Horn of Africa Regional Ministers Call for Coordination to Deal with Food Insecurity

The East African bloc IGAD, aid groups, and development partners have called for greater coordination to fight growing hunger in the region. An estimated 51 million people across East Africa are in dire need of food, water and medicine. Ministers from the eight nations of IGAD — the Intergovernmental Authority on Development — met in […]


China Paving ‘Health Silk Road’ in Africa

The Beijing-funded African Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is due to open in the next few months. The controversial project is just one example of China’s increasing investment in health care on the African continent since the pandemic as it builds what analysts and Beijing call a “Health Silk Road.” The […]


Human Rights Groups, China Voice Strong, Opposing Reactions to UN Vote

Beijing highlighted the failure of a push by the United States and some Western countries to debate China’s human rights record in Xinjiang at next year’s U.N. Human Rights Council. Uyghur rights groups voiced strong disappointment.   In a statement Friday by China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a spokesperson accused the U.S. and the West […]