1. Kenya lauds Chinese leader for supporting railway project
November 28, 2013. By Xinhua.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday praised his Chinese counterpart for his personal support in the project, saying it was a clear sign that "they are true friends of Kenya."
Speaking in the coastal city of Mombasa where he commissioned the construction of the railway project, Kenyatta praised the workmanship of the Chinese people and expressed optimism that the project will be completed on schedule.
"Let me at this juncture express my deep gratitude to the President of the People's Republic of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, for his great personal interest in this project, and his government's immense support," Kenyatta said in Mombasa.
2. Kenya official says Chinese funding revives mega-infrastructure projects
November 27, 2013. By Agencis via Xinhua
Chinese funding has helped to reposition Kenya as a regional transport hub, an official implementing an industrialized plan for the east African state said on Wednesday.
Acting Director-General of the Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat Professor Wainaina Gituro told Xinhua in an interview that the projects under the Vision 2030 are turning into reality due to Chinese financing.
3. Chinese envoy calls for more China-Africa media cooperation
November 21, 2013. By Agencies via FOCAC News
Africa and Chinese media should deepen cooperation to improve their coverage of international and home issues and make people better understand what is happening, Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Liu Guangyuan said on Monday.
According to the Chinese envoy, the growing relations between China and Africa are based on mutual development and therefore the media of the two regions need to promote it by writing more about each other, so that people will get better understanding on the benefits that will occur from the relationship.
4. China supports UN efforts to maintain peace, stability in central Africa
November 21, 2013. By English. people.com.cn
China will continue to support the positive and constructive role of the UN Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) in maintaining peace, stability and development in the region, said a Chinese envoy to the UN Wednesday.
China's Permanent Representative to the UN Liu Jieyi, who is also rotating president of the Security Council for this month, made the remarks at an open Security Council meeting on the work of the UNOCA and the issue of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a Ugandan rebel group.
5. Chinese manufacturers feel their way in African market
November 19, 2013. By China Daily
Haier, a widely known Chinese brand of home electronics and appliances, has entered Africa as part of a long-range strategy to compete with other international manufacturers in the global marketplace.
Contrary to myth, China's engagement with Africa is diversified, according to a recent report. The report — Survey Concerning Outbound Investment by Chinese Business in 2013 — was issued last month by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade.