PLA Navy warships facilitated China’s third major evacuation from a war-ravaged MENA country this week when two vessels ferried more than a thousand Chinese and Pakistani nationals to safety. Chinese state media glorified the evacuations using music and language that echoed recent blockbuster movies about the government’s heroism in rescuing stranded Chinese nationals from fictional war-torn North African countries.
Plus, Eric, Geraud, and Cobus discuss Kenyan President William Ruto’s objection to Africa + 1 summits like FOCAC and how China has become a defining issue in the Senate confirmation battle for Stephanie Sullivan to become the next U.S. ambassador to the African Union.
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