Africa

Ethiopia’s Leadership Discusses Accelerating Integration Into BRICS Activities

Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry hosted the third meeting of the technical committee of representatives of the…

Job Fair Connects Chinese-Invested Enterprises In South Africa With Local Job Seekers

Simphiwe Zondi in Johannesburg, South Africa, was especially happy on 16 April. At the 2024…

Egyptian President Al-Sisi Stresses Importance Of Economic Reforms And Industrial Localisation

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi addressed the nation, stressing the importance of economic reforms and industrial localisation…

Chinese Companies Are Driving Digital Transformation On The African Continent

Lucy Wahome stumbles and struggles to maintain her balance and walk as a nurse rushes…

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula: A Renowned Defender Of The Rights Of Women, Children, And The Poorest People In Africa

JOHANNESBURG – Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is a prominent feminist, activist, and defender of the rights of women, children, and the poorest people in Africa. Born in a small village on the outskirts of Zambia, she suffered inequality and injustice at an early age. She saw bright moments of opportunity amidst hardship and ignorance. Her dedication to the struggle for equality, social justice, and better living conditions for the most vulnerable groups of people has made her one of the most prominent…

SADC Council Of Ministers Proposes The Creation Of Youth Cabinet

The Council of Ministers of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has stressed the importance of this new structure, noting that it will be responsible for projects and programmes aimed at young people, who make up a significant proportion of the population in the region. This is reported by Prensa Latina, a partner of TV BRICS. Statistics show that about 75 per cent of the population of SADC member countries are young people under the age of 35. Chairperson of…

South Africa and Zimbabwe Sign Agreement on Water Resources Co-operation

South Africa’s Minister of Water and Sanitation Senzo Mchunu and his Zimbabwean counterpart Anxious Jongwe Masuka have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the transfer of treated water across the common border. The implementation of the bilateral agreement provides for the delivery of about 15 million cubic metres of water per annum, equivalent to 41 million cubic metres per day, from the Beitbridge Water Treatment Plant in the Republic of Zimbabwe to Musina in South Africa. Musina Municipality has…

Ethiopia’s Finance Ministry Appreciates African Development Bank’s Contribution Towards Reforms And Development Projects

Ethiopia’s Finance Minister Ahmed Shide held a consultative meeting with Jonathan Nzayikorera, Executive Director of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Addis Ababa. This is reported by ENA. The minister commended the bank for its contribution to the socio-economic development of the country. The minister also highlighted the large-scale investment operations currently underway as well as technical assistance to support reforms in Ethiopia. Ahmed Shide thanked the AfDB for its role in coordinating regional projects. The Director General of the African…

Egypt Signs 7 Agreements On Green Energy Projects

Egyptian authorities have signed agreements with seven international developers to implement green hydrogen and renewable energy projects. The contracts will help attract more than US$40 billion in investment into the country’s economy over the next 10 years. This is reported by Daily News Egypt, a partner of TV BRICS. The agreements also cover the production of green ammonia. The projects are expected to be realised in the Suez Canal economic zone. Hala El-Said, Minister of Planning and Economic Development revealed…

China Is Facilitating The Development of African Railways Through Educational Programmes

As the train engine roars, doors of the wagons gently open at 07:30 a.m., with crew members waiting for the passengers to board before starting the journey for their next destination.  An hour before the departure, Marriam Gadesa heads to the locomotive cabin and quickly tests the locomotive’s power supply, and then starts the engine.   “After the engine is started, I do the electrical and air brake tests. Once all the passengers are onboard, the driver is given a signal…

Chinese and South African Scholars Discuss China’s Democracy Before The Opening Of Lianghui

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature, and thus, this year’s national sessions of the NPC and the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), which are commonly known in Chinese as lianghui, have aroused more attention in the world. The two sessions will open in Beijing on 5 March and 4 March respectively. On 24 February, the China-Africa Media Forum: China’s NPC and Whole-Process People’s…

Former Eskom Bosses, Private Sector Using ‘Revolving Door, Insider Trading’ To Score Tenders 

  Several energy companies are recruiting former Eskom executives allegedly to gain an unfair competitive edge, benefit from insider trading, and position themselves for billions of tenders at the power utility.  According to insiders and industry sources, the growing trend raises questions about an alleged revolving door phenomenon involving former Eskom bosses, the power utility’s failure to enforce the government’s restraint of trade policy, and threatens the credibility of the state-owned company’s procurement processes.  Former Eskom Group CEO Brian Dames,…

China and Rwanda Strengthen Collaboration To Improve Vocational Skills

In a significant stride towards fostering international collaboration in education, China has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting Rwanda’s technical and vocational education and training (TVET) sector. The partnership, marked by the signing of two letters of intent between Rwanda Polytechnic and prominent Chinese institutions, underscores the mutual dedication to enhancing skills development and fostering economic growth.  The agreements were reached during a visit by a high-level delegation from the Chinese TVET sector to Rwanda in October, where they engaged in…

China Is Expected To Play Bigger Role In Africa’s Path To Industrialisation

As Africa pushes forward its industrialisation process, the Chinese-built industrial parks and free trade zones have assumed special significance as drivers of the region’s industrial development and job creation. At the same time, Africa is also learning from China’s successful experience in industrialisation.  What are the ways in which China and African countries can deepen industrial cooperation? What are the roadblocks to such cooperation and the process of industrialisation in Africa?   Officials, scholars and business representatives from China and Africa…

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