PORT TECHNOLOGY 9 July 2018 A US congressman has raised concerns over China’s presence in East Africa after the Djibouti government seized control of...

Standard Digital 10 July 2018 There are billboards in Nairobi city that advertise in Mandarin, or some other Chinese dialect. In fact, some parts of Nairobi...

allAfrica 7 July 2018 Capacity limitations at the Djibouti oil terminal has prompted the Ethiopian government to start planning to build an oil terminal at the port of Djibouti, The Reporter has learnt. The Ethiopian Petroleum Supply Enterprise (EPSE) receives the petroleum products from oil tanker vessels and stores it in the oil terminal until it is loaded on fuel tanker...

The New Indian Express 8 July 2018 China’s unprecedented, and some would say miraculously rapid, economic growth has been driven not only by rapid industrial...

AFRICA TIMES 6 July 2018 The last week of June saw a close to bidding from five specialist canal-digging companies for a project to establish a 38 mile-long, 200 metre-wide canal between Saudi Arabia and its neighbour. After the Saudis, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain severed diplomatic ties with the emirate last June, the proposed “Salwa Canal” would geographically ostracise...

Reuters 5 July 2018 Djibouti commissioned a $3.5 billion, Chinese-built free trade zone on Thursday, deepening ties with the Asian giant and helping the...

The Times 6 July 2018 China said that the tariffs on American goods would be enforced once Washington’s new policy took effectAP President Trump is “opening fire on the entire world”, Beijing said, as it braced for the White House to impose steep tariffs on Chinese products worth $34 billion. The United States was expected to hit 818 Chinese exports with...

ICTSD 5 July 2018 While in the development community and beyond, there is a widespread feeling that China is investing heavily in Africa, factual data...

The East African 4 July 2018 Army chiefs from 50 African countries are in the Chinese capital Beijing for a three-week security forum. The China-Africa...

CNBC AFRICA 4 July 2018 Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) (https://byrne.house.gov), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, on March 6, 2018, expressed his concerns about recent actions by China in Africa, specifically actions in the Republic of Djibouti. Djibouti recently illegally seized control of the Doraleh port terminal by presidential decree, and some reports...