China’s show of strength over Taiwan being transmitted live in Beijing.
Welcome to an era of two parallel worlds in global business.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken setting out Washington’s new Africa strategy at the University of Pretoria.
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The strategy outlined by the US Secretary of State marks a fresh beginning in US-Africa relations.
DRC President Félix Tshisekedi (left) and Rwanda President Paul Kagame in Kigali in 2021.
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Rwanda believes DRC continues to provide refuge for those behind the 1994 genocide.
Chinese and Ivorian workers at the site of a container terminal at the port of Abidjan.
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China’s need for private security services in Africa has grown significantly as Beijing increases its investment in the continent.
President Joe Biden speaks as Secretary of State Antony Blinken looks on.
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America is seeking to reconnect with Africa through climate-smart solutions, health and digital technology.
US secretary of state Antony Blinken.
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The meetings between Blinken and his South African counterpart Naledi Pandor could help iron out misunderstandings about the intent of the US targeting Russian ‘malign’ activities in Africa.
Rwandan president Paul Kagame speaks during a governance event in the US.
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The US has become one of Rwanda’s staunchest defenders.
The right track? Foreign Minister Penny Wong meets with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang during the G20 foreign ministers’ meeting in Bali last month.
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Careful diplomacy rather than uncritical alliances will help steer a course through Australia’s foreign policy challenges.
Protesters demand the freedom of the Sahrawi population.
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Long considered a frozen conflict, the Western Sahara dispute roared back to life in late 2020, reviving old wounds and inflicting fresh ones.
Russia controls six modules aboard the International Space Station.
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The head of the Russian space agency announced that the country will withdraw from the International Space Station after 2024. A space policy expert explains what this means and why it’s happening now.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (L).
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Five essential reads on Russia’s relationship with Africa.
United States, Russia, Europe…historical tensions are resurfacing.
The United States still sees itself as the world’s one and only superpower… The reality is now quite different: for several years, the country has been undergoing a slow but inevitable decline.
International scientific collaboration has boomed since the end of the 20th century.
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Scientific research done through international collaboration has boomed in the past 30 years. But recently, powerful countries are using science as a tool of politics, threatening that work.
Walkout: Russian foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov.
This was the first time Russia, China and the west have come face to face since the invasion of Ukraine. It did not go well.
Anti-abortion demonstrators outside the U.S. Supreme Court on the day the court overturned the landmark Roe v Wade abortion laws.
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After the ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade, will more Americans travel for abortions? Inequalities created by this controversial decision will be revealed at border points.
A military officer salutes during a parade to commemorate the anniversary of the founding of Communist China in Beijing.
Hugh White warns of a potential war between the US and China, drawing lessons from the first and second world wars to explore how Australia might respond to such a conflict – and where to draw a line.
A family poses in front of their sod house in Custer County, Neb., in 1887.
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The ways Americans talk about firearms is full of contradictions, two communication scholars explain – and that powerfully shapes the country’s approach to gun policy.
Wikileaks has already announced it will appeal the decision, and the year-long drama could drag on for many years more.
Farmers drive sprinkler irrigation machines in a wheat field in East China’s Jiangsu province.
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If China progressively increases production and becomes a consistent net exporter of maize, South Africa would have to explore markets elsewhere.
DRC President Felix Tshisekedi and Belgian King Philippe toast at an official banquet in Kinshasa.
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For relations with the DRC to truly improve, the Belgian state must acknowledge its historical responsibility more strongly.