Tag Archives: Africa

How Russia moved into Central Africa

DAKAR (Reuters) – When Central African Republic (CAR) pleaded for help last year to fight marauding militias, former colonial ruler France offered guns it had seized off Somalia. But Russia objected and donated its own weapons instead. FILE PHOTO: A general view shows a part of the capital Bangui, Central African Republic, February 16, 2016. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola/File Photo By early ...

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South Africa: The groups playing on the fears of a ‘white genocide’

Image copyright AFP Image caption White South Africans have held protests at home and abroad Taking a swipe at UK Prime Minister Theresa May as she struggled to dance with schoolchildren during her visit to South Africa this week, controversial British columnist Katie Hopkins tweeted: “Whites are being slaughtered in South Africa & inexplicably Appeaser May chooses to crucify herself”. ...

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China says not putting pressure on Taiwan’s last Africa ally

BEIJING (Reuters) – China is not putting any pressure on self-ruled Taiwan’s last diplomatic ally in Africa, the Kingdom of eSwatini, to switch to Beijing, but believes it is just a matter of time before that happens, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: China’s President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands Swaziland’s King Mswati III (L) as Indonesia’s ...

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Despite debt woes, Africa still sees China as best bet for financing

JOHANNESBURG/BEIJING (Reuters) – A wave of African nations looking to restructure debt with China on the eve of a major Beijing summit provides a reality check for the continent, where most countries still view Chinese lending as the best bet to develop their economies. China’s President Xi Jinping (R) and Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio (L) arrive for a ...

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News Daily: May’s Africa mission and US-Mexico trade deal

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign-up here PM’s push for new trade ties Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May heads to South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya this week on a trade – and charm – offensive. She’s hoping to strengthen ties with growing African economies ahead of Brexit and will say she wants the UK to ...

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Theresa May to pledge Africa investment boost after Brexit

Image copyright PA Image caption Theresa May will fly into South Africa on Tuesday morning Theresa May is to announce plans to boost Britain’s investment in Africa after Brexit, during her first trip to the continent as prime minister. At a speech in Cape Town later, Mrs May will say she is “unashamed” about ensuring the money the UK spends ...

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