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The China Africa Project is a multimedia resource dedicated to exploring every aspect of China’s growing engagement with Africa. Through a combination of original content and curation of third-party material from across the Internet, the CAP’s objective is purely informational. None of the blog’s authors or producers have any vested interest in any Chinese or African position.
 
The Global Business School Network Podcast discusses the ever changing, and innovative landscape of Business, Management, and Entrepreneurial education. We draw on the expertise from our 100+ member schools from Senegal to Singapore, Colombia to China, the UAE, to the UK, and the USA, all driven to achieve our collective mission of improving management and entrepreneurial education for the developing world - see our full list of members here: https://gbsn.org/membership/members/ In our podca ...
 
A podcast taking you inside the United Nations and beyond the carefully written policy speeches to where the real work is being done: the unscripted debates on the most pressing issues of our time. Hosted by PassBlue reporters Kacie Candela and Stephanie Fillion. Available on iTunes, Spotify, and wherever you get your podcasts. PassBlue is an independent, women-led digital publication offering in-depth journalism on the US-UN relationship and its effects on women’s issues, human rights, peac ...
 
The Charter Cities Podcast explores how charter cities can help solve some of the largest challenges of the 21st century, from urbanization to global poverty to migration. Each episode Mark Lutter interviews experts in international development, new cities, finance, entrepreneurship, and governance, to develop a better understanding of the various aspects of charter cities If you want to learn more visit the Charter Cities Institute at https://www.chartercitiesinstitute.org/
 
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) enjoys vast deposits of precious minerals and metals. Diamonds are found in the south and center of the country and the land holds 80% of the world’s Coltan, needed in all our mobile phones. It should be one of the richest countries on Earth, but it is not. This Podcast explores why, from the very beginning. A new podcast will be released each Monday every two weeks, the website is https://www.thehistoryofthecongo.com Starting in prehistoric times, ...
 
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Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee kung fu movies have long been popular in Africa. Now, however, Chinese entertainment content is expanding beyond martial arts to include sports and even soap operas.Chinese television dramas are now starting to find audiences in Africa and the Middle East thanks in part to the growing popularity of the pay-TV service StarT…
 
As the capital prepares to host the Winter Olympics, Beijing has become the first Chinese city to inoculate more than 70 per cent of its population.Some 17.9 million adults in Beijing had received at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot by noon on Wednesday, including 15.6 million who had completed their regimen, Beijing Daily reported.In all, 80 per ce…
 
Public Health France (SpF) has said that less than half of health professionals working in nursing homes are vaccinated against Covid-19 after the health minister called on workers to come forward and get their shot. In data published on Thursday evening, SpF stated that only 41.9% of people working in nursing homes in France had been fully vaccina…
 
North Korea needs to be ready for both dialogue and confrontation with Washington, the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, said in his first direct statement on policy towards the “newly emerged” US administration. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un provided a “detailed analysis” of Joe Biden’s administration during a plenary meeting of the ruling Workers’…
 
A World Bank-led project declined to award a contract to lay sensitive undersea communications cables after Pacific island governments heeded US warnings that participation of a Chinese company posed a security threat, two sources told Reuters.The former Huawei Technologies Co. Marine Networks, now called HMN Technologies and majority owned by Shan…
 
Taiwan has stepped up its efforts to secure Covid-19 vaccines by allowing Foxconn billionaire Terry Gou and the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company to negotiate on behalf of the government with BioNTech.Taiwan’s cabinet spokesman Lo Ping-cheng said Gou was seeking a meeting with President Tsai Ing-wen to discuss plans to buy five million dos…
 
This month at their annual summit in Britain, the Group of 7 industrialised nations, or G7, has agreed to an infrastructure development plan for developing countries. The Build Back Better World – or B3W – is seen as an alternative to the multi-trillion dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) launched by China about a decade ago. The BRI has been a r…
 
