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Hundreds of twins gather in Kampala to celebrate their annual festival
 
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Hundreds of Ugandan twins have gathered in the capital Kampala to celebrate an annual festival. The twins, together with their families and friends, came out to share their life's experiences. CCTV's Hillary Ayesiga has that report.
Views: 416042 CGTN Africa
Meet South Africa's youngest millionaire only at 23
 
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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.
Views: 2007398 CGTN Africa
Zimbabwe: Potato Farming in Sacks
 
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Many Zimbabweans have been forced to innovate new ways to make ends meet as they struggle to survive with many being unemployed due to weak economy, many farmers have embraced farming to fend for themselves but in a special way, practicing potato farming -in sacks.
Views: 72179 CGTN Africa
Ugandan entrepreneur reaps big from growing demand for healthy food
 
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In Uganda, a young entrepreneur is transforming a fruit juice business into a multi-million shilling company. Sam Turyatunga's company manufactures banana and mango fruit juices under the Uhuru Fruit Drinks brand. His products are tapping into the fast growing demand for healthy foods. Hillary Ayesiga reports
Views: 25989 CGTN Africa
11-year-old artist becomes a sensation in Lagos
 
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In Nigeria, an 11-year-old artist is creating waves with his unique creations. From a makeshift studio in a poor neighbourhood in Lagos, Waris Kareem produces incredibly life-like works of art. CGTN's Deji Badmus went to check them out. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 157142 CGTN Africa
Sadio Mane's humble start in Bambali
 
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Earlier this week, Senegalese forward Sadio Mane sent 300 Liverpool shirts to his hometown of Bambali to be worn for tonight's European final. Naturally, the 25 year old has come a long way to make a name for himself in the English top-flight, having passed through other clubs in France, Germany and England. But where did his life begin? Recently, I had the chance to travel to Bambali, Mane's home town to get a feel of his beginnings. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 52059 CGTN Africa
Nigerian wonder artist's work draws international attention
 
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A young Nigerian Artist has sparked a huge sensation on social media in that country with his art works.35-year-old Olumide Oresegun's paintings are so life-like that people are now comparing some of his paintings to that of the famous Italian polymath, Leonardo da Vinci. CCTV's Deji Badmus went to check things out for himself at Olumide's art studio in the outskirt of Lagos and brings us this report.
Views: 151526 CGTN Africa
Tanzanian farmer's $50,000 investment yields profits in greenhouse farming
 
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Tanzanian farmer Malembo Lucas had a dream of becoming an agribusinessman after completing his diploma course in agriculture. In order to reach that goal he worked at a friend's guesthouse and now owns acres of greenhouses around in Tanzania. He has invested more than $50,000 and hopes to become a billionaire. CGTN's Daniel Kijo has more Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 11963 CGTN Africa
China transforming transport in Africa
 
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China has proved its commitment to Africa over the years when it comes to infrastructure across the continent. In East Africa, the Standard Gauge Railway project is one of the most ambitious - aiming to eventually link up the entire region. And in China - another kind of rail revolution is underway. Jane Kiyo reports. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 119102 CGTN Africa
Somali cuisine slowly winning over local taste buds in Uganda
 
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A restaurant in Uganda's capital Kampala is introducing some Somali flavour to the city. As more and more customers grow an appetite for Somali food, the restaurant has become a symbol of change. Somalis living in Uganda hope that they too will be warmly received as perceptions about their country start to change. Leon Ssenyange reports
Views: 45817 CGTN Africa
SGR Nairobi terminus has eye-catching modern amenities
 
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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
Views: 114674 CGTN Africa
Chinese companies help transform the capital, Maputo
 
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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.
Views: 118268 CGTN Africa
More Cape Verde citizens keen to leave due to various factors
 
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Cape Verde is a collection of 12 islands off the coast of North-west Africa. Here, foreigners outnumber locals, and 9 percent of the country's GDP comes from expatriates. Cape Verde has few natural resources, little arable land and is prone to drought - just some of the reasons why many residents are desperate to move to greener pastures.
Views: 111598 CGTN Africa
Kenyan Entrepreneur offers High end Cuisine at affordable prices
 
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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.
Views: 16028 CGTN Africa
Uganda entrepreneurs recycle plastics waste into unique paving stones
 
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In Uganda, young entrepreneurs are recycling plastic waste into paving stones. The initiative is meant to clean up the environment and also provide jobs for young people. CGTN's Hillary Ayesiga reports... Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 12457 CGTN Africa
Ethiopian Traditional Dish 'Injera' winning Converts
 
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The great staple of Ethiopian cuisine, injera, is now winning converts further afield. The soft and spongy flat bread made from the grain called teff is in demand from Ethiopians living in the United States. But because of regular flights between Ethiopia and the US capital, locals are getting a chance to sample the real thing too. CCTV's Daniel Ryntjes reports.
Views: 75103 CGTN Africa
Ethiopia Airways makes history with all female crew on Lagos flight
 
