NEWSHUNTER 22 November 2018 IMF faces China debt dilemma as low income nations seek help The IMF has warned for more than a year of rising debt levels in low income countries. Now, bailout talks with Pakistan and requests for help from Angola, Zambia and others are forcing the fund to confront a pressing question: how far is debt distress in the developing world...

FUTURE DIRECTIONS 21 November 2018 by LINDSAY HUGHES Background At a time when international attention is focussed on the Trump-Xi power plays, other developments in its immediate neighbourhood have equally captured New Delhi’s attention. In the Maldives, the opposition leader, Ibrahim Solih, won the general election, which was conducted on 23 September, and was sworn...

ABC NEWS 16 November 2018 by SEAN MANTESSO China is in the midst of a rapid push to gain economic and political ascendancy across the globe — and it...

REUTERS 14 November 2018 by PATRICIA ZENGERLE WASHINGTON, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Two prominent U.S. senators expressed alarm on Tuesday about the military and political consequences if China gains control of a port terminal in Djibouti, and said they were concerned it could further boost Beijing’s influence in East Africa. In a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

THE NATIONAL INTEREST 12 November 2018 by LYLE K GOLDSTEIN If China’s perception of Africa could be a bit too rosy, the American viewpoint is likely...

THE NIGERIAN VOICE 12 November 2018 by KEN CHENDO & OSELOKO H OBAZE China is out to conquer the world, and many countries have unwittingly fallen...

DAILY NATION 5 November 2018 by  ALLAN OLINGO The Addis Ababa- Djibouti freight train. The loan for the project which was meant to be paid over 10 years,...

EUREPORTER 31 October 2018 by COLIN STEVENS With China pouring ever more cash into European infrastructure, time is of the essence for the EU to finalize...

THE STRAIT TIMES 31 October 2018 by LIM YAN LIANG Singapore Press Holdings chief executive officer Ng Yat Chung delivering a speech at the Belt and Road...

EURASIA REVIEW 30 October 2018 by SUBRATA MAJUMDER China’s new Silk Road OBOR (One Road One Belt) project China’s Belt and Road Initiative is...