Nepalese officials have said that 11 people have died after flooding and landslides, triggered by heavy rain, swept across the country. Chinese and Indian workers are among the dead and 25 remaining missing. Speaking to Reuters on Friday, district official Baburam Khanal said the bodies of three workers had been found near the town of Melamchi in S…
 
Hong Kong pro-establishment lawmakers want tougher safeguards to ensure local athletes at the Olympic Games in Tokyo next month will not air political messages on the international stage.They raised their concerns earlier this week at a Legislative Council meeting scrutinising the requirements that local television stations must adhere to, after th…
 
Singapore on Friday announced that it would take a calibrated approach in its reopening as it battles a slight uptick in domestic cases of Covid-19.The city state eased some social distancing measures on Monday, allowing social gatherings of five people, up from a previous limit of two, and museums, libraries and tourist attractions have started op…
 
South Korea will use Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine as the second dose for 760,000 people who have already been administered the AstraZeneca shot, joining a growing list of countries that have mixed the two jabs. Seoul made the decision due to a delayed shipment of 835,000 AstraZeneca doses that was expected by the end of the month. Officials had hoped …
 
After months cooped up in coronavirus-hit Manila, Tanya Mariano fled the Philippine capital to work from the beach, joining a growing number of digital nomads helping a devastated tourism industry stay afloat.A ban on foreign holidaymakers entering the archipelago nation and domestic travel curbs since the pandemic began last year have forced many …
 
Seven Chinese air force warplanes flew into Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on Thursday – just two days after the PLA sent a record 28 planes to the island’s ADIZ.Observers said the latest fly-by – which involved two newer-model J-16 fighter jets, four old model J-7 fighters and one Y-8 electric warfare aircraft – was aimed at testing inte…
 
A top executive at Twitter’s Indian branch has received a police notice asking him to appear for questioning in Ghaziabad, after local authorities said the platform stoked communal hatred by refusing to remove a violent video. Manish Maheshwari, Twitter India’s managing director, was given one week to provide an in-person statement at a police stat…
 
Hong Kong police arrested the editor-in-chief, publisher and three other senior executives of Apple Daily in a Thursday morning raid on suspicion of breaching Article 29 of the national security law which bans collusion with foreign forces.Officers also searched the newsroom – the second large-scale raid on the tabloid in about 10 months – while as…
 
This week's launch of the new Lagos to Ibadan Standard Gauge Railway may be the last time for a long while that a big multibillion dollars infrastructure project like this is built in Africa using Chinese loans. Chinese development finance lending in Africa and elsewhere throughout the Global South has cratered in recent years and it appears that B…
 
An extremist group like al-Qaeda may be able to regenerate in Afghanistan and pose a threat to the US homeland within two years of the American military’s withdrawal from the country, the Pentagon’s top leaders warned.It was the most specific public forecast of the prospects for a renewed international terrorist threat from Afghanistan since US Pre…
 
China should build a national surveillance system to monitor coronavirus variants, one of the country’s top virologists has said as he warned the world to prepare to live with Covid-19 in the long term.There should also be a globally recognised standard to identify major mutant strains so pharmaceutical companies can develop medicines and vaccines …
 
People who are seeking a little adventure in one of China’s hottest tourist destinations may soon have to foot the bill if they get into an emergency.The local government of Huangshan, which is the jumping-off point for people visiting the Yellow Mountains in eastern China’s Anhui province, issued a controversial directive that said people who ente…
 
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said his country needs to prepare for “both dialogue and confrontation” with the United States under President Joe Biden, state media reported on Friday.At a plenary meeting of the central committee of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea on Thursday, Kim outlined his strategy for relations with Washington, and the…
 
Hostilities between Israel and Hamas-controlled Gaza have resumed with a vengeance, with Tel Aviv firing a flurry of missiles into the enclave in response to “arson balloons” as tensions flare up under the new Israeli government. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said they targeted a “military compound and a rocket launch site” allegedly operated by …
 
