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South Africa ‘to grow science ties with Brics nations’

South Africa ‘to grow science ties with Brics nations’ | BRICS engagement with Africa | Scoop.it
Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom pledges closer scientific co-operation between SA and its fellow Brics members
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BERLIN: Swiss reject new probe of Angola-Russia deal - Business Breaking News - MiamiHerald.com

BERLIN: Swiss reject new probe of Angola-Russia deal - Business Breaking News - MiamiHerald.com | BRICS engagement with Africa | Scoop.it
Swiss prosecutors say they won't open a new investigation into a deal between Angola and Russia that anti-corruption groups say ended up with $750 million missing from Angola's treasury.
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For Descendants Of Brazil's Slaves, A Quest For Land

For Descendants Of Brazil's Slaves, A Quest For Land | BRICS engagement with Africa | Scoop.it
They were granted land rights in 1988, but few have actually gotten ownership.
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Cultural connections between Brazil and Africa.

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How China is Impacting Business-State Relations in Africa: The Cases of Angola and Nigeria

How China is Impacting Business-State Relations in Africa: The Cases of Angola and Nigeria | BRICS engagement with Africa | Scoop.it
How China is Impacting Business-State Relations in Africa: The Cases of Angola and Nigeria
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SA is the richest nation in Africa - City Press

SA is the richest nation in Africa - City Press | BRICS engagement with Africa | Scoop.it
On paper, South Africans are the wealthiest people in Africa, with $11 310 (R121 941) in wealth per person, while Ethiopians are the poorest, with only $260 per person.
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Lack of IT could turn Africa into the world's next mobile manufacturing hub | ZDNet

Lack of IT could turn Africa into the world's next mobile manufacturing hub | ZDNet | BRICS engagement with Africa | Scoop.it
Analysts are upbeat about foreign investment, with new high-tech factories helping to produce low-cost manufacturing hubs on the continent.
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Africa as a manufacturing hub would set the continent in competition with the major emerging economies of China and Brazil.

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The BRICS' African Safari

The BRICS' African Safari | BRICS engagement with Africa | Scoop.it
Pádraig Carmody, The Rise of the BRICS in Africa: The Geopolitics of South-South Relations, (Zen Books, 2013).China's growing presence in Africa ha...
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Africa's road-building frenzy will transform continent - tech - 10 January 2014 - New Scientist

Africa's road-building frenzy will transform continent - tech - 10 January 2014 - New Scientist | BRICS engagement with Africa | Scoop.it
Expanding and upgrading Africa's sparse highway network could pull people out of poverty – and pose environmental challenges
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The extractives industry, predominantly Chinese, is fuelling the frenzy.

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Lucapa Diamond Company finds more diamonds at Lulo, Angola - Proactiveinvestors (AU)

Lucapa Diamond Company finds more diamonds at Lulo, Angola - Proactiveinvestors (AU) | BRICS engagement with Africa | Scoop.it
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Chinese group Yewhing opens shopping centre in Angola costing US$30 million | Macauhub English

Chinese group Yewhing opens shopping centre in Angola costing US$30 million | Macauhub English | BRICS engagement with Africa | Scoop.it
Chinese group Yewhing Angola Comércio e Indústria has just opened a shopping centre in the Kikuxi are of the Viana municipality in Angola, specialised
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The Economist Who Invented The BRICs Just Invented A Whole New Group Of Countries: The MINTs

The Economist Who Invented The BRICs Just Invented A Whole New Group Of Countries: The MINTs | BRICS engagement with Africa | Scoop.it
Jim O'Neill sets his sights on a new group of emerging-market economies.
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Attention has shifted away from the BRICs, and over to the MINT economies of Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey, according to the economist who coined both terms.

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LTE comes to Angola, Namibia | TechCentral

LTE comes to Angola, Namibia | TechCentral | BRICS engagement with Africa | Scoop.it
Huawei says it has won contracts to provide new backhaul networks for Movicel in Angola and MTC in Namibia, both of which plan to launch among the continent’s first commercial long-term evolution (LTE) networks. The Chinese company has already been instrumental in the
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Huawei wins contracts in Angola and Namibia, but will this spell disaster for these countries' telecoms networks as it did in Ethiopia?

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China-Africa: The dragon dealmaker has Africa dazzled and dizzy | North Africa

China-Africa: The dragon dealmaker has Africa dazzled and dizzy | North Africa | BRICS engagement with Africa | Scoop.it
In May last year, China's President Xi Jinping announced during a visit to Tanzania that the great Asian power shall be providing $20bn in credit lines to Africa over the next three years.
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Demystifying Chinese investment figures for Africa

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China leading the way towards social and economic change in African countries — The International

China leading the way towards social and economic change in African countries — The International | BRICS engagement with Africa | Scoop.it
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allAfrica.com: Uganda: China Joins War Against Illegal Trade in Ivory

allAfrica.com: Uganda: China Joins War Against Illegal Trade in Ivory | BRICS engagement with Africa | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience
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SA ‘must not be arrogant with Africa’

SA ‘must not be arrogant with Africa’ | BRICS engagement with Africa | Scoop.it
Standard Bank joint CEO Sim Tshabalala says the group is ‘very bullish’ on prospects for the continent, despite the ‘up and downs’ of doing business in Africa
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India turns to Mozambique to meet LNG needs

India turns to Mozambique to meet LNG needs | BRICS engagement with Africa | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, ONGC Videsh Ltd (OVL) and Oil India Ltd (OIL) completed the acquisition of 10 percent stake in a giant Mozambique gas field for USD 2.475 billion.
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Brazil to build undersea cables to Europe, Angola

Brazil to build undersea cables to Europe, Angola | BRICS engagement with Africa | Scoop.it
Brazil's state-owned telecom provider Telebras said Wednesday it plans to build undersea fiber optic telecommunication cable links with Europe and Angola.
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Telebras invests to improve communication links between Brazil and Europe and Angola.

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Telecom deal by China's ZTE, Huawei in Ethiopia faces criticism

Telecom deal by China's ZTE, Huawei in Ethiopia faces criticism | BRICS engagement with Africa | Scoop.it
Some Chinese deals illustrate the broader troubles poorer nations sometimes face as they borrow heavily to invest in infrastructure.
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Africa fund intends to raise $2b in 2014

Africa fund intends to raise $2b in 2014 | BRICS engagement with Africa | Scoop.it
The China-Africa Development Fund, the nation's largest equity fund focused on African investments, will raise another $2 billion in 2014 to boost the continent's agricultural and steel sectors and...
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The China-Africa Development Fund prioritises steel and agriculture in 2014.

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Portuguese and Chinese Companies Team Up For Energy Development | Macauhub English

Portuguese and Chinese Companies Team Up For Energy Development | Macauhub English | BRICS engagement with Africa | Scoop.it
Energy development is crucial for developing countries, especially those that are witnessing rapid economic growth.
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The BRICs Have Hit a Wall | TIME.com

The BRICs Have Hit a Wall | TIME.com | BRICS engagement with Africa | Scoop.it
Major emerging markets are suffering — and frankly that's not very surprising
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Have the BRICs hit a wall? Or is this just Western high hopes?

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Brazil’s Odebrecht installs equipment in Angola to stabilize energy production | Macauhub English

Brazil’s Odebrecht installs equipment in Angola to stabilize energy production | Macauhub English | BRICS engagement with Africa | Scoop.it
Odebrecht Angola, via Odebrecht Infraestrutura, starting in February plans to install in Angola five sets of equipment that will stabilise the electricity provi
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