REUTERS 17 January 2019 by NITA BHALLA NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Ethiopia passed a law on Thursday giving almost 1 million refugees the right to work and live outside of camps, in a move praised for providing them with more dignity and reducing reliance on foreign aid. Home to Africa’s second largest refugee population after Uganda, Ethiopia hosts...

TRT WORLD 16 January 2019 by MEHARI TADDELE MARU The Horn of Africa appears to be geared towards a new order set off by global competition over strategic...

TASK & PURPOSE 10 January 2019 by JARED KELLER Photo Illustration: Brad Howard / Photo: DoD The Chinese military has sent a clear message for the...

EURASIA REVIEW 10 January 2019 by ANAND KUMAR The United States finds its position increasingly challenged by two emerging powers with global ambitions,...

ECNS.CN 10 January 2019 China will consider setting up new overseas support bases for its military if there are such needs, a senior People’s Liberation Army strategist said on Wednesday. Lieutenant General He Lei, former vice-president of the PLA Academy of Military Science, said at a Beijing news conference hosted by the State Council Information Office that whether...

BLOOMBERG 10 January 2019 by SHERIDAN PRASSO   Ads for China’s telecommunications and tech-infrastructure companies appear prominently in developing...

BLOOMBERG 10 January 2019 by PAULINE BAX, MICHAEL COHEN & PAUL RICHARDSON The start of 2019 has seen a flurry of political activity from Mali to Madagascar, with a shock opposition victory in Africa’s biggest country, protests against long-serving rulers, a short-lived coup and agitation stirred by economic mismanagement all suggesting this will be a year to watch...

BBC NEWS 9 January 2019 by KUMAR MALHOTRA Foreign military personnel inspect equipment at a Russian defence show Russia’s recent activities in...

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENCE STUDIES AND ANALYSES 9 January 2019 by ANAND KUMAR The United States finds its position increasingly challenged by two emerging...

EUROMONEY 7 January 2019 by ELLIOT WILSON It is the first great development project of the 21st century and maybe the greatest of all time. China’s...