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How do Africans View Zambia’s Debt Restructuring Deal? Two Researchers Weigh In

This article features back-to-back responses by two African researchers on Zambia's debt restructuring deal. Response 1: By Amodani Gariba Zambia is not in the hot water alone. Several African countries are currently at risk of ...

How do Africans View U.S.-China Tensions over Taiwan? Two Researchers Weigh In

This article features back-to-back responses by two African researchers on United States-China tensions over Taiwan. Response 1: By Christopher Edyegu In retrospect, the visit of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan seems like one ...

Both Xi and Putin to Attend Upcoming G20 Summit Says Host Indonesia

Speculation over President Xi Jinping's re-emergence on the international stage gained new energy late Friday with word that the Chinese leader would attend the November G20 leaders summit in Indonesia. Andi Widjajanto, former cabinet secretary and unofficial adviser to President Joko ...

Indian Media Goes Bonkers Over Reports of Possible Xi-Modi Summit

The Wall Street Journal sparked a flurry of speculation in the Indian media over the weekend with a report on Friday that said Chinese President Xi Jinping is thinking about going to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit next month in Uzbekistan.

China Cancels Nearly Two Dozen Interest-Free Loans to 17 African Countries

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi unveiled a minor debt relief package for 17 African countries, writing off 23 interest-free loans that came due at the end of the last year. Wang made the announcement on Thursday at a meeting ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Philippine President Ramps Up Rhetoric as Local Attitudes Harden

The President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., told soldiers to be ready for any conflict amid a potential overlap of his country’s tensions with China in the South China Sea and growing tensions between China and Taiwan.
Speaking to troops at a base in the northern Isabela province on Monday, Marcos said: “The external threat now has become more pronounced, has become more worrisome, and that is why we have to ...

Chinese Contractors to Finish Building New Africa CDC HQ Ahead of Schedule

Chinese contractors are now three-quarters of the way done with the new headquarters of the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa with construction running ahead of schedule. The new 90,000 square meter facility is ...