China, the UK, and Africa: Tripartite Cooperation?

From China in Africa: The Real Story Tue Nov 20 2012, 22:45:00

Every few months, I have another meeting with a donor agency or an NGO that is interested in developing joint activities with China, in Africa.

It's not easy, I tell them. The World Bank has had an MOU with China Eximbank since 2007 and has still to develop a single joint project. The UK has been trying since perhaps 2006 to do something with a Chinese partner in Africa.

Now, it seems the British may have finally gotten close to the promised land of tripartite cooperation. Jin Zhu at China Daily reported from the second Africa-Britain-China Conference on Agriculture and Fisheries in Beijing on Monday, November 12, that the UK is going to put up the money ($15.9 million) while the Chinese will contribute experts. "[t]he program will facilitate the transfer of agricultural technology to low-income countries in Africa and Asia. Pilot projects will be first established in Malawi and Uganda."

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Congo-Kinshasa:   Les pays signataires de l'accord-cadre saluent les opérations contre les FDLR (news)
Radio Okapi
31 January 2015

Les Etats membres signataires de l'accord-cadre d'Addis-Abeba ont salué les opérations militaires lancées jeudi par l'armée congolaise contre les rebelles rwandais des ... [read more]

Congo-Kinshasa:   L'opération contre les FDLR suscite inquiétude et scepticisme (news)
Radio France Internationale
31 January 2015

Washington et l'Union européenne saluent l'annonce d'une offensive militaire contre les rebelles du FDLR. Mais hier au lieu d'opérations conjointes avec la Monusco, ce qui était ... [read more]

Uganda:   3-D Printing of Prostheses to Be Tested (news)
SciDev.Net
29 January 2015

Researchers are to 3-D print cheap, custom-made prosthetics for child amputees in the developing world after winning CAD$112,000 (US$90,000) from the Canadian government. [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!