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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
Views: 138067 CGTN Africa
A sneak preview of Kenya's new passenger train
 
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A lot of preparation goes into launching a new train system in Kenya, including test-runs. CGTN's Maria Galang went along on one of those journeys. Let's take a look Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 192471 CGTN Africa
Nigeria entrepreneur converts shipping containers into productive farms
 
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One young Nigerian entrepreneur is using new agricultural technology, while promoting sustainable ways to ensure food security in cities. Angel Adelaja says she's getting a head-start on the future of farming. Sophia Adengo has more.
Views: 17848 CGTN Africa
Ghana's new gold
 
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Snails may not mean much to many people in Africa. But to some farmers in Ghana, commercial snail farming may be the gatepass, out of poverty. CCTV's Peninah Karibe toured one of the snail farms in the West African state, and filed this report about what is now being referred to as Ghana's new gold.
Views: 21288 CGTN Africa
Kenyan entrepreneur upcycles old clothes into functional bags
 
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The passion for buying locally made products is growing at a fast pace in Kenya... And these days, importers of designer handbags - both genuine and imitations - are getting a run for their money from local designers... One of them is a young man who has developed a popular bag brand, which thrives on the idea of upcycling. Maria Galang went along to Suave Kenya's workshop to see what makes these bags so special
Views: 17882 CGTN Africa
South African woman carves niche in chilli business
 
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Leeko Makoene, a South African entrepreneur who started a spicy business of making chilli relishes to make extra money. Chilidido is now a lucrative business and has allowed Leeko to start Made with Rural, a platform that helps small scale rural farmers get to market. CGTN's Julie Scheier got to know more about Makoene´s project and filed this report. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 8188 CGTN Africa
Local businessmen in Somalia investing in the tourism sector as security improves
 
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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.
Views: 67618 CGTN Africa
Tanzania to buy 400 megawatts of power from Ethiopia
 
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Tanzania will buy 400 megawatts of power from Ethiopia - nearly a third of its current total installed capacity. The country's President Dr John Magufuli says the amount may rise even further, because Ethiopia is supplying the electricity at such cheap rates. But as Dan Ashby reports, it may not solve all Tanzania's energy problems.
Views: 11408 CGTN Africa
Zimbabwe's Sweet Pepper is Feeding Markets in The USA
 
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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.
Views: 45388 CGTN Africa
Ethiopian entrepreneurs are using bamboo to make finished goods
 
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Bamboo is one of Ethiopia's most under-utilized resources. Currently there are over 1 million hectares of untapped bamboo forest in Ethiopia, Africa's largest bamboo forest. Michael Gebru has now set up a commercial venture, producing various items made out bamboo. CCTV's Girum Chala reports
Views: 43427 CGTN Africa
Chinese infrastructure: A beacon of hope for Kenya
 
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Kenya lies about 10,000 km away from China. Archaeological evidence shows that back in the 9th century, China was already being traded through the Silk Road to the eastern coast of Africa. Now, China is Kenya's biggest trading partner. The bilateral ties between the two are not limited to China any more. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 68643 CGTN Africa
Recycling tyres in South Africa; Innovative program transforms old tyres into housing materials
 
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South Africa has taken an innovative approach to removing the millions of discarded tyres lying around the nation. Two years ago the government introduced a waste tyre management system. As Sumitra Nydoo reports..under the program businesses pay waste management fees, which are then used to recycle the old tyres.
Views: 21337 CGTN Africa
Forbes flags young Tanzanian woman taking her soap brand global
 
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Hellen Dausen started out in her parents' backyard, mixing spices into body-care products. Now she's on the cusp of taking her brand worldwide. And Forbes Magazine has included her on its list of 30 under-30s to watch out for. CGTN's Daniel Kijo went to meet the young entrepreneur. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 5056 CGTN Africa
Passenger traffic set to surge after airport construction work is completed in Nigeria
 
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Nigeria is aiming to boost passenger traffic at its five international airports to 30 million by the end of this year. That is after completing the construction of five new terminal buildings being handled by Chinese construction firm, CCECC. In the case of the Lagos airport, which the country's biggest, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria says the new terminal will significantly ramp up passenger traffic and yield much desired revenue for the government. CCTV's Deji Badmus report
Views: 37204 CGTN Africa
Malian hero receives French residency permit after rescuing boy from balcony
 
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Malian Mamoudou Gassama, who shot to fame after his brave rescue of a four-year-old boy who was hanging off the balcony of a building in Paris, has received an official residency permit.. French President Emmanuel Macron has praised Gassama's exceptional act, and offered him citizenship. Macron thanked the 22-year-old in person at the Elysee Palace on Monday. And suggested the former migrant take up a post in the country's emergency rescue services. CGTN's Elena Casas has more from Paris. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 37641 CGTN Africa
Kenyan company looking to modernize micro-vendor market
 
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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.
Views: 13605 CGTN Africa
Deported Somalis Arrive in Somalia.
 
