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  1. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Hong Kong ship owners seize chance as Africa trade soars

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... and Africa. Cargo volumes from Asia to Africa are growing two to three times faster than volumes between Africa and Europe or North America, shipping experts said. The growth is being fuelled ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Slump in price of vessels offers opportunity to build fleets and serve continent's smaller ports HK ship owners seize chance as Africa trade soars ...

  2. News - World - MALI

    Mali militants still a threat to West Africa, says UN chief

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 04:33pm by Agence France-Presse in United Nations

    ... Agence France-Presse Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Mali remain a threat to all West Africa, UN leader Ban Ki-moon said in a report on Sunday in which he also raised concerns about a planned ... by news agency AFP, that operations by French and Malian government forces in the north of the country had “weakened” the militant groups who took over northern Mali for 10 months and imposed ...

  3. News - China

    China looks to Russia, Africa after transition

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 07:38pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... diplomacy after a protracted leadership transition. Chinese Foreign minister Yang Jiechi said the visit would take place “soon” and that Tanzania, South Africa and the Republic of Congo would ... wraps up on March 17 and a summit of BRICS nations-- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa-- that the president will attend in South Africa starts March 26. The choice for the new ...

  4. News - World - MAURITANIA

    Mauritanian president shot 'by troops' goes to Paris for treatment

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of several failed assassination attempts by AQIM, Al-Qaeda's franchise in North Africa, according to sources. AQIM, which stems from a group started in the late 1990s by radical Algerian ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Child mortality halves in 20 years, but persists in Africa and South Asia

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. These regions have cut the child death rate by half since 1990. Under-five deaths are now concentrated in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, which ... Agence France-Presse in New York Some 6.9m died last year, compared with 12m in 1990, but South Asia and Africa are lagging Death rate for under-fives nearly halved in 20 years The global ...

  6. Attacks against nationals in Africa played down

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com State-run media said yesterday that attacks against Chinese workers in Africa were only sporadic incidents, denying that Chinese citizens living on the continent ... Movement-North demanded that Beijing persuade the Sudanese government to stop a military offensive in the south, while also insisting that China move its nationals out of war zones to avoid further ...

  7. Hearts and crafts

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... country, which shares its borders with Tanzania to the north, Zambia to the west and Mozambique to the south and east. The masked dance has finished, and the men and women are performing a group ... friendly and happy place, earning it the nickname 'the warm heart of Africa'. Without the mineral deposits that boost the economies of its neighbours, tourism is one of Malawi's big ...

  8. Make an effort to understand the real Africa

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Pearl Chan

    ... Pearl Chan, The Bishop Stranchan School The missing continent in our education... Oh, Africa, the country where all the poor children are. I donate money every now and then, but do I know anything about the people? Well, let's see. They were slaves... something about cotton plantations and underground railways. That's not Africa? Oh, you're right, ...

  9. All 25 workers held hostage in Egypt set free

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... as the kidnapping of 29 Chinese workers in Sudan enters its sixth day, rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) said their chairman Malik Agar had met Chinese ambassador to Ethiopia Xie ...

  10. News - China

    Xi Jinping prepares to visit Africa

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 02:12pm by Reuters in Bejing

    ... Reuters in Bejing Incoming Chinese president Xi Jinping’s first trip as head of state will take him to Africa, the government said on Saturday, as China seeks to cement a growing trade ... week, would visit South Africa, Tanzania and Republic of Congo, as well as Russia, though he provided no exact dates. “China and Africa are good brothers, good friends and good partners. ...




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