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How US foreign policy under Donald Trump has affected Africa

Lesotho has been used as a microcosm in this article to reflect how the foreign policy has affected Africa

Australian journalists flee China fearing arrest

Their dramatic overnight exit came following days of secret wrangling that had seen both men holed up in Australia's diplomatic missions to escape the clutches of China's feared security police

‘Killing the chicken to scare the monkey’: what Jimmy Lai’s arrest means for Hong Kong’s independent media

Although self-censorship has long been a concern, Hong Kong has traditionally enjoyed a vibrant free press

25 Years after Beijing: Changing the script about women’s leadership

Women in Africa should not be viewed as having ‘special negotiating skills’. Instead, we should motivate for more women in leadership positions because of their equality as citizens

France won’t bar but may restrict Huawei in 5G network

There has been intense debate in Europe about whether or not to exclude Huawei from supplying equipment for 5G mobile networks

Southern African countries ‘struggling’ to protect human rights, says HRW

Rights group calls for South Africa to show stronger leadership

‘Braves’ on the frontlines of Hong Kong’s protests

A culture has built up around Hong Kong's "braves" who are hailed by supporters as heroes and reviled by their opponents as nihilists

Huawei denies US allegations of technology theft

Washington fears that Huawei will provide Beijing with a way to spy on communications from the countries that use its products and services

Money, muscle, media: how China has handled Hong Kong protests

Beijing has tried to contain the protests so far. Here are the tactics it has used

From silence to ‘terrorism’: Beijing’s evolving rhetoric on Hong Kong

As tensions between demonstrators and Hong Kong authorities intensify so has the messaging from the central Chinese government

Hong Kong’s summer of rage now a war of attrition

What began as a mass display of focused opposition to a planned extradition bill has evolved into something deeper, wider and far angrier.

Telegram hit by cyber-attack, CEO points to HK protests, China

Many protesters in the city have used Telegram to evade electronic surveillance and coordinate their demonstrations

Reporting from Tiananmen Square in 1989: ‘I saw a lot I will never forget’

June 4 marks 30 years since the Chinese government violently ended weeks of pro-democracy protests in the heart of Beijing

China welcomes US trade talks offer as new tariffs loom

The sides have been engaged in an escalating tit-for-tat trade fight for months

How much is China’s $60-billion really worth?

Xi Jinping opened his wallet again, but it’s hard to track where the money for Africa really goes

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