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Barely 24 hours ago, we brought you the story of 81 Somali nationals being deported back to Mogadishu by Kenyan authorities in the wake of a crackdown on illegal immigrants. Today, the Somali government says it is ready and willing to provide for the returnees and many more who may be on the way back. Mogadishu however insists this must be on condition that those returning are doing so voluntarily. Here's CCTV's Mohammed Hirmoge reports.
Views: 582996 CGTN Africa
Chinese Funded Railway Nears Completion in Nigeria
 
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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.
Views: 194254 CGTN Africa
Life in Nairobi
 
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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
Views: 214997 CGTN Africa
Nigerian start-up cooks and delivers African dishes
 
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If you live and work in Lagos city chances are that you rarely have time to settle down and cook. A majority of Lagos residents usually head to work as early as 4am and return as late as 10 pm, because of the city's notorious traffic jams. Finding time to go to market and return home to prepare a decent meal therefore, is difficult. But, that problem is a big opportunity for a small start-up in that city.
Views: 5239 CGTN Africa
Senegal to construct new city to ease congestion in Dakar
 
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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.
Views: 19930 CGTN Africa
5 West African countries involved in the construction of highway
 
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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.
Views: 19756 CGTN Africa
Somali chef in Minneapolis using food to bridge divisions
 
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America's growing Somali community has spent the last two decades trying to integrate into American society. Now, in the city of Minneapolis, home to the largest Somali population in the United States, one chef is using food to bridge the divide. He's trying to convince Americans that burgers made from camel meat are the next big food fad. But is he winning over the home of the hamburger? CGTN's Nick Harper reports from Minneapolis. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 15932 CGTN Africa
Students back in Somalia after Graduating from Chinese Universities
 
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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.
Views: 58844 CGTN Africa
Rastas Spur Trade In Ethiopia
 
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Ethiopia has been home for Rastafarians, who believe former Ethiopian Emperor Hailesilassie is a deity. But the Rastas from more than 50 different countries, are doing more than following their religious dreams in the Eastern Africa nation. They are now investing in small businesses, which are a boost to the Ethiopia's economy.
Views: 21945 CGTN Africa
South African entrepreneur bridges gap between farmers and consumers
 
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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.
Views: 13360 CGTN Africa
4,000 cows to be flown into Qatar to combat dairy shortage
 
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When three gulf states plus Egypt clamped sanctions down on Qatar in early June, the country's 2.3 million residents were cut off from a staple supply of dairy products. Previously imported from Saudi Arabia, the cut-off presented the challenge of keeping milk flowing in the country despite the sanctions. CGTN's Stephanie Freid in Qatar explains the country's rather unusual solution to the problem. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 169199 CGTN Africa
Ethiopia confident it will settle its debt with China on time
 
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Ethiopia says that despite recent challenges, its economy is in shape and performing well -- which will enable it to pay off its debt to China in a timely fashion. Beijing has helped Addis Ababa restructure its debt, and the African nation is looking forward to further cooperation in development financing and foreign direct investment. CGTN's Girum Chala has more. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 12671 CGTN Africa
Zambian Farmer turns to Conservation Agriculture
 
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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.
Views: 23236 CGTN Africa
M-Kopa solar provides affordable power to rural Kenya
 
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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
Views: 8323 CGTN Africa
Ethiopia opens Africa's largest industrial park
 
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Ethiopia has opened the Hawassa industrial park, arguably the largest on the continent. It is built on 300 hectares of land and is dedicated mainly to textile and garment producers. Currently, sixteen leading global apparel and textile companies from the US, China, India, Sri Lanka and Ethiopia are operating within the park. CGTN's Girum Chala visited the park Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 59478 CGTN Africa
Joy as Somalia controls her airspace again after 25 years
 
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Onto Somalia now -- and the country is celebrating a landmark achievement after it finally took control of its airspace after 25 years. The UN's International Civil aviation Authority took control of Somalia's airspace, after the country plunged into anarchy in 1991. A new flight control center has been created. As CGTN's Abdulaziz Billow reports from Mogadishu, this is a sign of major security improvements in the East African nation Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 42706 CGTN Africa
Portable power with Ethiopia's biogas bags
 
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In Ethiopia, a new innovation allows people to transport biogas in backpacks -- giving them a portable power source. The inventor is trying to encourage rural communities to use clean energy rather than firewood, thus conserving Ethiopia's forests. CCTV's Coletta Wanjohi reports.
Views: 4495 CGTN Africa
Somali refugee community thrives in Johannesburg, South Africa
 
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Somali entrepreneurs are sharing their skills with South Africa’s local business owners and employees. Julie Scheier reports
Views: 44444 CGTN Africa