Tag: China

Kadaga opens Uganda Culture Park in China

Kadaga opens Uganda Culture Park in China

AFRICA, ASIA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA
Hunan Province, CHINA In a move geared to promote Uganda’s tourism, the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has launched a Uganda culture park in China. Located at Shaping Street, Kaifu District in Hunan Province in China, the forested park sits on 40 hectares of land. The park, which is surrounded by water bodies, features sculptured art pieces of Ugandan wildlife such as chimpanzees, mountain gorillas, lions, and a variety of wild game. “We regard this park as the door to Africa and a window for Chinese to discover Uganda,” said Bob Wang the proprietor of the facility adding, “We plan to expand and build an exhibition room showing Ugandan products and crafts, its history, culture and paintings. In future we would like to have an animal park with real animals, the kind you would
China’s Presence in Africa Comes with a New Edge

China’s Presence in Africa Comes with a New Edge

AFRICA, ASIA, BUSINESS, INTERNATIONAL
WASHINGTON D.C., United States of AmericaA new Silk Road running between China and Africa promises a boost in trade for Beijing. Long focused on commercial activities, the Chinese government is now expanding its remit to bolster military relations and pursue subtler, soft-power strategies across the continent. But, as the U.S. retreats, what tools will Beijing use—and should the West be worried? The Communist party wants to redefine its military engagement with countries across Africa and expand its power-projection capabilities. As part of this initiative, China invited top brass from 50 African nations last month to attend an inaugural “Defense and Security Forum”. From counter-piracy to counter-terrorism, China has vowed to provide these countries with “comprehensive support”,
Recruitment agency impersonator arrested

Recruitment agency impersonator arrested

AFRICA, ASIA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA
KAMPALA, Uganda Uganda's Police has arrested a man claiming to be an employee of a recruitment agency taking people for work abroad in China and allegedly conning millions of money from unsuspecting clients. This comes after over 13 reports of obtaining money by false pretense were reported against a suspect identified as Nasser Seremba accusing him of conning his unsuspecting clients sums of money to a tune of 58 million Uganda Shillings promising to help them acquire handsomely paying jobs abroad. Its believed that the suspect would after receiving money, issue fake receipts, process fake passports, visas and would later disappear. The investigators say Seremba would narrate to his unsuspecting clients China stories, experiences and had promised over 13 graduates English te...
Freshworks Reaches $100 Million in Annual Recurring Revenue, Unveils Freshworks 360

Freshworks Reaches $100 Million in Annual Recurring Revenue, Unveils Freshworks 360

AFRICA, BUSINESS, INTERNATIONAL, TECHNOLOGY
SAN FRANCISCO, USAFreshworks, a global leader in customer engagement software, has announced that it has reached a revenue milestone by crossing $100 million in annual recurring revenue, led by its flagship support product Freshdesk (Customer Support Software) and continued rapid growth with its Freshservice (IT Service Management Software) and Freshsales (CRM Software) products over the last several quarters. This achievement was fueled by Freshworks’ ever-expanding user-base of more than 150,000 businesses and organizations world-wide, including both larger enterprises such as Honda, Bridgestone, Hugo Boss, University of Pennsylvania, Toshiba, Cisco, Veeva, OfficeMax, M&C Saatchi and thousands of global SMB customers. Over the past year, the company has also expanded its
Diplomats concerned about ‘Age limit’ case, Local Council polls

Diplomats concerned about ‘Age limit’ case, Local Council polls

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
KAMPALA, Uganda: A section of diplomats accredited to Uganda have raised concern about the delayed ruling on consolidated petitions challenging the Constitution Amendment Act No.2 of 2017, which among others lifted age limits for presidential candidates. In a meeting with Speaker Rebecca Kadaga at Parliament, the diplomats’ discussion centered on a variety of issues, commencing with the controversial ‘Age limit’ case. “This is now more than two months since the Constitutional Court concluded the joint hearing of the five petitions challenging the amendment of the Constitution,” said Dr Albrecht Conze, the Germany Ambassador to Uganda. The meeting between the Speaker and the diplomats was held on, Tuesday 26th June 2018. Code 6.2 of the Uganda Code of Judicial Condu
DIRCO is working with Chinese authorities on stranded young South Africans in China due to visa scam

DIRCO is working with Chinese authorities on stranded young South Africans in China due to visa scam

AFRICA, ASIA, INTERNATIONAL
PRETORIA, South Africa The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, has instructed the department to work with the Chinese authorities to release passports of South African Citizens who are stranded in China as as result of a Visa Scam so that they can come back to South Africa as soon as possible. According to SA Embassy in Beijing fifty one (51) young South Africans were enticed by an agent to travel to China on a study visa while planning to work as English teachers. The promise was that they would get their work visas upon arrival in the country which never materialized. While in China on study visas they started working which was in contravention of the immigration laws of the Republic of China. “Our Embassy in Beijing is liaising with the Chinese autho
President Museveni invites Chinese investors

President Museveni invites Chinese investors

AFRICA, ASIA, BUSINESS, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA
ENTEBBE, Uganda Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has said that the potential for cooperation between China and Uganda is so vast with many investment opportunities in agro-processing, mining and industrialization sectors. The President made the remarks in a meeting with the visiting Chinese Hunan Province Governor Xu Dazhe and his delegation that called on him last evening at State House, Entebbe. He informed his guests that Uganda produces a lot of coffee, fruits, cassava and sim-sim and wants to set up industries to process the food products to add value and create job employment opportunities. “The potential for cooperation between China and Uganda is big. What we want is a reliable market for agro-products. Once we have the demand, we can produce whatever is needed,” he s
SA Government has Prioritised the Enhancement of Business Confidence and Investor Interest

SA Government has Prioritised the Enhancement of Business Confidence and Investor Interest

AFRICA, ASIA, BUSINESS, INTERNATIONAL
PRETORIA, South Africa The South African government has prioritised the enhancement of business confidence and investor interest in order to create an enabling environment for business to thrive. This was said by Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe. He was addressing the welcome reception in honour of the business delegation from Zhenjiang Province of China, at the Chinese Embassy in Pretoria. According to Magwanishe, South Africa and China have been engaged in a fast growing economic relationship, and China has been South Africa’s top trading partner since 2009. He reckoned that the increase of Chinese investment in the country through platforms like BRICS and Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) has been received with great enthusiasm. “With