BYD will become the third car manufacturer, after Renault and Peugeot of French, to construct cars in the North African state.

The China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) signed a $3-billion contract to build a large business centre.

The shipment, owned by a company based in Mozambique, left Ivory Coast and arrived in Cambodia.

The profit-margin is high for smugglers bringing pangolins into China from Africa.

President Emmanuel Macron has promised a new start in France's relations with its former colonies in Africa.

Zimbabwe's army chief General Constantine Chiwenga visited Beijing shortly before the political crisis erupted in Harare.

The event brings together 400 business executives including 150 from China.

Hard cash but also the intangible ties of history have kept Europe in pole position as Africa's main partner.

China involvement in volatile countries like Myanmar and Zimbabwe is thrusting Beijing towards a more assertive global role.

The two countries agreed to form a "strategic partnership" as Guelleh held talks with Xi at the imposing Great Hall of the People in Beijing.