China has officially opened its first overseas naval base in Djibouti. A major step for the country's expansion of its military presence abroad.

Chinese firms in Africa are frequently accused of polluting the environment to produce materials ready to export back home.

China, Ivory Coast's third biggest trading partner, has opened its first chamber of commerce in the country.

Soaring demand for the products in China has seen an estimated one million pangolins plucked from Asian and African forests over the past decade.

Nigeria is banking on CNPC's years of experience in neighbouring Chad and Niger to discover commercial quantities of crude.

China piled pressure on Botswana over a scheduled visit to the southern African country by the Dalai Lama, who it considers a dissident separatist threat.

Botswana's President Ian Khama announced on Wednesday he would meet the Tibetan spiritual leader during his visit to the country next month, prompting a stern response from Beijing.

China has deployed troops to its first overseas naval base in Djibouti.

Photo DR: West Africa's fight to keep bad medicine off shelves

Africa's fight to keep bad medicine off shelves. Counterfeited drugs from China and India are awash in west African markets.

The SGR system, the biggest infrastructure project in Kenya since independence, is built by the state-owned China Road and Bridge Corporation.

East Africa's smallest country Djibouti took a step towards realising its dream of becoming a continental maritime cargo hub.