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China goes all out to fight claims of purge of diplomats

China goes all out to fight claims of purge of diplomats

Former Chinese ambassador to Kenya Sun Baohong. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP Traditionally, the Chinese officials have been guarded, often ignoring media requests altogether or giving delayed updates. But faced with negative publicity about mounting debt and...

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China firm to buy local events planner

China firm to buy local events planner

MEI Group chairman David Wang at a media on Tuesday. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NMG China-based publicity and international events company Mie Group has initiated talks to buy a stake in Kenya’s events planner and business consultancy Global Exhibitions Inc (GEX). Mie...

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FG allays fear over China debt

FG allays fear over China debt

THE Federal government has allayed the fear of many Nigerians who have reservation about the financial assistance being given to the country by China Exim bank due to property take over by the Chinese. China has taken over infrastructures in many African countries...

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Chinese embassy should block Sh17bn JKIA scam

Chinese embassy should block Sh17bn JKIA scam

JKIA arrivals and departure terminal. Two Chinese companies have written to the Kenya Airports Authority demanding Sh17 billion compensation for the JKIA Greenfield Terminal project that was cancelled in March 2016 (see P6). Amazingly, Sh4.3 billion has already been...

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Zimbabwe rakes in $2.7m selling baby elephants in China

Zimbabwe raked in $2.7m for exporting baby elephants to China and the United Arab Emirates, the Tourism Minister has confirmed, according to the stet-affiliated newspaper, The Chronicle. Tourism Minister Priscah Mupfumira said across a period of six years, the country...

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The African Airlines That Should Be on Your Radar

The African Airlines That Should Be on Your Radar

Exactly a year ago, if a New Yorker wanted to get to Nairobi , they were looking at around 24 hours of flight time and at least one plane change under the best of circumstances. But last October, Kenya Airways' new direct changed all that, shaving 10 hours off that...

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China agrees to restructure Congo debt [Business Africa]

China agrees to restructure Congo debt [Business Africa]

55 minutes ago The Republic of Congo may soon be eligible for badly needed support from the International Monetary Fund. It follows an agreement by China to restructure debts owed by the Central African nation. Congo has been under financial distress since 2014 and...

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Chinese logging takes heavy toll on farmers in Guinea-Bissau

GAMAMADU, Guinea-Bissau, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Before the ban, Chinese loggers drove straight through Gamamadu village to harvest its most important resource: the rosewood forest. “So many Chinese came here. We were praying for a means to stop it,” said...

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Benedict Peters: Beware of China’s new colonialism

Benedict Peters: Beware of China’s new colonialism

Italy throws its support behind China’s Belt and Road Initiative. America is slowly awakening to the growing menace of China’s plans for economic supremacy. In 2013 Chinese President Xi Jingping launched an international investment program that became known as the...

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