The Foreign exchange market is the biggest financial market in the world. At least four trillion dollars is traded on currency markets on a daily basis. This market is known for its volatility and high risk nature, which is why it is mostly traded by banks and big corporate. However a young South African trader has managed to crack it. Sandile Shezi has successfully learnt how to trade currencies and at just 23 he's become one of the youngest multi-millionaires in the country. Shezi now wants to empower other young South Africans to do the same. Sumitra Nydoo caught up with him.
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Angola is rapidly emerging as an economic powerhouse in Africa. That's thanks largely to its oil wealth - and diamonds. Yet its partnership with China is playing a key role in broader economic development.
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Somalia's capital Mogadishu was once known as the White Pearl of the Indian Ocean. With stretches of white sandy beaches, it was quite the vacation spot...That is until the country fell into chaos. Now as the political and security situation is slowly improving, Somali businessmen are investing millions of dollars trying to revive the country's tourism. CGTN's Clementine Logan has more.
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Kenya's new Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) will terminate, south of the city. Passengers can then board the old commuter train to the Central business district. CGTN's Jane Kiyo recently took a tour of the terminus and now tells us what Kenyans can expect Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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It may come as a surprise to some, but Nairobi is known as the London of Africa. And it's not unusual to see Europeans flocking its streets. More recently, though, more and more Africans have also been making Nairobi their home. CCTV's Maria Galang follows one South African living in the Kenyan capital
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Mozambique's capital, Maputo, is in the middle of a construction boom. As is often the case elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa, Chinese companies have played a key role in helping transform the city from its war-torn past.
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Just 30 kilometres from Angola's capital of Luanda lies a housing-project, popularly known, as K-K. It is the largest in Angola and is a welcomed-solution, for thousands of Angolans, who can't afford, proper-housing. The project is funded and built a Chinese Company, who's brought a new style of living, to Africa
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For more than a decade, Zimbabwe's agriculture has been in a slump. New farmers, who had taken over land under the land reform programme, failed to access markets particularly abroad. But now things are changing. In Nyanga, in the eastern part of the country, a successful out-grower scheme is up and running and is feeding-markets in the USA.
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Senegal is constructing a new city near the town of Diamniadio in a bid to de-congest the seaside capital, Dakar. Plans include a new airport, university and a 50-hectare industrial park funded by China. The infrastructure project is one of the biggest for president Macky Sall, who has pledged to double growth by 2020.
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Restaurants are popping up almost every month in Kenya. Food is big business in the East African nation, and young entrepreneurs are finding a way of offering exclusivity to their clients. CCTV's Carol Oyola spoke to Paul Kihiko who runs a food business that offers sophisticated cuisine at pocket friendly prices.
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Relations between China and Africa are set to reach an all-time high. A recent FOCAC summit agreed to strengthen cooperation, aid and trade at a continental and bilateral level with African states. China is Africa's biggest trading partner and is rapidly emerging as a key source of development aid
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Years of conflict shut down Somalia's education system, forcing many families to send their children to abroad Some of these students ended up in China.There are currently 1000 Somalis studying in various universities in China. In the latest in our special series on China's return to Somalia, we catch up with two new graduates, who've finally come home.
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Construction of phase one of Kenya's high-speed rail or the Standard Gauge Railway is now 70 percent complete. The railway, part of East Africa's Northern corridor, is expected to link Kenya and Uganda and later on South Sudan, the Democratic republic of Congo and Northern Tanzania. The project has not been without controversy but the Kenyan government says that most have been mitigated. Soni Methu with the story.
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A Chinese funded standard gauge railway construction project that connects the Nigerian federal capital Abuja with the country's central commercial hub Kaduna, is nearing completion and is expected to reduce road congestion and the time it takes to travel between the two points. The Abuja Kaduna line, scheduled to be completed by December 2014, is co-funded by the China Exim bank and the government of Nigeria. And as CCTV's Peter Wakaba reports this project is just one of many that are transforming lives in Nigeria.
