Fake Drug Pipeline Undercuts Malaria Progress

The Wall Street Journal examines the global trade in fake, counterfeit and otherwise substandard malaria medication, in which China and particularly Guangzhou’s African community appear to play a substantial part. From...

Angola Deports Chinese “Gangsters”

The BBC reports on the extradition of Chinese nationals who have been making an illicit living in Angola: Angola has extradited 37 Chinese nationals, accused of extortion, kidnappings, armed robberies and running prostitution...

Angola’s Chinese Built Ghost Town

China seems to have taken a symptom of their real-estate bubble with them in their continued investment in Africa. Over the last three years, state-owned China International Trust and Investment Corporation (中国中信集团公司) has built...

The Queensway Syndicate and the Africa Trade

The Economist investigates the China International Fund, a shadowy Hong Kong-based syndicate accused of a range of misdeeds. These include corruption, profiteering with African natural resources while breaking the terms of...

CurrentTV: Chinatown, Africa (Video)

Trade and investment ties between China and Africa have resulted in closer political relations and greater cross-cultural exposure.  CurrentTV takes a look at the growing Chinese presence in Angola, via Africa Is a...

Chinese Investments in Africa

From AllAfrica, Chinese Investments in Nigeria: (July 3, 2008) In recent times, quite a lot has been said and written about the presence of Chinese investors in Africa . The West is clearly worried not just about the rate of...

Paul Collier: China’s Investment in Africa

The New York-based Council on Foreign Relations today published an interview with Paul Collier, currently Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University. Formerly he was...

Chinese Arms Ship Allowed to Dock in Angola: Report

AFP reports that the ship carrying weapons originally headed for Zimbabwe from China, which has been forced to return home, has been allowed to dock in Angola: Angola has given authorisation for a Chinese ship loaded with arms...

African Choices – Godwin Nnanna

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 […]

Angola: China’s African foothold – BBC

From the BBC: One of the worst of the countless conflicts that has blighted Africa in recent times is that of Angola. But a peace deal signed four years ago – and huge oil reserves – are now giving the Angolans hope as the country tries to rebuild its devastated infrastructure. Recently China, scouring the […]

With China’s help, Angola to rebuild roads – Sapa-AFP

From Sapa-AFP, via the Mail and Guardian: Angola plans to begin rebuilding its roads destroyed in the 1975-2002 civil war, starting with a 300km stretch between the capital Luanda and the northern agricultural and mining province of Uige, the national road body said on Tuesday. China has granted Angola a $211-million loan to finance the […]



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