Are East African belts tied too tight?

Resource corridors are holding up results rather than delivering them; poor planning and collaboration are just two problems For decades, heads of states, politicians, development partners […]

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Chinese companies need “code of conduct” overseas

Chinese companies building overseas should adopt voluntary sustainability standards to boost their image and drive low-carbon development In the Chinese market, voluntary sustainability standards, particularly for […]

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Kenya launches second phase of standard-gauge railway

PRESIDENT Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya officially launched the construction of the 120km Phase 2A of the 489km standard-gauge railway linking Mombasa with the Ugandan border [on […]

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“China Inc.” becomes “China the Builder” in Africa

Chinese loans in Africa mostly go toward building roads, railways, and power lines, not extracting resources. The gaotie crisscrossing today’s China is a transformative feat of construction. The […]

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Uhuru ignores protest on railway route through Nairobi Park

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday ignored the raging controversy over the standard gauge railway route through the Nairobi National Park and commissioned the second phase of […]

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Minister commends Prasa, China deal

Pretoria – Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has congratulated the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (Mou) with China Communication […]

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Global ‘roadmap’ shows where to put roads without costing the earth

“The best thing you could do for the Amazon is to blow up all the roads.” These might sound like the words of an eco-terrorist, but […]

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Chinese Silk Road Project suspended over threats to Lake Baikal

Chinese put temporary halt on dam, which could destroy the Siberian lake ecosystem, highlighting lack of environmental safeguards along the New Silk Road, argues Eugene Simonov […]

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Infrastructure is key to Africa’s growth

Infrastructure investment spending has quadrupled, exports have increased and Africa is receiving a growing share of foreign direct investment, according to President Jacob Zuma. “It is […]

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