Events highlighting China's rapidly growing relationship with Africa. Timeline is a supplement to the ebook "Exploring ChinAfrica: Trends in Chinaâs 21st century push into Africa" written by G Kofi Annan of Annansi LLC. For more information visit http://www.annansi.com/blog.
Created by gkofia on May 20, 2008
Last updated: 09/30/10 at 12:10 PM
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 - update 90ReliefWeb (press release)In North Africa and West Asia, influenza activity is low. However, respiratory tract infections in the north western area of Pakistan and Afghanistan are ...and moreÂ Â»
The HinduThe Zakumi 2010 FIFA mascot will be made in ChinaBet On World Cup 2010It is confirmed that this year's FIFA mascot will be made in China, rather than in South Africa. This was released by the clothing research agency ReDress ...Power Rankings: Soaring SpainYahoo! EurosportIndian tourists to South Africa expected to double by 2012Business StandardSmart gridsITWebFifa.comÂ -UEFA.comÂ -ESPNall 1,332 news articlesÂ Â»
Deepening Chinese Stakes in West Africa: The Case of GhanaJamestown FoundationTrade and investment flows between Africa and China have increased dramatically in the past decade. Along with its growing manufacturing prowess, ...and moreÂ Â»
PPR full year net profit increases 7 percentThe Associated Press... as China. PPR, owner of the Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci brands, said net profit rose to euro984.6 million ($1.35 billion) after it sold its African ...PPR Studies Small-Scale Lifestyle AcquisitionsBusinessWeekPPR to take 2-3 years to sell retail businessesReutersFRANCE: Gucci boosts PPR FY profit to EUR985mjust-style.comCanadianBusiness.comÂ -MSN Malaysia Newsall 101 news articlesÂ Â»
ReutersPandemic flu still active in parts of world: WHOReuters... with only sporadic detections of seasonal influenza viruses," it said, concluding the same for northern Africa and swathes of Asia, including China. ...Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 - update 83ReliefWeb (press release)WHO: Some regions still battle intense flu activityCIDRAPall 2,029 news articlesÂ Â»
Malaysia StarChina wants it both waysThe Japan Times... China was the former: It loudly emphasized its membership in the developing world and quietly used poor countries, especially from Africa, ...Copenhagen According to USADown to Earth (subscription)Rwanda: The Road to Copenhagen Did Not Pass Through AfricaAllAfrica.comCopenhagen summit reaches weak agreementCanadian Consulting Engineer (press release) (subscription)Socialistworker.co.ukÂ -Daily News & AnalysisÂ -Reuters AlertNet (blog)all 238 news articlesÂ Â»
Daily MailChair of Group of Developing Nations Makes Angry Plea to Obama After CopenhagenHuffington Post (blog)When Lumumba Stanislaus Di-Aping, the chairman of the G-77 group of developing countries at Copenhagen, came to the press center at 1 AM on Saturday morning ...Group of 77's poor, developing states call deal 'worst in history'Manila TimesAnger at delegate's Holocaust jibe against climate deal - as his country ...Daily MailEditorial: Response from world leaders sad and stiltedNew Zealand HeraldSudan TribuneÂ -The News Internationalall 293 news articlesÂ Â»
BBC NewsCopenhagen: Snubs, skulduggery, and sleepless nightsIndependentReuters reported that Mr Obama had reached a "meaningful agreement" with China, India and South Africa. It quoted a US official who describes it as a ...Gordon Brown hints at 'plan B' if Copenhagen talks remain unresolvedguardian.co.ukall 598 news articlesÂ Â»
Business Daily AfricaChina sends Wen to Africa summit in search of raw materialsISI - Emerging MarketsAccording to Reuters, Chinese premier Wen Jiabao will visit Egypt next month to attend the second China-Africa summit, the foreign ministry said, as China ...China's Wen to visit Egypt, attend China-Africa forumXinhuaFinancial crisis fails to dampen China's growing interest in AfricaBusiness Daily AfricaA Call For More Transparency In China's Africa InvestmentsWall Street Journal (blog)Reuters South AfricaÂ -NASDAQÂ -People's Daily Onlineall 28 news articlesÂ Â»
Telegraph.co.ukSA must push G20 to carry out its broad reform agenda global economyBusiness ReportIt is not obvious that South Africa and other non-Bric emerging markets can rely on them to promote our interests. This raises interesting questions about ...G20 sees progress on tax havens, more to doHindustan TimesEmerging world looks for climate cash at G20MSN Malaysia Newsall 490 news articlesÂ Â»
Under the Influence: Chinese Colonialism Works Without IdeasWorld Politics ReviewFrom there they move on to the China-Africa summit in Beijing, which when it began in 2000 garnered little attention. By 2006, it had become a staple in the ...
