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China loans Mauritania $87m for port construction

China has extended Mauritania a $87 million loan to be used for the construction of a fishing harbor expected to generate 800 permanent jobs and handle around 400,000 tons of merchandise yearly. Minister of Finance and Industry Cheikh El Kebir Moulaye Taher told...

China, US face off in Middle East and Africa

The imminent signing of a “Phase 1” trade deal between China and the US on January 15 appears to herald the beginning of the end of a tense period in bilateral relations. While the signing is yet to be officially confirmed, markets have breathed a sigh of relief and,...

Kenyan leather exporters bet on US-China trade deal

Kenya’s leather exporters are predicting a better year as the US and China move to end their three-year trade wars. A Chinese delegation is expected in Washington on January 13 for the signing of phase 1 of a trade treaty in what could end the tariff wars that have...