In this section we will provide you a biweekly update on pertinent news and our analysis in our newsletter. We might also do updates on a less regular basis and as events unfold.

Sunday, 10 August 2014 20:41

Newsletter 41

  • WB commits USD 5 bln to boost electricity generation in six African countries
  • Huajian Group to build its own industry zone
  • Japan considering introduction of advanced kaizen in Ethiopia
Monday, 21 July 2014 07:53

Newsletter 40

  • Aviation students get new opportunity

Sunday, 06 July 2014 20:42

Newsletter 39

In this newsletter

  • First motor oil, grease company opens in Ethiopia

  • BNH to open permanent office in Addis Ababa

  • Africa Bamboo center to be established in Ethiopia

Thursday, 07 November 2013 08:14

Newsletter 38

In this newsletter:

  • China builds sea power to shield oil, mineral supplies
  • India, China, S Africa sign MoUs on trade, investment
  • Chinese Real Estate developer boosts Investor confidence in South Africa
Friday, 04 October 2013 07:24

Newsletter 37

In this newsletter:

  • Togo Urges Africa to Emulate Chinese Development Model
  • China's New Competitor - Africa
  • Growing number of African entrepreneurs thriving in southern China
  • China's success story sets example for Africa
Tuesday, 17 September 2013 04:39

Newsletter 36

In this newsletter:

  • China-Africa Cooperation Reduces Conflicts
  • Economist - Chinese Labor-Intensive Enterprises Should Move to Africa
  • China to help South Sudan develop mining sector and infrastructure
  • China moves in to rebuild historic railway in Africa
Friday, 30 August 2013 06:18

Newsletter 35

In this newsletter:

  • Chinese Bank Invests in African Infrastructure Development
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping opens the Ministerial Forum of China-Africa Health Development in Beijing
  • China issues white paper on economic, trade cooperation with Africa
  • China helps enhance Africa's self-development capability
Monday, 05 August 2013 12:16

Newsletter 34

In this newsletter:

  • China is 3rd biggest mergers and acquisitions player in Africa
  • Africa invites China, other countries to infrastructure bid
  • China and the US Court Africa
  • China Makes First Investment in South African Wine Industry
Monday, 22 July 2013 05:22

Newsletter 33

In this newsletter:

  • China's African investment grows 30 fold
  • China brings goods and roads, now Africa wants jobs
  • Interswitch partners UnionPay as China-Africa business increases
  • Africa: Booming China-Africa Trade, a Real Wakeup Call for U.S. to Take Africa Seriously - Expert
Friday, 31 May 2013 12:34

Newsletter 32

In this newsletter:

  • Ethiopia to sign mobile network deals with ZTE, Huawei
  • Chinese minibus starts local production
  • Ethiopia Invites More Chinese Investors
  • Japan Seeks African Trade Inroads at Summit as China Dominates
Thursday, 09 May 2013 11:47

Newsletter 31

In this newsletter:

  • Ethiopia Aiming to Become Shoemaker to the World - a Chinese Shoemaker
  • China plays huge role in promoting Africa's industrialization: diplomat
  • South Sudan: China Approves Major Loans for South Sudan to Improve Infrastructure
  • Botswana to host intl China-Africa health cooperation meet
Monday, 22 April 2013 07:16

Newsletter 30

In this newsletter:

  • China-Africa cooperation contributes to African growth: FM spokeswoman
  • Developed world ‘invests far more in Africa than China’
  • Africa: how to respond to China’s shifting growth model
Friday, 05 April 2013 12:01

Newsletter 29

In this newsletter:

  • Africa: China's New President Concludes First Foreign Visit With Fruitful Results
  • China's Africa role gets ringing endorsement
  • 600 year old coin proves China, Africa trade links
  • Beijing and Paris should intensify African cooperation
Tuesday, 19 March 2013 10:50

Newsletter 28

In this newsletter:

  • African diplomats weigh-in on Xi Jinping's visits
  • Standard Chartered Sees Xi Jinping Visit Driving China-Africa Trade
  • China’s interest in Africa picking up as its economy recovers
  • Intrigue in the Sino-Africa courtship dance

Canton Fair is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition in China. It has the broadest distribution of overseas buyers and the greatest business turnover in China. It is an eye opener for most new visitors. It is held each April and October, with a complete product range of Chinese Commodities. It is divided into three phases, with the first phase focuses on Machinery, Electrical and Electronic products, the second phase focuses on Home and Decoration, while the third phase focuses on textiles, garments and fashion accessories.

We understand that this event is very useful business opportunity for both new and experienced entrepreneurs. Thus, we are ready to serve you from start to finish! We provide the following services. 

