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Sep 5, 2018

Kenyan police raid state-owned Chinese TV

Kenyan police on Wednesday raided the African headquarters of the China Global Television Network, briefly detaining several journalists as part of an ongoing crackdown against illegal immigrants, an employee said. Cellphone footage of the raid seen by AFP showed armed plainclothed police bundling Chinese staff ...

China's Xi says funds for Africa not for 'vanity projects'

/ Sep 3, 2018

China's Xi says funds for Africa not for 'vanity projects'

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday that Chinese funds are not for "vanity projects" in Africa but are to build infrastructure that can remove bottlenecks in the continent's development. Speaking at a business forum ahead of the start of a once-every-three-years China-Africa summit, Xi said: ...

Roadside bomb kills seven security personnel in Burkina Faso

Aug 29, 2018

Roadside bomb kills seven security personnel in Burkina Faso

Seven members of the security forces were killed early Tuesday after their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in eastern Burkina Faso, security sources said. The fatalities were gendarmes and troops who had been sent to the town of Pama as reinforcements after a police station ...

Kofi Annan: The U.N.'s 'rock star' secretary-general

| Aug 19, 2018

Kofi Annan: The U.N.'s 'rock star' secretary-general

Kofi Annan, who died Saturday at the age of 80, led the United Nations through the divisive years of the Iraq war and the trauma of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The first secretary-general from sub-Saharan Africa, Ghanaian-born Annan was credited for raising the U.N.'s ...