China's CHEC to build Akwaba motorway interchange in Abidjan
China Harbour Engineering Company, which has been present in Ivory Coast since 2015, has just pocketed a new contract estimated at 26bn CFA francs (€39m) in Abidjan.
India's West African Cement, Morocco's Ciments de l'Afrique and Burkina Faso's Cimfaso are jostling for the contracts that Ouagadougou and the Meridiam investment fund, partnered with the airport of Marseille, are awarding to build Ougadougou-Donsin Airport, the country's biggest construction project.
At a time when many African capitals are constructing new airports to ease congestion around urban centres, such projects are giving rise to intense rivalry between new and established powers on the continent, all against a backdrop of growing sub-regional [.
Abidjan - France's traditional market place - is increasingly turning towards China, which has several important local figures lobbying on its behalf. An investigation. Infrastructure - Currently neck and neck with Beijing in its commercial stronghold south of the Sahara, [.
In the run-up to the next China-Africa summit, which is due to take place in Beijing in September, the French foreign office has been issuing a flurry of briefings on Africa's disaffection with French cooperation initiatives and its growing preference for loans from Beijing.
By exploiting Beijing's concerns over the lack of security in Mali, the Senegalese president is seeking to revise the project to overhaul the rail connection between Dakar and Bamako, one of China's many commercial and diplomatic mega-projects in the sub-region [.
Laurent Fabius and Pierre Moscovici, the two "super-ministers" in Jean-Marc Ayrault's government, were quick to grasp the importance of the Africa in the present economic crisis. Shortly after their appointment both mobilised their ministries in the interests of French business, [.
After more than ten years of negotiations, Chinese giant CCCC has been given the green light for the rail line between Serbia and Hungary, Europe's biggest Belt and Road Initiative project, in a deal finalised during the recent Olympic Games.