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Ethiopian Airlines has made history by becoming the first airline to operate an all-female crew for an intra-African trip. The Boeing 777 aircraft touched down at the Lagos International airport at the weekend with a small celebration on the ground. CGTN's Deji Badmus reports. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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A city built on seven hills, Kampala, the capital of Uganda offers an exciting cultural experience for many foreign visitors. Rated by the UN as a country with the happiest people in East Africa, many foreigners find it easy to stay and live comfortably within the city. Michael Baleke reports.
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The relations between Ethiopia and China are now at their peak. The Chinese investment has hugely boosted the Eastern Africa nation's economic growth. And as Cctv's GIRUM CHALA reports, the Chinese have a special place in the hearts of Ethiopians
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Senegal has commissioned the construction of the country's largest road project since independence in 1960. The contract was awarded to a Chinese company that expressed confidence that construction of the Ila Touba highway should be completed in under 4 years.
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As Kenya moves into the era of modern transport with the new Mega Railway soon to be launched, we take a look back at the century old railway system and what the future holds with the new one.#SGRLaunch Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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Power cuts are exceedingly common in Nigeria. The situation is even worse in rural communities which aren't even connected to the grid. To date, successive governments have failed to resolve the problem, despite spending hundreds of millions of dollars over the years. Amidst that chaos, lies opportunity for a small start up in the country which is lighting up forgotten rural communities. Deji Badmus has that story.
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Media reports have in recent months been focused on the conflict in South Sudan, but there are also stories of hope and innovation. George John Male has one such tale, and it's set to take him to soaring heights. Susan Mwongeli with this inspiring story.
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The annual market value of produce sold through informal vendors in Kenya's capital, Nairobi is more than 700 million dollars. And there is potential to grow even higher. But producers make a very small fraction of the millions in the value chain as the bulk is shared between middlemen. CCTV's Maria Galang sought out a tech-based business to business delivery service which is looking to solve some of those challenges, and transform the country's micro-vendor food market.
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27 years on and Thomas Sankara's legacy still lives on. Sankara was a profound leader with deep love for his country, Burkina Faso. But he would not live long enough to see his vision change his country for better. He was assassinated. "Faces of Africa" takes you through Sankara's journey and how his ideas have stuck in the minds of the young generation, now seeking to resuscitate the country's economic and political status.
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Stories of migrants from Africa, and their often tragic, painful experience as they cross the Mediterranean into Europe have dominated the news lately. Migrants from North Africa, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia are not alone in paying a high price to chase their dreams elsewhere. However, for one entrepreneur in Kenya the West was anything but rosy. She found her dream right here, at her doorstep.
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There is only one fruit and vegetable market a rural North West province in South Africa forcing some farmers to drive for over 200km to reach markets. Perfect opportunity for one fresh produce processor. The founder of Green Buds is bridging that gap by connecting farmers and consumers. His initiative has yielded results that have been commended by the government. CCTV's Yolisa Njamela with the story.
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In our special series on China-Africa Fruits of Cooperation - we take a look at win-win relationship
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Uganda has unveiled plans for a billion dollar express highway. The 70 kilometre, eight-lane road will run from the capital Kampala to the country's second largest industrial town, Jinja. It's hoped the new infrastructure will ease movement of goods within the country and by large the East Africa region.
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During colonial times, many Africans were traded for slavery in the Americas. When Abraham Lincoln abolished slavery, many started searching for their roots. For years, Rastafarians from Jamaica have gone to live in Shashemene Ethiopia, a land that the late Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia gave to them. Today, many are happy to be home.
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A young Tanzanian entrepreneur Godfrey Magila is getting global recognition for his rapid growth in the technology field. But things did not start out easy. He lost both his parents at a very young age but fought through life's hardships and went on to teach himself to code. He then won 200 dollars for a project and that project became his company, Magilatech. Daniel Kijo reports. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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In Tanzania, one business has started making luxury furniture, inspired by the country's beautiful beaches and parks. They're already employing 35 people and have opened a local factory. But as Dan Ashby reports, they're dreaming even bigger.
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Morocco is looking to become a world leader in renewable energy. The country currently imports almost all of its energy requirements. But that might soon change, as CCTV's Dan Williams now reports.
