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Two Robbers Promptly Arrested After Attempting to Break Into Chinese UN Peacekeeping Base in the DRC

Two suspected robbers were quickly arrested after they scaled the security fence surrounding a Chinese UN peacekeeping base in the South Kivu city of Bukavu in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. The incident took place last Thursday when the ...

WEEK IN REVIEW: Mounting Anxieties About the Security of Chinese Personnel in Nigeria

Officials from China's powerful Ministry of Public Security met last week with Chinese diplomats in Nigeria and expatriate business leaders to discuss how to better protect Chinese personnel and enterprises operating in the country. More than 120 people, including Ambassador Cui Jianchun, attended the special meeting. It's the ...

Al Jazeera: UAE Providing Ethiopia Use of Chinese Made Wing-Loong II Drones

Recent gains by Ethiopian government troops in pushing back Tigrayan opposition forces may have been helped by the use of sophisticated unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from Turkey, Iran, and China, according to satellite photos seen by Al Jazeera. The role of the ...

China’s Ambassador to Ethiopia Reaffirms Support For Addis, Keeps Up the Pressure on the U.S.

China's ambassador to Ethiopia, Zhou Zhiyuan (photo), convened a press conference on Friday to further bolster the support conveyed by Foreign Minister Wang Yi, during his surprise visit to Addis Ababa earlier in the week. Zhou reiterated Beijing's support for Prime ...

Wang Yi Gives Boost to Abiy With Official Visit to Ethiopia

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi made a bold diplomatic statement with a previously unannounced visit to Ethiopia. The trip was seemingly intended to send a strong message of support to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and, at the same time, rebuke mounting Western pressure against Addis Ababa.

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

The Big Chill

Over the last few years, we’ve seen increasing hand-wringing in Western capitals about how the money China is spending in the Global South translates into direct political influence. This week research was published that quantifies the issue.

A new report by Foreign Policy Research Institute tracked how increased Chinese spending (both loans and foreign direct investment) in African countries aligns with those countries’ voting in the United Nations General Assembly ...

Daily Life For Chinese Residents in Addis Ababa is Becoming Increasingly Difficult

With the security situation in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa becoming increasingly tenuous, supply chains for daily necessities are becoming strained making it difficult for everyone, including the city's Chinese diaspora community, to secure enough food, water and other daily necessities. The Guangzhou-based news channel Southern Metropolis ...

In a Rare Move, China Joins U.S. in UN Statement Calling For Ceasefire in Ethiopia

The 15-member United Nations Security Council achieved rare consensus on Friday when it issued a statement that called on the warring parties in Ethiopia to halt fighting and engage in ceasefire talks. Both China and Russia have ...

Q&A: How Illegal Chinese Logging Fuels the Islamic Insurgency in Mozambique

This Spring’s crackdown on illegal mining activities in Ghana, including by some Chinese nationals, and the recent high-profile incidents of illicit mining by Chinese companies in the eastern DR Congo have put a spotlight on the issue of unregulated Chinese resource extraction in other ...

Terrorists in Pakistan Again Target Chinese Nationals in What’s Become an Unprecedented Challenge For the Belt and Road

Residents of the Pakistani port city of Gwadar gathered this weekend to mourn the death of two children killed on Friday by a suicide bomber who once again targeted Chinese nationals. A group called the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) claimed responsibility for the attack, the third ...

Fearful of an Attack, Namibian Police Increase Protection of Chinese Nationals and Businesses

Chinese and Namibian authorities are sufficiently concerned about the possibility of a "terrorist attack" that regional Namibian police have been ordered to tighten security for Chinese nationals and businesses operating in the country. Namibia's police Inspector General Sebastian Ndeitunga said the move ...
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