The arrests of the editor-in-chief, publisher and three other executives of Apple Daily have dealt a severe blow to Hong Kong’s freewheeling media scene and could encourage self-censorship among reporters for fear of flouting the national security law, journalists and legal scholars have warned.But some legal experts called for calm, insisting the …
 
This is the fourth in a series about China’s plans to reopen its borders amid the Covid-19 pandemic. In this instalment, Zhuang Pinghui looks into the status of China’s approvals of foreign vaccines.Of the 845,000 foreigners living in mainland China, fewer than 25 per cent – or 200,000 – had been vaccinated against Covid-19 as of early June.China i…
 
The Supreme Court, though increasingly conservative in make-up, rejected the latest major Republican-led effort to kill the national health care law known as “Obamacare” on Thursday, preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans.The justices, by a 7-2 vote, left the entire Affordable Care Act intact in ruling that Texas, other GOP-led sta…
 
A plan by the Group of Seven (G7) nations to counter Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative has been welcomed by countries in China’s immediate orbit of influence, but will need to overcome doubts about Western commitment to emerging market projects.The Build Back Better World initiative, or (B3W), was promoted at last week’s G7 summit in Britain but r…
 
The US government on Thursday denounced Hong Kong’s arrest of the editor-in-chief, publisher and three other executives of local newspaper Apple Daily on charges of conspiracy to collude with foreign forces and external elements. State Department spokesman Ned Price called the Hong Kong government’s claim that the publication used “news coverage as…
 
The UN General Assembly will on Friday vote on a non-binding resolution condemning the military junta in Myanmar and calling on member states to curb the “flow of arms” into the country, diplomats said.The vote will come on the same day that the Security Council holds informal talks on the situation in the former Burma, where the military ousted ci…
 
China said it “regrets” Japan’s decision to complain to the World Trade Organization (WTO) over anti-dumping duties that it has been placing on stainless steel products since July 2019.Japan’s government confirmed last week that it had complained to the Geneva-based body, with the request for consolation officially circulated to WTO members on Tues…
 
The United States will use its global clout and alliances to strengthen Taiwan’s defence, international presence and economy, including its vital semiconductor industry, against China, US administration officials told Congress on Thursday.Washington will also make clear that Taipei must avoid any provocative action that would compel Beijing to resp…
 
An American journalist detained in Myanmar since May appeared on Thursday in a special court, his employers said, where he faces charges under a law that criminalises encouraging dissent against the military.Danny Fenster, managing editor of the Frontier Myanmar news outlet, appeared in court “to face a charge under section 505-A of the Penal Code”…
 
The US-Russian summit took up cyber conflict, cyber privateering, and cyber deterrence, ending with the prospect of further discussions. Ferocious Kitten’s domestic surveillance. Ransomware gangs are using a lot of initial access brokers. The Molerats are back. Troubleshooting a wave of intermittent Internet interruptions. NSA offers advice on secu…
 
Highly contagious coronavirus variants are fuelling a surge in infections in Africa, the World Health Organization warned on Thursday, while in Europe more governments eased their pandemic restrictions.France savoured a fresh sense of freedom as people were allowed to remove face masks while outside for the first time since last autumn, and Disneyl…
 
Another group abduction occurred in Nigeria on Thursday, with militants killing a police officer and kidnapping five teachers and an unknown number of students in an attack on a school in the northwest of the country. A gunfight erupted between the attackers and police outside a federal government college in the remote town of Birnin Yauri in the s…
 
The White House has signalled that direct talks between US President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping may be on the way, a potential first meeting between the two heads of state as Washington’s relationship with Beijing continues to spiral downward.“The notion that President Biden will engage in the coming month with President Xi in some way…
 
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has said it will not bring in a minimum efficacy threshold for Covid-19 vaccines. The comment comes after clinical trials showed Germany’s CureVac jab to be only 47% effective against the virus. CureVac announced data on the efficacy of its jab on Wednesday after it was tested in second- and third-phase trials in…
 