The Associated PressCAPITAL CULTURE: Obama girls' outsized summer funThe Associated PressSusan Ford went to China with her father. Chelsea Clinton traveled to Asia and Africa with her mother, Hillary Rodham Clinton, now the secretary of state. ...and moreÂ Â»
Sydney Morning Herald'Not Going So Well'New York TimesMonologue | Aired Tuesday night on NBC: Yesterday in Africa, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lost her temper at a college student when he asked her a ...Bill Clinton More Popular Than Hillary, Poll ShowsFOXNewsHillary Clinton needs tough rhino hide in answer to husband Bill ...New York Daily NewsUS to provide $17 mln in aid to DR CongoXinhuaChicago TribuneÂ -Dallas Morning NewsÂ -FOXNewsall 3,343 news articlesÂ Â»
The Associated PressChina Development Plans Brazil, Russia, Egypt OfficesBloombergThe China-Africa Development Fund, which has helped finance a cotton facility in Malawi and power station in Ghana, was set up in June 2007 with an initial ...CDB to set up offices in Russia, EgyptChina DailyChina Development Bank To Keep Focus On Bonds, Corp LendingWall Street Journalall 468 news articlesÂ Â»
African real estate tempts the braveReutersBy Sinead Cruise and Daryl Loo LONDON (Reuters) - Africa is brimming with undiscovered real estate gems and has begun to intercept opportunistic capital earmarked for China, Brazil and India, a partner in one of Europe's oldest African real estate ...
China Housing & Development Urges Investors East, Then WestWall Street Journal... the ancient network of trade routes across Asia linking it with Europe and northern Africa - wasn't affected by the coastal real-estate bubble in China. ...and moreÂ Â»
African Union Ambassador tours cityMichigan Citizen,Â MIThe AU has demanded two seats at the United Nations Security Council be held by African nations. Currently, the UN Security Council is composed of five permanent members â China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States â and ten ...
Chinese envoy defends Sino-Africa relationsThe Southern Times,Â South AfricaThe Chinese envoy said the essence of China-Africa relations is highlighted by the fact that there are no political attachments, and that China never seeks dominance in Africa and thus never uses such as a condition for its relations with African ...Africa Should Seek Favourable Trade Deals New Eraall 2 news articles
Chief of Chinese women's federation meets delegations from Africa ...People's Daily Online,Â ChinaThe Africa delegation included 21 women from political parties and women organizations of more than 10 African countries. They came to Beijing for a seminar on women issues, a program under the framework of Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. ...
Africa: South Africa Vs Dalai Lama - Matters ArisingAllAfrica.com,Â WashingtonOf course I need not mention the Zimbabwean story under Mugabe and its relationship with China. Africa and indeed Africans must begin to ask the Chinese what they want in Africa. Is it our mineral resources or interference in our political affairs?Dalai Lama Scholars To Speak for Hope, Peace Daily Nexusall 26 news articles
Los Angeles TimesChina cooperating in tackling financial crisisXinhua,Â ChinaChina signed more than 20 cooperation agreements with five Asian and African countries during Hu's visits. Under those agreements, China promised to increase aid and expand trade and investment with African countries. It also wrote off part of the debt ...Argentina, China sign tentative currency swap deal The Associated PressThe GoldsmithsâPart LVIII Gold SeekFrank Sieren & Andreas Sieren: We need a G-2 summit, not a G-20 Business StandardWorld Currency WatchÂ - Euromoney Magazineall 442 news articles
Reuters NigeriaStandard Bank Aims to Repeat âAcceptableâ 2008 ProfitBloombergICBC and Standard Bank, which has 30 staff in Beijing, are working on transactions with at least 80 Chinese companies seeking more business in Africa, he said. Standard Bank will offer investors the option to take additional shares instead of a cash ...Troika to swap stake for Standard Bank unit, cash Reuters* No firm 2009 forecast, flat results would be "acceptable" guardian.co.uk"You did af***ing good job" MoneywebReuters UKÂ - Reutersall 33 news articles
guardian.co.ukPower in Beijing balance sheetAsia Times Online,Â Hong KongTo put it most starkly, China will emerge from this crisis owning large new chunks Americana and the resources of Africa, Russia and beyond. The key to China's fiscal stimulus success lies in the country's ability to grow its domestic consumption ...Video: China: 8% growth "still possible" france24englishCommentary: China's economic growth significant for world economy XinhuaAs China Boosts Military Spending Again, Experts Mull Significance ... CNSNews.comChina Digital Timesall 1,820 news articles
Proverbs: Some Listenersâ Favorite SayingsVoice of AmericaWe heard from listeners in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. The top proverb among these listeners is this one: "Where there is a will, there is a way." This means that you can rise above your problems if you have a goal and work very hard. ...
