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Flight of the Eagle and pursuit of the Dragon In June 2011, during her visit to Zambia U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton pulled the alarm bell on a creeping “new colonialism” in Africa. While...

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Guangzhou is a city on the make—and always has been. For nearly two millennia, the seaside port city formerly called Canton has been one of China’s busiest trade centers, thanks to its strategic placement...

A knife-wielding man injured 22 children and one adult outside a primary school in central China as students were arriving for classes Friday, police said, the latest in a series of periodic rampage attacks...

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia plans to give a $ 1.3 billion contract to upgrade its telecommunications infrastructure to two Chinese giants ZTE and Huawei Technologies after they submitted bids two months...

XINING — After a month of fasting, hundreds of thousands of Muslims in northwest China’s Qinghai Province flocked to mosques to celebrate the end of Ramadan on Saturday. Ma Guoqing got up at...

HONG KONG — Chinese state media have hit out at US “trouble-making” on the South China Sea, two days after Beijing summoned a US diplomat on the issue. One commentary told the US to “shut...

Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith in New Delhi – (Photo/TopNews) CANBERRA — An arms race between the United States and China – reminiscent of the former Soviet Union Cold War...

Ye Shiwen waves after winning the gold medal and setting a new world record in the women’s 400m Individual Medley during the Swimming competition held at the Aquatics Center during the London 2012...

The U.S. Geographical Survey has now mapped some 70 percent of Afghanistan’s mineral wealth. KABUL — Afghanistan has become the first country in the world to have its surface minerals mapped...

BEIJING — Chinese President Hu Jintao held talks with his Djibouti counterpart Ismail Omar Guelleh Wednesday, pledging to has closer bilateral relations with the East African country. In his talks...

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia signed a $1.5 billion agreement with state-run China Communications Construction Co. to build a railway to carry potash from mines being developed in the nation’s northeast. The...

Chinese shoe maker Huajian has built a factory outside Adis Ababa, Ethiopia, employing some 550 local and Chinese workers (CNN). OPINION | JUNE 15, 2012 By Hinh T. Dinh WASHINGTON — With domestic...

Russian President Vladimir Putin is greeted by Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun upon his arrival in Beijing, capital of China, June 5, 2012. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei) BEIJING — Russian President...

HARGEISA — Plans to expand the Egal international airport have been officially launched after President Ahmed Silanyo laid the foundation stone on Sunday for the $5.61 million project. The airport...

HARGEISA — PetroTrans, a Chinese oil and gas producer could conclude preliminary negotiations with Somaliland for the extension of the key port of Berbera by the end of this year, but has scrapped...

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia has navigated its way through the current economic gloom, and plotted a course towards growth and stability much better than many more developed economies. The African nation...

HARGEISA — The President of Djibouti Ismail Omar Guelleh on Wednesday received two large Chinese delegations in the space of 48 hours as the country gears up for Chinese enterprises. Led by Mr. Chi...

ADDIS ABABA — The African Union is due to inaugurate its newly built headquarters in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. The entire $200m (£127m) project was funded by China as a gift to the AU,...

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia signed an agreement with a Chinese state-run firm to build the final section of a railway line that will link its capital Addis Ababa to the tiny Red Sea state of Djibouti,...

ADDIS ABABA — In the western fringe of Ethiopia on the banks of the Blue Nile river, the nation’s Prime Minister Meles Zenawi thundered that the country would overcome all obstacles to complete...