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After a Brief Lull, the Belt and Road is Back… in a BIG Way

Last year there was a palpable sense that China's much-hyped One Belt, One Road Initiative had gone off the proverbial rails. The whole venture seemed poorly planned and not driven by a cohesive strategy, while concerns about corruption also ran high. ...

Tweet of the Day: Alibaba Becoming a Major Business Education Center for African Students

Chinese eCommerce giant Alibaba is expanding its training and education programs for African undergraduate students with a new program specifically designed for commerce in the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA.) ...

Ethiopian Airways Set to Start Three New Direct Flights to China in 2020

Africa's leading national flag carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, is in the final stages of regulatory approval to launch a trio of new direct routes between its hub in Addis Ababa and major Chinese trading cities. Once it receives the go-ahead from the ...

With 62 Million Subscribers in Africa, Chinese-owned Music Streaming Giant Boomplay Now Wants to Go to Europe

Boomplay is the unrivaled champion of Africa's streaming music market with more than 62 million subscribers across the continent.  The Nigeria-based, Chinese-owned company utterly crushes the competition, especially global market leader Spotify that is only available in just five African countries. 

Tweet of the Day: Can U.S. and EU Tech Companies Catch Up With Chinese Rivals in Africa? Probably Not.

Nigerian commentator reflected on yesterday's third-quarter market data figures published by International Data Corporation that revealed Shenzhen-based Transsion's near-total dominance of the African mobile phone market. The Chinese company is the leading ...

A New Focus on Youth Unemployment by Chinese Stakeholders in Africa

60 Chinese companies participated in a job fair in Johannesburg on Tuesday organized by the South Africa-China Economic and Trade Association. Apparently, some 238 young people were offered jobs at the event, according to Ambassador to Lin Songtian in an interview with CNBC Africa.

New Data Confirms China’s Transsion Holdings’ Near-Total Dominance of the African Phone Market

International Data Corporation released third-quarter African mobile phone market data that revealed near-total dominance by Shenzhen-based Transsion Holdings in both the smartphone and feature phone markets. Overall, African mobile phone growth remained solid with smartphone shipments up 4% in the last quarter and the total overall market-topping ...

The African Mobile Market Attracts a New Chinese Device Maker

Vivo is the latest Chinese phone maker to set it sights on the growing demand for mid-range devices. Although little known outside of China, Vivo is actually the world's sixth-largest mobile phone company and well-positioned to challenge other Chinese rivals in the African market, namely Transsion Holdings ...

Jack Ma 2.0 Officially Launched This Weekend in Ghana

Jack Ma capped a week-long tour in Africa with the awarding of the inaugural African Netpreneur Prize at a Shark Tank-like competition in Accra.  Nigerian Temie Giwa-Tubosun won the top prize and $250,000 but there's no doubt that the big winner from all this was Jack Ma ...

Tweet of the Day: Proud to be at China’s International Import Expo in Shanghai

Today's Tweet by ASENIA, an African entrepreneurs association, highlights the sense of pride that a number of African delegations have about attending the ongoing China import expo that's taking place now in Shanghai. A number of African delegations and attendees have posted photos on social media that ...
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