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US-China trade talks begin on positive note, but tech tensions loom

Joe Macdonald China has sounded a positive note ahead of trade talks this week with Washington, but the two sides face potentially lengthy wrangling over technology and the future of their economic relationship. Both sides have expressed an interest in settling their tariff fight over Beijing’s technology ambitions. Yet neither has indicated its stance

US looks to counter China, Russia’s growing power in Africa with new strategy

Beijing has made deep inroads across the continent and now Russia is also trying to plant its flag.   Dan De Luce and Courtney Kube The Trump administration plans to unveil a new strategy for Africa this week focusing on countering China's growing influence on the continent, as well as Russia's attempts to gain footholds

Ethiopia bags China debt deal, others wait

Ethiopia became the first country on the continent to have its Chinese debts restructured even as it became apparent that several other countries were waiting for loan concessions to avert distress. On Thursday, Ethiopia announced that China had agreed to restructure some of its loans, including the one for the $4

What Nigeria gained from buhari’s trip to China – presidency

The presidency has listed President Muhammadu Buhari’s achievement during his trip to China. Buhari, other Heads of State and delegates from 52 African countries, attended the Forum on China and Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). Garba Shehu, presidents spokesperson in a statement issued on Saturday listed the gains of the visit. He stated "there was

At China-Africa summit, officials dismiss debt criticism

Chinese and African officials have rejected criticism of Beijing's development projects on the continent as they ended a summit that included a $60bn pledge for more aid to the continent. President Xi Jinping hosted leaders from across Africa amid questions about whether his country's Belt and Road global trade infrastructure initiative is worsening debt problems in some

Buhari seeks china’s support to build mambilla power project

signs $328m agreement for NICTIB II project. Godsgift Onyedinefu   President Muhammadu Buhari has asked for support from China to build the 3050 Megawatts Mambila hydroelectric power project. The two countries signed the agreement of $328m for the Information and Communication Technology Infrastructure Backbone Phase II (NICTIB II) project. In a statement signed  by

Nigeria, China to sign $328 million agreement on ICT

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to join his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, to witness the signing of an agreement on the National Information and Communication Technology Infrastructure Backbone Phase 11 (NICTIB 11) between Galaxy Backbone Limited and Huawei Technologies Limited (HUAWEI) at the cost of US $328 million facility provided

Buhari leaves for China friday

President Muhammadu Buhari will Friday depart for China to participate in the 7th Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) scheduled to hold September 3 – 4, 2018 in Beijing. His spokesman, Garba Shehu, made the announcement on Thursday. He said the President’s first engagement in Beijing will be an interactive

A Chinese world order

Jonathan Hillman Editor's note: Jonathan Hillman is director of the Reconnecting Asia Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.  Earlier this month, 16 Central and Eastern European heads of state assembled around a single foreign power in Sofia, Bulgaria. The convening force was not the European Union, Russia or

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