsegay (from MoFEC) [Oct, 2013] Abstract Driven by its own energy demands that are exponentially increasing as a result of its booming economy China has already begun extensively to play the field in Africa by offering a mix of loans on [...]

Sino-Africa ties: East is not West

Sunday, December 27, 2015 @ 5:07 am

The President of the People Republic of China, Xi Jinping, has recently participated in the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. In his warmly welcomed speech, the President announced packages of worth [...]

When China Met Africa

Sunday, August 9, 2015 @ 5:41 am

(Tehmina S. Khan) China’s expanding presence in Sub-Saharan Africa has been a major catalyst for growth in the region. Contrary to widespread opinion, its engagement covers all aspects of development. Stronger domestic policies will help countries [...]

Obama in Ethiopia: Did We Just Insult China?

Monday, July 27, 2015 @ 8:52 am

Addis Ababa is abuzz with Obama’s historic visit. Ethiopians were nonchalant about his visit with no sign of a fraction of the excitement Kenyans showed towards Obama’s visit. That seems to have changed once the president arrived in [...]

China: 10+ million people out of poverty in just 3 years

Monday, March 16, 2015 @ 10:13 pm

Chinese officials revealed that more than 10 million people have been lifted out of poverty for the past three consecutive years. Albeit, the current Chinese government is considered to be the first country in the world that has been able to lift [...]

Use a telescope to look ahead to future Sino-US ties: FM

Friday, March 13, 2015 @ 1:50 am

President Xi Jinping’s upcoming state visit to the US, scheduled for autumn this year, will infuse momentum into the new model of major-country relations between the two countries, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Sunday at a press [...]

China pledges to deepen economic reforms

Sunday, March 8, 2015 @ 2:11 am

In his government work report to the annual session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) which opened Thursday, Premier Li Keqiang pledged fresh breakthroughs in major reforms, saying he would work to generate new momentum for development. The [...]

Africa’s Latest False Choice

Thursday, December 4, 2014 @ 7:32 pm

(Mahamoud Ali Youssouf – Foreign Minister of Djibouti). With the rise of Asian economies and their desire to play a greater role on the world stage, it has been suggested that Africa should choose between keeping its partnerships with the West [...]

Things the Africans should learn from China

Sunday, October 12, 2014 @ 12:46 am

“If you give a person a fish for a day, he eats for a day but if you teach him how to fish, he eats his entire life”: a Chinese proverb in practice in Africa! Conceivably, it is time that for we Africans initiate to inquiry the very stuffs we [...]

How much can China offer in Africa’s Ebola crisis?

Monday, September 22, 2014 @ 6:09 pm

(Yanzhong Huang) Since March, the Ebola virus—the most lethal viral disease known to humankind—has been spinning out of control in West Africa. Thus far, nearly 5,000 suspected and confirmed cases, including about 2,500 fatalities, have been [...]

Are China’s NGOs entering Africa?

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 @ 12:50 am

(Hu Jianlong) In the evening of 18 May, the Africa Philanthropy Forum, held at a congress hall near the Lingshan Buddha — East China’s largest Buddha statue – experienced another small climax. Gu Xiulian, a former deputy chairwoman of the [...]

Ethiopia: Fincha Hydropower Plant becomes operational

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 @ 6:02 am

Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia, Xie Xiaoyan, inaugurated Fincha Amerti Neshe Hydropower Project on Saturday. The Hydropower Plant is located in the Oromia Regional State of Horoguduru Wollega Zone and has an installed [...]

Text of UN body decision on Gibe III dam project

Saturday, July 23, 2011 @ 6:20 am

World Heritage Committee requested Ethiopia ‘to immediately halt all construction on the GIBE III dam’, which is partly financed by a Chinese loan. The Committee is responsible for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention and [...]
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