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Chinese Hawkers “invading” Zambia

From the WP: “An influx of Chinese traders — bringing with them inexpensive Asian-made products…. have moved into rebuilt shops in Kamwala, where the rent is too steep for some Zambian entrepreneurs. At the same time, many Zambians have benefited from the availability of cheaper Chinese goods — a source of frustration to (Zambian) shop owners who contend that Chinese…

Oh No…China is gettting into the cut flower business…

From the NYT: “The central government is spending $200 billion a year, much of it to build roads, bridges, airports and phone systems that link the inland regions to the outside world, ensuring, among other things, that the flowers have a smooth and speedy trip. Refrigerated trucks are being offered free or at deep discounts to farm groups so that…

Delta Airlines to Start Flights to Africa

From the NYT: “Among the African cities, Delta will soon be flying to Accra, Ghana; Dakar, Senegal; and Johannesburg, South Africa”. What the heck is in Ghana and Senegal? Neither of these countries have oil. Anyway, this quote was taken from a wider article that discusses the global economy and the changing destinations that business executives are having to travel…

Italian nun shot dead in Somalia

There’s a problem in Somalia. According to the BBC, an Italian nun who had worked in Somalia for 40 years, spoke fluent Somali and was running a hospital for women and children, was shot to death. They suspect it was in response to the pope’s remarks about the prophet Mohammed. According to the report, … “hardline cleric Sheikh Abubakar Hassan…