Voice of China: Beijing seeks African friends and influence

Feb 24, 2016

Voice of China: Beijing seeks African friends and influence

Senegalese reporter Amadou Sarra Ba is one of hundreds of African journalists to have enjoyed all-expenses-paid trips to China courtesy of the Communist Party, as Beijing seeks to win hearts and minds among the continent’s opinion-formers. His itinerary on what was officially called a ...

U.S. trains West Africans to respond to extremist threats

Feb 23, 2016

U.S. trains West Africans to respond to extremist threats

Deep in the desert a loud explosion blows the roof off a Chevy Suburban, scattering car parts amid flames and black smoke. Earlier, a Mercedes Benz was blown up, its doors flying open. The recent explosions mimicked attacks by Islamic extremists, and are part ...