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Jack Ma: Why I flew 15 hours just to visit Nigeria

Jack Ma: Why I flew 15 hours just to visit Nigeria

Jack Ma, co-founder of Alibaba, Chinese e-commerce company, led a team of investors from his country to Nigeria on Thursday. Speaking when he met with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa in Abuja, Ma said the essence of the visit is to understand...

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Incubation zone to be launched to promote China-Africa trade

The first phase of the China-Africa Economic and Trade Incubation Zone will complete construction and go operational in 2020, bringing in state agencies, international organizations, enterprises and talented individuals from both sides, authorities said. Located in...

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Alibaba tests water with e-commerce initiatives

Alibaba tests water with e-commerce initiatives

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has a relatively light commercial footprint in Africa, but its moves to encourage digital entrepreneurship on the continent may hint at future expansion, as David Thomas reports. Twenty years after founding the world’s largest...

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France’s Africa Ambition

France’s Africa Ambition

French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire (L) shakes hand with Tony Elumelu, United Bank for Africa president and founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation, before the opening session of the conference "Invest for Growth in Africa" , October 30, 2019 The time to...

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With China as its mentor, Pakistan triples arms exports

With China as its mentor, Pakistan triples arms exports

Pakistan has sold 16 JF-17 fighters, built with China's help, to Myanmar and three to Nigeria. © Getty Images ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan, known as a major importer of weapons from China and the United States, is poised to significantly expand its arms exports, with an...

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How Do You Fight Malaria In Tanzania? With Drones!

How Do You Fight Malaria In Tanzania? With Drones!

Training session on the DJI Agras MG1-S spray drone against malaria, in Tanzania. Tanzania Flying Labs When the specially-designed DJI Agras MG1-S drone rose over a rice field in Cheju, Tanzania and started to deploy its payload, it was the culmination of years of...

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