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013 14:09

Newsletter 27

In this newsletter:

  • China and the AUC in Talks to Strengthen Strategic Partnership
  • Zimbabwe and China to Bolster Ties
  • China-Uganda friendship association launched
  • Chinese investor to make security doors in Nairobi
Thursday, 31 January 2013 17:28

Newsletter 26

In this newsletter:

  • South Africa grows iron ore exports to China
  • CNOOC set to start drilling later this year
  • $650m Chinese loan for Wesizwe’s Bakubung platinum mine project
  • Ernst & Young opens Beijing tax desk for China-Africa business
Tuesday, 15 January 2013 14:57

Newsletter 25

In this newsletter:

  • China helping Uganda improve road network
  • Chinese investment in Africa : Much to celebrate, but much to work on
  • China helping African consolidation
Sunday, 30 December 2012 08:01

Newsletter 24

In this newsletter:

  • Bamboo Offers Lucrative Opportunities - Ambassador
  • Shoeing into Ethiopia
  • China's 'Unparalleled' Contribution to Ethiopian Development
Saturday, 15 December 2012 13:49

Newsletter 23

In this newsletter:

  • China Tops in South African Trade
  • Mozambique-China Trade Continues to Grow
  • South Africa: Wine to China
Saturday, 01 December 2012 13:19

Newsletter 22

In this newsletter:

  • China to launch second African Satellite
  • Total to sell Nigerian oil stake to China’s Sinopec
  • SA wines should target China
Thursday, 15 November 2012 13:11

Newsletter 21

In this newsletter:

  • China urges UN to pay more attention to Africa
  • South Africa:Government Launches Second Taxi Assembly Plant
  • Africa Becomes Largest Chinese Medicine Export Market
Monday, 15 October 2012 12:44

Newsletter 20

In this newsletter:

  • China-Africa Think Tanks Forum held in Ethiopia
  • China Wants Peace in Africa
  • China’s leadership transition and the fate of Africa.
Monday, 01 October 2012 12:07

Newsletter 19

In this newsletter:

  • Africa needs china’s positive investment
  • China Trade, Investment Grows in Africa
  • Ethiopia's Foreign Direct Investment Policy
Saturday, 15 September 2012 11:24

Newsletter 18

In this newsletter:

  • Kenya and Uganda in talks with China over joint railway
  • President Alassane Ouattara of Cote d'Ivoire: China's development is great opportunity to Africa
  • Rwanda leader seeks partnership with China

Saturday, 01 September 2012 10:55

Newsletter 17

In this newsletter:

  • Chinese Embassy, Companies Mourn Late Ethiopian Premier at Memorial Service in Ethiopia
  • China grants $23 million in support of Ethiopia’s   development
  • Ambassador Berhane holds talks with China business delegations
Tuesday, 21 August 2012 10:32

Newsletter 16

In this newsletter:

  • An important development for the yuan
  • Standard Chartered bank optimist about Afro China investment relations
  • China cementing ties with Africa
Tuesday, 31 July 2012 15:47

Newsletter 15

In this newsletter:

  • Beijing hosted forum on China-Africa cooperation (FOCAC)
  • Chinese government pledged to extend another US$20 billion
  • More to come between Africa and China as the new decade goes to the third year
Sunday, 15 July 2012 22:10

Newsletter 14

In this newsletter:

  • Chinese and Turks to connect Ethiopia to Djibouti via a state of the Art rail way system
  • Uganda embracing more Chinese Investment
  • Nairobi to become latest home of Bank of China (BOC)
Sunday, 01 July 2012 12:05

Newsletter 13

In this newsletter:

  • Africa learning from China’s spectacular economic growth
  • Could Africa replace China as base of world manufacturing?
  • China-Africa relation further to peak if supported by understanding of host countries’ business and culture
Sunday, 17 June 2012 03:57

Newsletter 12

In this newsletter:

  • Agricultural relation between China and Africa on acceleration
  • Zimbabwe invited in China-Africa Co-operation forum
Sunday, 17 June 2012 03:53

Newsletter 11

In this newsletter:

  • Ethiopian ambassador to China underscores the need for more investment
  • South Africa turns to China’s second largest oil and gas producer
  • Agriculture becoming a priority of Chinese investment
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 13:23

Newsletter 10

In this newsletter:

  • Ethiopian PM makes strong statement about Chinese infrastructure doctrine
  • Changing the image of Sub-Saharan Africa may be a reality
  • China and East Africa playing it Win-Win
Wednesday, 02 May 2012 14:55

Newsletter 9

In this newsletter:

  • Chinese company in the move for nation’s tallest building
  • Ghana going for a record load deal with China Exim Bank
  • Uganda to see a multimillion dollar Chinese School
Saturday, 14 April 2012 08:43

Newsletter 8

In this newsletter:

  • Ethiopian export soon to increase by $4 billion thanks to the Chinese giant; Huajian Group
  • Better ties between Egypt and China
  • Chinese car maker; Foton embarking in East Africa
Tuesday, 03 April 2012 02:53

Newsletter 7

In this newsletter:

