Monthly Archives: August 2018

For African Countries, China Forum Provides Shot at Better Deals

When African leaders meet next week in Beijing for the 2018 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, they’ll strike million- and billion-dollar deals for infrastructure, business and development projects.
To date, China has made more than $142 …

China to Use Africa Forum to Defend Belt and Road Initiative

Beijing’s hosting of a massive forum for African leaders and business representatives next week will give Chinese President Xi Jinping a big opportunity to champion his Belt and Road Initiative, even as it faces pushback …

ETHIOPIA, DJIBOUTI DISCUSS X-BORDER SECURITY THREATS

ADDIS ABABA– Officials from Ethiopia and Djibouti officials are meeting here this week to map out and analyze cross-border security threats and criminal networks operating between the Dewele and Tog Wajaale corridor along their common …

Norman Grows Into Category 4 Hurricane in Pacific

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Norman has grown into a Category 4 storm in the eastern Pacific Ocean and could become even stronger, though it poses no threat to land.
Forecasters say Norman …

Morocco Shaken by Harrowing Account of Tortured Teen

A lawyer for a 17-year-old Moroccan girl who told police she was gang-raped, forcibly tattooed and held against her will for two months says authorities have arrested 14 suspects in a case that’s sparking fresh …