www.worldbulletin.netSAPA: Workers to boycott Israeli shipInternational Solidarity Movement,Â Palestinian TerritoriesÂ - 17 hours agoLast year, Durban dock workers refused to off-load a shipment of arms from China that was destined for Zimbabwe. The arms would have been used to âprop up ...South African dock workers union decides not to offload Israeli ship International Solidarity Movementall 73 news articles
ZTE aims to be world's top 3 GSM shipment vendorReutersÂ - 13 hours agoUL], normally concentrate on developing countries in Asia and Africa. Other major telecom players, such as Ericsson (ERICb.ST) and Nokia Siemens Networks ...China's ZTE aims to be the one of top 3 GSM vendors in this year EE HeraldZTE Aims for Top-Three Placement in GSM Infrastructure Shipments Cellular-Newsall 9 news articles
Commodity Flux and Chinaâs Africa StrategyChina Digital Times,Â CAÂ - 3 hours agoThe China-Congo deal, however, has gone very quiet as the copper price has plummeted. The marketânot grand strategyâis the main Chinese motivation in Africa ...
Spiegel OnlinePirates seize tanker with 12 RP sailorsInquirer.net,Â PhilippinesÂ - 2 hours agoMANILA, PhilippinesâA German tanker with 12 Filipinos among its crew was hijacked on Thursday off the Horn of Africa, raising the number of Filipinos in the ...Pirates hijack a German tanker in the Gulf of Aden; crew reported ... Winston-Salem JournalPirates Seize German Gas Tanker Near Somali Coast BloombergSomali pirates hijack German Gas tanker off... defproThe Associated PressÂ - Reutersall 495 news articles
Dear Mr. President,Kansas City Star,Â MOÂ - 2 hours agoI donât like âChina toysâ because they break too easily. I want you to stop letting China send stuff to the US and help build more US companies. ...
Can't happen here, right?Chicago Sun-Times,Â United StatesÂ - 2 hours agoAs of July 2008, Japan and China led the list of countries owning US Treasuries, with more than half a trillion dollars each. The UK owned 291 billion, ...
findingDulcineaPopularity of Wind Energy Surges, But Recession May Slow ProgressfindingDulcinea,Â New YorkÂ - 11 hours agoHowever, China may be close on their heals with the announcement of the $700 million China Datang turbine farm, set to produce over 400 megawatts. ...
Voice of AmericaGuinea government cancels all mining agreementsSteelGuru,Â IndiaÂ - 11 hours agoGuinea is the worldâs fourth biggest producer of bauxite after Australia, Brazil and China. Bauxite and related industries account for about 80% of its ...Guinea: Conte laid to rest AfricaNewsAfrican Union suspends Guinea following coup KTAR.comGuinea's military Junta cancels mining agreements The AgePetroleum Intelligence Weekly (subscription)all 1,145 news articles
Beijingâs bid to âinternalizeâ TaiwanTaipei Times,Â TaiwanÂ - 16 hours agoThis sparked the checkbook diplomacy tussle between Taipei and Beijing in Africa, the Asia-Pacific region and South America. ...
Merrill: Emerging-Market Stock Fundamentals To Recover 2nd Half 09CNNMoney.comÂ - 3 hours ago... Middle East and Africa stocks. Among the BRIC countries - Brazil , Russia , India and China - Merrill's top pick is China , it said. ...China Is Merrillâs Favorite Emerging Market for 2009 (Update2) BloombergBack to coupon-clipping for bond investors-Merrill Reutersall 10 news articles
Blacks and the White House: Slavery and serviceInternational Herald Tribune,Â FranceÂ - 3 hours agoThe rooms now include the library, china room, offices and the formal Diplomatic Reception Room. At least one African-American baby was born there, ...
