While the state-level connections – trade, investment, bilateral agreements and loans – continue to claim most of the headlines, it is worth remembering that these connections are peopled, says Yoon Jung Park, Convener-coordinator at the Chinese in Africa/Africans in China Research Network.
- Thursday, 26 February 2015 17:14
- Yoon Jung Park
- Thursday, 26 February 2015 09:50
- Herculano Coroado in Luanda
Angola plans to increase its oil production by 20 percent by next year after suffering a "very difficult" 2014 as costs soared, prices slumped and technical problems hit output, the state oil company Sonangol said.
- Thursday, 26 February 2015 08:14
Angola's parliament has passed a revised 5.4 trillion kwanza ($51 billion) 2015 budget, cutting spending by 1.8 trillion kwanza from its original plans due to a drop in oil prices, the state news agency said.
- Wednesday, 25 February 2015 16:09
- Crystal Oderson in Cape Town
South Africa's Finance minister, Nhlanhla Nene delivered his maiden budget speech, increasing personal taxes, while social safety net programmes also received a significant slice of the budget cake.