Post Tagged with: "China"

Nigeria shows the way for table tennis to become the most popular indoor sports again

October 26, 2013 8:05 pm0 comments
Table Tennis for all ages

A look at the Table Tennis, currently not a popular indoor sport compared to other indoor sport with similar health benefits. The mechanics of the game makes it suitable for all ages and should be more popular with more coverage. I also mention that Nigeria has been awarded hosting rights for the 2014 international Table Tennis tournament (ITTF) Africa Cup .

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Special Economic Zones: Can South Africa follow in the Dragon’s footsteps?

September 3, 2013 7:13 pm0 comments
Special Economic Zones: Can South Africa follow in the Dragon’s footsteps?

Special Economic Zones (SEZs) have become the new buzzword for African governments, who see in them the long-awaited salvation from the poverty scourge that has gripped the continent despite decades of structural reform programmes. SEZs are generally defined as specially demarcated areas that offer unique incentives for a diverse range of economic activities.On the other hand, free trade zones (FTZs), usually found next to sea ports and airports, allow unrestricted import and export of goods free of customs, while export processing zones (EPZs) specifically encourage investment and manufacturing for export.China’s success with its SEZ model has caught on with African leaders eager to try something new.

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Chinese money for Ghana’s natural resources:The real cost

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China’s growing interest in Africa has resulted in huge capital flows into the continent. From multi-billion dollar investments in oil and minerals, to the influx of thousands of merchants, labourers and cheap consumer goods, China’s economic and political reach is redefining Africa’s traditional ties with the international community.

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Aid-for-Trade and Africa is an ongoing process

July 19, 2013 12:51 am0 comments
Benefits at the local level will be crucial to showing the impact of Aid-for-Trade in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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A week ago I received an advanced copy of the 2013 report, Aid for Trade at a Glance: Connecting to Value Chains, composed by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which outlined the impact that the Aid-for-Trade Initiative has had over the last several years. Since its inception in 2007, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the OECD have partnered to create a system that encourages transparency of borders, through trade

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