Chinese President Xi Jinping chairs the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against Covid-19 in Beijing on June 17, 2020. Photo: Xinhua
China expands African reach of belt and road as two more nations sign on

Eritrea deal cements China’s foothold in Horn of Africa and Red Sea, while Guinea-Bissau access will boost its maritime interests along West African coast.

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World scrambles to contain Omicron coronavirus variant
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South Africa says flight bans ‘punishment’ for it finding new variant
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Netherlands says 61 positive from two SA flights: UAE ‘gives all’ a vaccine
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WHO names new Omicron variant, designates it ‘of concern’
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A still from a subtitled video shows Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in military uniform speaking from an unidentified location in Ethiopia. Photo: Prime Minister of Ethiopia via AP
Ethiopian PM vows to ‘bury the enemy’ in first message from the battlefront

Meanwhile, the UN’s World Food Programme warns that the year-long conflict against Tigrayan rebels has left more than 9 million people in need of food aid.

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New Africa Covid-19 variant causes concern; new travel restrictions begin
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Two Chinese nationals killed in DR Congo gold mine attack
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South Africa detects new coronavirus variant, prompting UK travel ban
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South Africa jails two Chinese nationals for abalone poaching
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Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace laureate PM says he’ll ‘lead army from battlefront’
23 Nov 2021 - 5:16AM
US promises fairer treatment for Africa as it seeks to counter China
22 Nov 2021 - 10:20PM
Five Chinese gold mine workers kidnapped in DR Congo after attack
21 Nov 2021 - 10:07PM
Sudan military reinstates ousted PM Hamdok after deal
21 Nov 2021 - 10:24PM
China-Africa forum: Covid-19 vaccine deals tipped to be on the table
21 Nov 2021 - 10:47PM
US investing in Africa ‘without imposing unsustainable debt’
21 Nov 2021 - 1:51AM
Two Chinese men jailed for procuring prostitutes in DR Congo
20 Nov 2021 - 9:43PM
US wants ‘race to the top’ on Africa infrastructure amid China competition
19 Nov 2021 - 5:01AM
‘Massacre’ in Sudan: 15 shot dead in crackdown on anti-coup protests
18 Nov 2021 - 7:00PM
Blinken warns of ‘democratic recession, bad actors’ as Africa tour begins
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