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Jerry Rawlings popularly known as J.J, is the former president of Ghana. A hands on, brave and astute leader mostly revered and known for revolutionizing the political and economic status of Ghana at a dire point in its history. His famous escape from execution in 1979 and the brave rescue by his military friends from a dictatorial government became his turning point, for presidency.
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Just six months ago, five young Ethiopian entrepreneurs started a delivery service in Addis Ababa after they noticed the city had no food delivery services. Today these entrepreneurs have expanded their business into a comprehensive delivery system, that couriers everything from food to vital business documents. Coletta Wanjohi reports.
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Five West African states are building a highway connecting Cote d'ivoire's economic capital of Abidjan to Nigeria's largest city of Lagos. Ghana, Benin and Togo are the other states which will benefit from the project which is currently in its initial stages.
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Solar power has been an elusive idea for millions of Africans because of its high cost and slow technology, but experts say that it could become one of the cheapest sources of power as both startups and big businesses pay more attention to the rural market. Uche Okoronkwo takes us into Kenya's Machakos County to find out how a company is providing affordable power using solar energy and changing lives
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Zimbabwe's government is planning a multi-million dollar investment to prop up its livestock sector. The aim is to produce 400,000 tonnes of beef a year by 2018 in line with the country's economic blue print ZimAsset. CCTV’s Farai Mwakutuya reports
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Conservation agriculture; a farming technique, that's not only raising harvest-yeilds, but is also raising the quality of life, for the small-scale farmers, who use it. Jiitu Abraham was recently in Zambia and got the chance, to speak, with one farmer... who was able to change her own life and the lives of her children, by switching her farming-practice.
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With a very small percentage of the population in eastern DR Congo connected to the electricity grid, residents are increasingly turning to the sun's rays to meet their energy needs. In Goma, solar panel sales have skyrocketed. Clementine Logan reports
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Ethiopia's working on revamping its tourism industry by drawing on its ancient history, cultural diversity and diverse topography.With a rapidly growing economy, the horn of Africa nation is trying to change global perceptions of it, from past images of war and famine. CCTV's Leslie Mirungu reports
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South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela has died at the age of 78. We take a look at the man behind the music. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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In Kenya, until recently, buying foods from the streets had been associated with low income earners, particularly in the slums. But that practice is spreading in Nairobi to middle-income settlements. Soni Methu reports from the popular uptown Kenyatta Market.
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Kwame Nkrumah was born on September 21, 1909, in Nkroful, Gold Coast (now Ghana), and shepherded the country in its struggle for independence from Great Britain. He went on to be named life president of both the nation and his party, until the army and police in Ghana seized power in 1966 and he found asylum in Guinea.
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A company, in Ghana, is making money from the nation's collective sweet tooth. The Cupcake Boutique was the first of its kind in Ghana - and it's been growing. CCTV's Katerina Vittozzi has that story.
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Ethiopia has inaugurated a 1.5 billion dollars hydro-electric generating dam. Located in southern region of the country, the Gibe 3 dam is to generate 1,870 mega watts of power, helping Ethiopia to double its power out put. CCTV's Girum Chala filed this report
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In our Fruits of cooperation series, we look at how Chinese experts sent to Africa have helped boost agricultural production in farms across the continent
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Kenya and Ethiopia have signed several deals in the energy and oil-and-gas sectors as they seek to strengthen bilateral ties. The two countries will also work together in the construction of an oil pipeline. THAT agreement comes barely two months after Uganda ditched Kenya for Tanzania in a similar plan. The deals have been inked this week, while Ethiopian Prime Minister Haile-mariam Desalegn is in Kenya on a three-day official visit.
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Ken Saro-Wiwa was a Nigerian activist and a martyr, a brave and inspiring campaigner who led his Ogoni people's struggle against the decades-long defilement of their land by oil companies. Unfortunately, he ended up paying for it with his life. Today, the struggle still goes on and the legacy of Ken Saro-Wiwa lives on.
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Addis Ababa city has introduced new Express buses to provide public transport services within the city. The buses are locally manufactured with a capacity of close to a hundred passengers. Up to 300 buses are expected on the road before the end of the year.
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