The Guardian’s Africa correspondent David Smith reports that China will soon send 700 combat...
Sep 16, 2012
As China and South Sudan work to rebuild the latter’s infrastructure through a $2.5 Billion grant to build new universities, China’s Africa envoy, Zhong Jianhua, says South Sudan’s oil may flow by November. This claim comes...
Apr 27, 2012
While there have been major disputes between Sudan and South Sudan since long before the latter’s formation in July of 2011, China has tried hard to maintain a favorable relationship with both states. China, who has major...
Aug 8, 2011
Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi is visiting both Sudan and the newly independent South Sudan, marking the first high-level visit from Beijing since the latter’s secession last month. From the BBC: China has been a...
Jan 8, 2010
Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi met with Nigerian officials to discuss oil exports and other energy matters. From Bloomberg: Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, on a six-nation tour of Africa and the Middle East, met his...
Oct 1, 2009
Despite recent setbacks, China is persevering in its efforts to secure major oil deals in Africa. From the Wall Street Journal: China state-owned CNOOC Ltd. (CEO) has become the latest company to enter talks with Uganda over a...
Jun 24, 2009
The New York Times reports: The giant Chinese oil company Sinopec has made a $7.22 billion takeover bid for the international oil and gas exploration company Addax Petroleum, the companies announced Wednesday. The takeover would...
China in Africa Round-up 07.30: China-Niger Oil Deal, African Art in Beijing, and China’s Power Diplomacy
Jul 30, 2008
Outcry Over China-Niger Oil Deal From the BBC: A multi-billion dollar oil deal between China and the west African state of Niger has been denounced by unions and transparency campaigners. Civil rights groups in Niger are...
Jul 3, 2008
From the Washington Times: […] Events in Africa shape a new quest for untapped resources, namely oil. All that talk about “blood diamonds” only shrouds a more important dialogue on the fierce competition...
Jun 9, 2008
From The International Crisis Group: China’s need for energy is growing faster than any other country’s. Record economic growth results in demand that outstrips domestic supply, leading Beijing to look outward to ensure growth...
Apr 3, 2008
Another Chinese bank is considering investing in South Africa. From IC Publications: A major, but unidentified Chinese bank is in talks to buy a stake in South Africa’s second-largest lender First National Bank, the...
Apr 2, 2008
China’s hunger for energy has driven its exploration in Africa since last year. In the meantime China starts to dig its own land for oil and metal, from China Daily: The search is on for domestic reserves of key resources,...
Mar 19, 2008
With China’s ever growing investments in Africa’s infrastructure and its rising dependence on the continent’s resources, Chinese companies are now entering the African market to sell their oil equipment. China...
Aug 9, 2007
From China Brief ( Volume 7, Issue 16): In its efforts to expel an Islamist government and capture a handful of inactive al-Qaeda suspects in Somalia, the United States has risked its political reputation in the region through a series of unpopular measures. These include backing an unsuccessful attempt by warlords to take over the […]
May 3, 2007
On China Dialogue, Nigerian journalist Godwin Nnanna writes about prospects for Chinese corporations in Africa in light of the recent attack on Chinese oil workers in Ethiopia: China’s rise in the continent’s energy sector has been astronomical in scale. In the last five years, the Chinese presence in Africa has gone from insignificant outpost to […]
Apr 29, 2007
From BBC News: Seven Chinese oil workers kidnapped by rebels in Ethiopia have been released and handed to the Red Cross, Red Cross officials and the rebels said. Two Ethiopian oil worker were also released, an Ogaden National Liberation Front spokesman said, adding all were in good health. The men were seized during a rebel […]
Apr 28, 2007
A follow-up on the attack on Chinese oil workers in Ethiopia last week, from Financial Times (via gulfnews.com): Last week’s attack on an oil exploration site in eastern Ethiopia in which nine Chinese were killed and at least five more taken hostage, was the single deadliest incident involving the Chinese in Africa to date. At […]
Apr 25, 2007
From the Washington Post: The killings of nine Chinese oilmen in Ethiopia’s desolate Ogaden Desert have provided a bloody reminder that China’s worldwide pursuit of raw materials has taken it into some rough neighborhoods where goodwill proclamations may not be enough to avoid getting caught up in local conflicts. Exposure to the military and political […]
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