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Madagascar's president resigns from post to participate in new election

Madagascar's President Hery Rajaonarimampianina resigned Friday evening from post to participate in the upcoming presidential election due to be held on November 7 following an order by the High Constitutional Court, the president said in an official statement to the nation.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/8 10:29:43

Kenyan police apologizes for wrongly arresting Chinese staff

The Kenyan police on Thursday apologized for storming and briefly arresting Chinese journalists at the China Global Television Network (CGTN) in Nairobi.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/7 11:09:13

AU lauds ties with China, vows to strengthen partnership

The African Union (AU) has reiterated its commitment to deepen its partnership with China based on the outcomes of the recently concluded Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) held on Sept. 3-4.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/7 9:17:11

SA to recover from recession

South Africa will soon recover from recession, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday in his first reaction to news that undermines his effort to revive the economy and attract investment after a decade of stagnation.
Source: Reuters | 2018/9/6 22:53:42

Senior CPC official meets Madagascar's president

Senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official Zhao Leji on Wednesday met with Madagascar's President Hery Rajaonarimampianina after the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/5 14:53:49

UNHCR says 1.84 mln internally displaced in South Sudan

The UN refugee agency said on Tuesday that about 1.84 million South Sudanese are displaced within the country while nearly 2.5 million have fled and remained as refugees in neighboring countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/5 1:59:53

Quick response

Traffic and police officers wave emergency vehicles into the Rheinmetall Denel munitions facility in Macassar, about 45 kilometers from the center of Cape Town, after an explosion at the facility killed at least 8 people and injured more on Monday.
Source: VCG | 2018/9/4 23:08:43

South African president says China-Africa ties enter golden age, denies neo-colonialism claim

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday that China-Africa ties have entered a golden age and that the notion of "neo-colonialism" is groundless and caused by jealousy.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/4 22:40:29

Two trains collide in S. Africa, about 100 injured

Two passenger trains collided Tuesday morning in the Selby area, south of Johannesburg, leaving no fatalities but approximately 100 people injured.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/4 18:33:44

Golden Ghana: Chinese businessmen hail potential of rising economic star in Africa

The year 2018 is his 23rd doing business in Ghana. In 1995, when Tang Hong was assigned by his employer to develop clients in Africa, he visited Accra, capital of this nation of 28 million people on West Africa's Gulf of Guinea. Three years later, Tang launched his own business.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/4 18:18:40

AU Commission chair calls for more development synergy between China, Africa

Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat on Monday praised China's support for Africa and urged the two sides to further align their development endeavors.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/4 10:25:15

Rwandan president calls China's engagement in Africa "deeply transformational"

Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who is also rotating chair of the African Union (AU), said here Monday that China's engagement in Africa has been "deeply transformational both internally and with respect to Africa's global position."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/4 10:22:23

Quotes from South African president's speech at FOCAC summit

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/4 9:54:54

African leaders eye closer cooperation with China

African leaders said here Monday that their continent stands ready to further cement its partnership with China and promote win-win cooperation under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/4 8:12:00

South African president rejects claims of Chinese "colonialism"

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday dismissed allegations of China practicing colonialism in Africa, saying China instead has been a partner in boosting social and economic development on the continent.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/4 8:03:38

Hundreds escape from Tripoli prison

Some 400 prisoners escaped from a jail in Libya's capital on Sunday while fighting between rival armed groups raged nearby, a judiciary official said as the United Nations called for the warring parties to meet on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/9/3 22:08:41

Sierra Leonean president lauds China's help in times of need

In the eyes of Sierra Leonean President Julius Maada Bio, China has always been "a reliable friend and a brother" that has stood by the country at all times.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/3 19:03:40

Xi announces 60 billion USD of financing to Africa

China will extend a total of 60 billion U.S. dollars of financing to Africa, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/3 18:59:15