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Chinese firm eyes UG oil pipeline

Chinese firm eyes UG oil pipeline

Chinese oil firm China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) aims to take a stake in an oil pipeline being developed to export Ugandan crude, the firm said on Friday. Uganda discovered crude oil reserves about 13 years ago but commercial production has been...

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Ghana ‘exports rosewood timber illegally to China’

Ghana ‘exports rosewood timber illegally to China’

Rosewood trees grow across West Africa About six million rosewood trees have been cut down in Ghana for illegal export to China since 2012, an environmental group says. The rare species, which takes 100 years to grow, is mostly used to make imperial-style furniture in...

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China’s Risky Bets

China’s Risky Bets

Xi Jinping (Kaliva via Shutterstock) by James M. Dorsey China’s infrastructure and energy driven US$1 trillion Belt and Road initiative involves risky bets across a swath of land populated by often illiberal or autocratic governments exercising power without...

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South Africa, Kenya back Huawei

South Africa, Kenya back Huawei

Kenya's Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communications Joseph Mucheru has described Chinese multinational ICT and telecommunications firm Huawei as a scapegoat in the US-China trade war, which he said has more political than technological...

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