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China accuses West of ‘cold war’ against Zimbabwe

China’s foreign minister has accused Western powers of waging a "Cold War" against Zimbabwe, as he condemned the sanctions imposed on the economically embattled southern African state reports BBC.Wang Yi held talks with President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Zimbabwe's capital,...

BRICS nations to consider adding countries to development bank

Leaders of the BRICS group of leading emerging economy nations meeting this week will discuss opening their development bank to other countries to increase its capital to fund infrastructure and other projects, diplomats and the bank’s head said. The New...

Zambia police quiz Hichilema over ‘anti-China comments’

Police in Zambia have questioned main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema for allegedly fueling attacks against Chinese nationals in the country's second city of Kitwe, the AFP news agency reports.Police chief of the...

Sierra Leone drops plans for China-funded airport

The Sierra Leonean government says it has cancelled a $400m contract with China to build a new airport. The aviation minister, Kabineh Kallon, told the BBC the facility wasn't necessary and the current...

Corrupt government? You voted for them – China pushes back at Africa summit

As President Xi Jinping gathered together leaders from almost all African countries for a summit in Beijing in recent days, some former Chinese officials and state media were busy mounting an unusually strong defense of China’s role...

Chinese leader says no strings attached to funds for Africa

Chinese funds are not for “vanity projects” in Africa but are to build infrastructure that can remove development bottlenecks, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Monday, telling Chinese firms they also had to respect local people...

China furious with Botswana over Dalai Lama planned visit

China stepped up its warning to Botswana on Wednesday over a planned visit by exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama next month, demanding the African nation respect China's core interests. The Dalai Lama, reviled by Beijing as a dangerous...

Guinea insist it will not accept big changes to Chinalco iron ore deal

Guinea will not accept any major changes to the terms of the Simandou iron ore project that Chinalco bought from Rio Tinto, including building a 650-km railway rather than taking a shorter route via its neighbors, the mines minister...
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South African man shoots his wife, son and mother then himself

The Secunda community in South Africa is reeling in shock after a man Carel Naude, shot his wife, their disabled child, his own mother...

Museum in Benin rep. celebrates return of stolen artifacts from France

More than two years after France promised to return colonial-era treasures to their African homes, Benin — ostensibly the first recipient of the groundbreaking...

Suspense in Guinea-Bissau as Supreme Court calls for clarification of presidential vote result

The outcome of Guinea-Bissau’s presidential election was thrown into doubt on Friday after the Supreme Court called for a clarification of the tally hours...

Eastern Libya halts more than half the country’s oil output

Eastern Libya ports controlled by commander Khalifa Haftar, who is trying to seize the capital Tripoli, are shutting down oil exports, slashing national crude...