China, AU sign landmark agreement on high-speed railway connection

China and the African Union (AU) have agreed to begin the implementation of a five-year plan, aiming to connect all economic and political capital cities in Africa with high-speed railway, industrial parks and regional aviation networks, the AU said on … Read More

Mauritius: China gives Mauritius grant, interest-free loan

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Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – China has given a grant of 250 million rupees (about US$8.5 million) and an interest-free loan of the same amount to Mauritius, according to Mauritian Finance and Economic Development Minister Vishnu Lutchmeenaraidoo. He said that the … Read More

Ethiopia: AU receives more funds for Ebola response in West Africa

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – China has donated US$2 million to the African Union Commission to support the AU response to the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA), the AU said Friday. The Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AU, … Read More

Congo: Chinese company exports 1,100 tons of zinc and lead from Congo

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Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The chairman and director general of the Chinese company, Lulu de Mine, Zou Delyn, announced on Monday that it exported 1,100 tons of zinc and lead from south Congo this month. In a communiqué issued in … Read More

Congo: Congo’s trade with China increases sharply

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Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – China’s Ambassador in Congo Guan Jian has said the volume of trade between his country and Congo reached US$5.870 billion between January and November 2013, compared to US$290 million in 2002. The Ambassador disclosed the figures … Read More

Nigeria: Diplomats, officials granted visa waiver to China

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Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) – Diplomatic ties between the world most populous nation, China, and Africa’s largest black nation, Nigeria, entered the next level with the Asian country granting visa waivers to Nigerian diplomats and senior government officials. The privately-owned GUARDIAN … Read More

President Jonathan wants China to support Nigeria’s agricultural sector

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President Goodluck Jonathan PANA Abuja, Nigeria – President Goodluck Jonathan, on Wednesday in Abuja said that Nigeria would welcome the deployment of China’s renowned agricultural expertise in support of efforts to positively transform Nigeria’s agricultural sector, a presidency press statement … Read More

Nigeria’s anti-drug agency may sanction foreign airlines

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By PANA Lagos, Nigeria – Nigeria’s National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) may sanction 14 foreign airlines said to be used by drug traffickers through the country’s main gateway Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, between January and June. The local … Read More