» 02/01/2007, 00.00
CHINA – AFRICA
Great expectations but few illusions for Hu’s visit to Sudan
Hu, who is in Liberia today, is expected to play a positive role in ending the genocide in Darfur but he is not likely to forget China’s interests in Sudan which range from crude oil to weapons sales to the Western-boycotted government in Khartoum.
16/03/2009 VATICAN – AFRICA
Pope coming as a friend of Africa, says PIME missionary
Fr Marco Pagani, from the PIME community in Yaoundé, shares with AsiaNews readers his expectations with regards to Benedict XVI’s pilgrimage to Yaoundé (Cameroon) and Luanda (Angola). For Africans the Church is different from the neo-colonialism of the international community. It is urgent that faith grow among Africans so that the Church’s social doctrine can be implemented in their culture.
19/06/2006 CHINA AFRICA
Wen Jiabao'as Africa tour continues in Ghana
Wen highlights collaboration and friendship with Egypt and Ghana and describes China as a friend of Africa. Experts point out though that China is willing to do business with and sell weapons to dictatorial regimes.
03/01/2006 CHINA - AFRICA
China-Africa ties grow and tip global balance
Beijing imports oil, metals and agricultural products too. It makes funds available and exports merchandise, manpower and technical expertise. Political ties are intense, even in the face of opposition from Europe and the US. More than 700 Chinese companies are at work in 49 African countries.
19/03/2010 CHINA – AFRICA
African stories: where the Chinese put their life at risk to enrich Beijing
Two men convicted of murdering Chinese workers are executed in Sudan. Seven Chinese fishermen are released after they were abducted in Cameroon. Through its companies, China is increasingly raising its profile in Africa, to exploit the continent’s natural and human resources. However, more and more, the local population views this presence as a “foreign invasion” and turning against it.
31/01/2007 CHINA – CAMEROON
Hu in Cameroon today to sign “usual” trade agreements
Following a well-established script, China’s leaders are travelling Africa to sign already negotiated agreements. World media are focusing on the Sudan leg of the eight nation trip, expecting a possible breakthrough on the Darfur issue. But to understand Beijing’s goals, all stops must be scrutinised.
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