Africa has metamorphosed into the ‘continent of hope’. Asian Tigers have growing appetites for Africa’s resources and markets, and the continent is creating more wealth and generating more sustained growth than at any point in its history. The world’s second-largest continent (30.2 million km² including adjacent islands) and second-most-populous continent covers over 20 percent of the earth’s total land area. Africa’s population is 1.1 billion.

“It always seems impossible until it’s done” – Nelson Mandela

  • The Japan Times – Egypt Report 2019

    One-hundred and fifty-five years ago, the second Japanese mission to Europe, the Ikeda Mission, visited Egypt on the way to France. This first contact between Egypt and Japan has developed into a partnership focused on commerce, academia and culture. “Egypt’s population of almost 100 million is at the crossroads of three continents,” explained Japanese Ambassador to Egypt H.E. Masaki Noke. “Strategically positioned between the Middle East, Europe and Africa, the country is an important partner for Japan...
  • South China Morning Post – South Africa Business Report 2015

    Since 1998 when South Africa established diplomatic ties with China − two years ahead of the launch of FOCAC in 2000 − the country has been well-served by its commercial ties with China.
  • South China Morning Post – South Africa Mining and Resources 2012

    The African continent’s reputation for being a risky investment proposition is changing. Despite linguistic, jurisdictional and cultural differences in each...