  • Afro China relations in the words of Standard Bank Group
  • Addis Ababa-Adama highway 31 percent complete
  • Chinese business chamber advises Tanzania
Wednesday, 14 March 2012 14:43

Newsletter 6

In this newsletter:

  • China on the edge on East Africa resource exploration
  • 2012 marks Gold anniversary for Uganda – China relation
  • South Africa – future home for FAW trucks
Thursday, 01 March 2012 06:32

Newsletter 5

In this newsletter:

  • Chinese companies seeing opportunity in political reshuffling of Egypt
  • The Year of Dragon - yet another booming year for South African – Chinese trade
  • Chinese steel company pours USD 26 million in to Zambia
  • The first direct freighter service between China and Africa set to motion
Saturday, 04 February 2012 05:21

Newsletter 4

In this newsletter:

  • Feature news: Afro China finds its latest home in the world’s youngest nation, Republic of South Sudan
  • “The future of our partnership is even brighter” PM Meles Zenawi
  • America is losing the developing world
Saturday, 04 February 2012 04:56

Newsletter 3

In this newsletter

  • New AU headquarters complex; a sign of strong bond between china and Africa
  • China proves better interest in Africa than the World Bank
  • China beats France, Italy and US combined in the construction sector of Africa
Saturday, 04 February 2012 04:35

Newsletter 2

In this newsletter:

  • Ethio- China trading partnership further advances
  • Record High Chinese Investment in Ghana
  • China Denies Land Grab allegations in Africa
Saturday, 04 February 2012 03:59

Newsletter 1

The second annual china sourcing fair was held in Johannesburg (Nov. 30 to Dec. 02, 2011) featuring more product categories. Recorded as the largest China-products exhibition ever held in Africa, the exhibition consumed four giant halls of the Gallagher Convention Centre, Gallagher Estate, Midrand. The exhibition featured over 820 exhibitor booths seeing a 29 percent increase from the first fair in the previous year.

Wednesday, 09 November 2011 23:23

China, Africa Launch Think Tank Forum

Hangzhou — China and Africa have taken another step to strengthen relations with the launch of a forum to promote research and exchanges among think tanks from both places.

Representatives of think tanks, political and business leaders from China and 27 African countries gathered in the Chinese cities of Hangzhou and Jinhua at the end of October for the first meeting of the China-Africa Think Tank Forum (CATTF). The new forum establishes a mechanism for Chinese and African think tanks to exchange ideas and conduct cooperative work toward deeper understanding of China-African relations.

Held under the theme "Sino-African Relations in the Second Decade of the New Century", the meeting reviewed the achievements of the development of Sino-African relations in the past decade, analysed the existing problems and challenges facing current Sino-African relations and the outlook for development and areas of potential innovation in the next decade.

For more information


The 110th Session of China Import and Export Fair, renowned as the Canton Fair, will be held from 15th October, 2011 to November 4th 2011  
 Exhibition Schedule:
Phase 1: October 15th –19th, 2011
Electronics & Household; Electrical Appliances; Lighting Equipment; Vehicles & Spare Parts; Machinery; Hardware & Tools; Building Materials; Chemical Products; International Pavilion
Phase 2: October 23 rd – 27th, 2011
Consumer Goods; Gifts; Home Decorations
Phase 3: October 31st – November 4th, 2011
Textiles & Garments; Shoes; Office Supplies, Cases & Bags, and Recreation Products; Medicines, Medical Devices and Health Products; Food; International Pavilion
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President Hu Jintao said on Friday that China is ready to boost its cooperation with South Africa to a higher level.

Hu made the remark while meeting with visiting South African Vice President Petrus Kgalema Mothlanthe at Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Friday morning.  Bilateral relations have picked up since China and Africa established diplomatic links in 1998, with Hu visiting South Africa in 2007 and South African President Jacob Zuma visiting China in 2010. During Zuma's visit, the heads of state signed the Beijing Declaration and established a strategic partnership.


For further reading

Monday, 10 October 2011 16:40

Chinese president to inaugurate new AU HQ

President Hu Jintao of China has scheduled to visit Addis Ababa in January to inaugurate the new headquarters of the African Union, which is under construction  in the premises of the AU.

For further reading WaltaInfo


Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia, Gu Xiaojie said the trade exchange between Ethiopia and China has reached more than 1.4 billion USD in 2010.

The Chinese embassy in Addis Ababa marked the 62nd National Day on Monday. Speaking on the occasion, the Ambassador said the trade cooperation of the two sisterly countries has been increasing from time to time. He said China and Ethiopia have enjoyed longstanding friendship.

For further reading NewsDire

Friday, 30 September 2011 13:00

Website launch

We at Afro China Group; after having been serving our clients dilligently since our establishment 5 years back; have realized that the web provides a powerful tool in communicating about services and products, and broadens our ability to reach our customers.

Front Media PLC. have done an excellent job in quickly and professionally providing us such an outlet and we hope you do agree about the result providing you our dear customer a good overview about the range of services we provide.

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