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As China aims for 'world-class army', Asia starts to worry
As China aims for 'world-class army', Asia starts to worry
Chinese President Xi Jinping's pledge to build a "world-class army" by 2050 is making his neighbours nervous, but analysts say Beijing's military...
Socialism will not end poverty Mr Vavi
Socialism will not end poverty Mr Vavi
In the Mail & Guardian of September 27 2017, union leader Zwelinzima Vavi pleads for economic reform in the shape of a socialist...
'A sad day for donkeys in Zimbabwe': groups slam plans for meat factory
'A sad day for donkeys in Zimbabwe': groups slam plans for meat factory
Zimbabwe has announced plans to open its first donkey abattoir, sparking outrage from animal welfare groups.
China disrupts WhatsApp ahead of Communist Party meeting
China disrupts WhatsApp ahead of Communist Party meeting
Chinese authorities appear to have severely disrupted the WhatsApp messaging app in the latest step to tighten censorship as they prepare for a...
China's plastic demand is rising with the ban on  foreign rubbish
China's plastic demand is rising with the ban on foreign rubbish
The expected increase in plastic demand highlights the consequences of China’s pollution fight and its efforts to modernise its industry. As part...
North Korea threatens to respond harshly to UN sanctions
North Korea threatens to respond harshly to UN sanctions
North Korea says it will make the United States pay a heavy price if a proposal Washington is backing to impose the toughest sanctions ever on...
Children exploited in custom videos
Children exploited in custom videos
Chinese Taobao vendors selling customised online photo and video messages that feature African children have faced criticism because it is seen as...
Brics is not all it’s cracked up to be
Brics is not all it’s cracked up to be
When President Jacob Zuma launched the African regional centre of the New Development Bank (NDB) in Sandton on Thursday morning — nearly 18...
Falling BRICS endanger their citizens’ health, starting with Jacob Zuma
Falling BRICS endanger their citizens’ health, starting with Jacob Zuma
As he launches the African Regional Centre of the New Development Bank (NDB) in Sandton on Thursday, nearly 18 months behind schedule, President...
China on charm offensive at World Economic Forum
China on charm offensive at World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Chinese city of Dalian this week for the so-called Summer Davos comes at a time when China is assuming a...
China’s success in Africa depends on peace in South Sudan
China’s success in Africa depends on peace in South Sudan
In less than one week, Chinese president Xi Jinping will convene a summit of roughly 30 global leaders to discuss what is arguably China’s most...

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