ReutersOil Market OutlookBangkok Post,Â ThailandÂ - 14 hours ago... high expectations of the US government bailing out General Motors, and China's interest rate cut of 1.08 percentage points to 5.58% to boost economic ...Usual suspects clamor for more OPEC output cuts Houston ChronicleTime to buy the black stuff? Proactive Investors UKGasolineâs Cheap Again, But Peak Oil Still Looms Large Energy TribuneAmador Ledger-DispatchÂ - ShortNews.comall 1,551 news articles
Pirates Killed in Standoff off Coast of Sierra LeoneFOXNewsÂ - 1 hour agoFREETOWN, Sierra Leone â Pirates attacked a Chinese fishing vessel in a rare attack off West Africa, officials said Thursday. Four of the pirates, ...Sierra Leone pirates attack Chinese vessel The Associated PressSierra Leone: UBA CEO Attends Waba Confab AllAfrica.comall 106 news articles
Camec Halts Congo Cobalt, Copper Mining; Shares Slump (Update2)BloombergÂ - 9 hours agoMining companies are cutting production and reviewing spending plans in sub-Saharan Africa after a slump in metal prices made some operations unprofitable. ...DRC copper, cobalt mining halted afrol NewsCamec to halt Congo mining operations Financial TimesDJ Camec Says Copper, Cobalt Mining Suspended At Congo Ops Trading Markets (press release)MinewebÂ - Metalbulletin.com (subscription)all 38 news articles
ABC NewsAfrica a steep climb for the Obama presidencyDaily Nation,Â KenyaÂ - 20 hours agoThis moral force will give Obamaâs America an edge over China in the increasingly stiff competition for Africaâs strategic resources and markets â called by ...Why Barack Obama's win matters to the world The AustralianOur biracial president SalonWhat are your views on the probable victory of Illinois Sen ... Philippine StarThe Island (subscription)Â - Thaindian.comall 439 news articles
stv.tvAmericaâs âMandela momentâ setting a standard for AfricaDispatch Online,Â South AfricaÂ - 35 minutes agoPeople talk about the emergence of China as Africaâs strategic partner going into the future. China is a powerhouse, no doubt. ...A sign of hope for everyone: Mandela HinduObama victory is both profound and bittersweet Staunton News LeaderHistoric Wind Of Change MorungExpressall 211 news articles
Satellite Broadband Outlook for the Residential Market in Europe ...MarketWatchÂ - 18 hours agoThis market report provides a complete overview of two-way satellite broadband access in Europe and North Africa. After examining why this application is ...Nigeria: Technology is the Root of All Evil AllAfrica.comGlobal broadband prices down -- but not in US USA Todayall 72 news articles
BBC NewsMelamine scandal: are we at risk?Health24.com,Â South AfricaÂ - 2 hours agoand âAre South African baby foods contaminated?â and âWhy does it take so long for the Chinese authorities to publish warnings? ...Video: Chinese parents hit out over milk scandal- 1 Nov 08 AlJazeeraEnglishA bad taste in the mouth The NationalDairy farming American-style in China MSNBCThe Daily Starall 2,345 news articles
The Associated PressPope to visit 2 African countries in MarchThe Associated PressÂ - 1 hour agoOn Sunday, Benedict paid tribute to the Church in another distant part of the world â China â where Catholics loyal to him worship in clandestine churches ...
China-Africa cooperation forum opens in CairoAfrican Press Agency,Â SenegalÂ - 1 hour agoAPA-Cairo (Egypt) The meetings of senior officials of the China-Africa Cooperation Forum opened in Cairo on Saturday with 49 African countries and China ...
Scientific AmericanLet's talk crapSalonÂ - 7 hours agoChina is quite at home with excrement, and uses it as fertilizer, whereas Indians are not. They're quite averse to any use of human waste. In Benin, Africa ...Go Ahead, Say It: Shit--There, Now We Can Seriously Discuss Sanitation Scientific Americanall 2 news articles
European Commission to strengthen EU-China co-op on AfricaXinhua,Â ChinaÂ - Oct 15, 2008Under the proposal, the Commission said that Africa, the EU and China should work closely together in building infrastructure in Africa, supporting African ...
Aljazeera.netAfrica: Africa After the Credit CrisisAllAfrica.com,Â WashingtonÂ - 11 hours agoThese are: (i) A global slowdown, implicating China, that results in commodity prices to settle at sharply lower levels; (ii) A shutdown of international ...FEATURE-Africa fears contagion from rich world's money woes Reuters South AfricaECONOMY: What Role Can the IMF Play Today? Inter Press ServiceThe time has come: Let's shut down the financial casino Global InfoVanguardÂ - Free Internet Pressall 901 news articles
ReutersWorld looks for new leaders as crisis outgrows G7ReutersÂ - 28 minutes ago... visible leadership capable of driving change and coordinated responses to market burn-down," Trevor Manuel, South Africa's finance minister, ...G20 to hold financial crisis meeting Sydney Morning HeraldBush attends G20 financial crisis meeting Antaraall 428 news articles
Voice of AmericaChinese sweets recalledIndependent Online,Â South AfricaÂ - 29 minutes agoBy Staff Writer and Agencies White Rabbit sweets, widely available at Chinese restaurants and in supermarkets across South Africa, have been recalled in a ...Video: China's Tainted Milk Nightmare CBSUK chain takes China sweets off its shelves The Mercury (subscription)China tainted melamine scandal spreads to Europe ICIS (subscription)all 1,114 news articles
SuperSportSA Paralympians keen to whip AussiesIndependent Online,Â South AfricaÂ - 1 hour agoIn Beijing, with China and Britain fielding such large and strong teams, many of the medals the Australians might have hoped to win have headed to the ...Langenhoven wins his 3rd gold The TimesTeam SA adds two more golds to its tally SABC NewsSAâs Paralympic focus shifts to 200m sprints Business DayIndependent OnlineÂ - The Timesall 15 news articles