Archive for the ‘Tanzania’ Category

China Plans To Spend $1B To Revamp Tanzania-Zambia Railway

Via South China Morning Post, a report that China plans to spend US$1 billion to revamp Tanzania-Zambia railway in race to control critical mineral trade routes: The Tazara rail line, first built in the 1970s with Chinese funding, will be updated through public-private partnership The project connecting Zambian copper belt with Dar es Salaam will compete […]

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Fancy a Safari? African Countries On Hunt for Lion’s Share of Chinese Tourists

Via South China Morning Post, an article on African tour operators’ efforts to lure more Chinese tourists: After three years cut off from China’s sprawling pool of cash-strapped travellers, tourism operators in countries such as Tanzania are moving fast to lure them back However, Africa remains a niche travel destination, and there are abundant challenges […]

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Zambia Plans New Railway to Spur Trade With Africa’s Great Lakes

Courtesy of Bloomberg, a report on Zambia’s planned new railway: Zambia plans to build a new rail connection to link a Lake Tanganyika harbor to an existing line that runs to neighboring Tanzania, boosting trade with three other nations that share borders with the world’s longest freshwater lake. The southern African nation’s Transport and Logistics […]

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South Africa: Sub-Saharan Africa’s Renewable Energy Leader

Via Semafor, an interesting look at sub-Saharan Africa’s renewable energy generation prospects, illuminating South Africa’s commanding lead: South Africa will produce nearly half of sub-Saharan Africa’s renewable energy generation capacity over the next half decade, the International Energy Agency estimates. Most of the 64 gigawatts of renewables in the region are expected to come from […]

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Korea Turns To Africa As China Tightens Graphite Export Curbs

Via The Korea Times, a report on Korea’s efforts to boost ties with Tanzania, Mozambique, and Madagascar in its search for critical minerals: Korean companies and the government are shifting their focus to Africa from China to secure graphite, as Beijing attempts to control exports of the core mineral for rechargeable batteries next month, according […]

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Zanzibar’s Bid To Be A Pan-African Tech and Education Hub

Via Semafor, a look at Zanzibar’s bid to be a pan-African tech and education hub: Zanzibar, the group of islands known for its sandy beaches and tourism resorts, has spent the last year making a concerted effort to reinvent itself as a global tech hub for African startups and digital natives. But it also now […]

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