An Israeli policeman has been charged with manslaughter over the killing of an autistic Palestinian man in Jerusalem over a year ago, the country’s Justice Ministry has said. He faces up to 12 years in jail if found guilty. The charges were announced by the Justice Ministry in a statement on Thursday. The officer who allegedly chased, shot and kill…
 
Top cabinet officials in the caretaker government of Jeanine Anez plotted a second coup to stay in power in Bolivia, according to leaked documents. The plan allegedly involved hundreds of US mercenaries flown in from Florida. Anez took power in Bolivia in November 2019, after mass protests backed by the country’s military and police forced Evo Mora…
 
French prosecutors have called on a Paris judge to sentence former President Nicolas Sarkozy to six months in prison in his trial over campaign finance violations, less than the year behind bars he had potentially faced. The request was made by prosecutors to the judge overseeing the case on Thursday during the ongoing trial over claims that Sarkoz…
 
One of China’s most outspoken diplomats said the country’s Wolf Warrior diplomacy was a “justified defence” against Western criticism and that the world had to get used to China’s new diplomatic style.Lu Shaye, the Chinese envoy to France, said in the past China had kept a low profile but its strength and rising status over the years and increasing…
 
Health officials in Africa have warned that the Covid-19 virus is gaining strength on the continent, with cases rising by more than 20% week-on-week in nearly two dozen countries as the vaccination rate remains woefully low. Speaking on Thursday, Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organization (WHO) regional director for Africa, warned that cases numbe…
 
The leader of Sweden’s Christian Democrats has said his party will vote in favor of ousting center-left Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in a no-confidence vote, after the Left Party withdrew its support for the government. On Thursday, the leader of the Christian Democrats, Ebba Busch, vowed to vote against center-left Prime Minister Stefan Lofven’s g…
 
The unsatisfactory trial results of the German-made Covid-19 vaccine will have no effect on the pace of the national immunization campaign, the country’s government has said. “The announcement does not have an impact on the speed of our vaccination rollout,” a German Health Ministry spokesperson said, as cited by Reuters. The spokesperson declined …
 
Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report on Thursday criticizing Canada’s indefinite immigration system for holding detainees in “abusive conditions” that cause psychological damage. The report, titled ‘‘I Didn’t Feel Like a Human in There’: Immigration Detention in Canada and Its Impact on Mental Health", was released a…
 
The French minister of health has vowed to reopen nightclubs in July but insisted there would be specific requirements as the country recovers from a severe third wave of Covid-19. Speaking on Thursday to France’s BFMTV, Health Minister Olivier Veran said they would allow nightclubs to reopen for the first time since the first Covid-19 lockdown was…
 
Japan is set to lift the state of emergency in Tokyo and other areas one month ahead of the Olympics, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has said. Certain “quasi-emergency” measures, however, will be maintained for two more weeks. The PM confirmed on Thursday that the state of emergency in nine prefectures including Tokyo is set to expire on June 20, ju…
 
The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has announced that two million doses of Covid-19 vaccines will arrive in Iran on Thursday, in the fourth and largest shipment of lifesaving jabs. The spokesman for the IRCS, Mohammad-Hassan Ghossian, announced on Thursday that two million Covid-19 shots would arrive in Iran that same day, but did not elaborat…
 
The Australian Department of Health announced on Thursday that it will be limiting the AstraZeneca vaccine to over-60s, days after reports of the second death of someone who received the jab “likely linked” to blood clots. In a statement released on the health ministry’s website, the Australian government said it had revised its previous guidance o…
 
The South Korean government has granted $900,000 to a UN-led humanitarian aid initiative for Myanmar, which has suffered hugely following February’s coup. Editor's note: The article has been corrected to show that it’s South Korea, not North Korea, that has made a donation to Myanmar. A spokesman for the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanita…
 
Several of Australia’s largest banks have reported issues with their online banking apps, sparking chatter on social media about what could have caused the large-scale service outage. Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, and ANZ are working to restore online banking services that have reportedly stopped functioning across the country. “We’re aware some of y…
 
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