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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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UN says bodies of at least 6 migrants found on Libyan coast

The U.N. migration agency says the bodies of at least six migrants were found on Libya’s Mediterranean coast.The U.N.’s...
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DRC inaugurates museum for African heritage looted in the colonial era.

The Democratic Republic of Congo is due to inaugurate its grand national museum on Saturday, that realistically opens door to addressing the passionate issue...

Attack in eastern Mali: 13 more bodies discovered, 43 killed in total

The Malian army on Thursday discovered bodies of 13 missing soldiers after Monday's attack in Tabankort, near the Niger border, bringing the death toll...

Presidential election could resolve Guinea-Bissau political impasse

After weeks of political turmoil including violent protests, an alleged coup attempt and the emergence of two competing prime ministers, Guinea-Bissau is holding a...

Ethiopian Airlines passenger arrested after bomb claim

An Ethiopian Airlines flight in Burundi was disrupted when a man locked himself in a bathroom on the plane and claimed to have a...