understanding global trends and Xi Jinping’s Speech at Boao Forum

By Ehizuelen Michael Mitchell Omoruyi Seldom has a speech by a foreign leader been awaited with such keenness globally. Speculation on the content of President Xi Jinping’s speech at the Boao Forum for Asia, similar to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, which has been held annually since 2002 in the island province of Hainan –sometimes More...

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By new On Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
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Theresa May ‘deeply regrets’ UK’s colonial anti-gay laws

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she deeply regrets the UK’s role in criminalising same-sex relations in its former colonies. The laws were passed under British rule and are still used in 37 of the More...

By new On Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
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Guinea’s pregnancy trickster jailed

Alhassan Sillah Image caption Victims were given a mixture of leaves, herbs and other medicines that made their stomachs bloat A woman in Guinea who sold herbs and potions to sterile women, telling them they would More...

By new On Thursday, April 5th, 2018
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Russian spy: UK to expel 23 Russian diplomats

Soldiers wearing protective clothing prepare to lift and recover a vehicle in Gillingham, Dorset The UK will expel 23 Russian diplomats after Moscow refused to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent was used on More...

By Peoples Daily On Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
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Xi Jinping warns any attempt to split China is ‘doomed to fail’

Chinese President Xi Jinping has delivered a fervently nationalistic closing speech to parliament, painting China as the rising global power. Mr Xi said “achieving total unity” was the “collective hope of More...

By Peoples Daily On Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
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Trump fires Tillerson as secretary of state after Africa tour

US President Donald Trump has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, naming CIA Director Mike Pompeo as his replacement immediately after his Africa tour. Thanking Mr Tillerson for his service, Mr Trump tweeted More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, March 12th, 2018
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China Int’l Import Expo ‘ll boost bilateral trade with Nigeria -Counselor

L-R: Economic and Commercial Counselor of Embassy of the People’s Republic of China to Nigeria, Mr. Zhao Linxiang and Second Secretary in the Economic and Commercial Counselor’s Office, Dr. Luke Liu during the More...

By Peoples Daily On Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
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Russian spy: Boris Johnson warns Kremlin over Salisbury incident

The UK would respond “robustly” to any evidence of Russian involvement in the collapse of former spy Sergei Skripal, Boris Johnson has said. Mr Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, are critically ill in More...

By Peoples Daily On Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
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France to set legal age of sexual consent as 15

France plans to fix the legal age of sexual consent as 15, meaning sex with someone younger than that would be considered rape. Equality Minister Marlène Schiappa welcomed the move, which follows advice from doctors More...

By Peoples Daily On Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
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As Africa/China Beijing Summit Draws Near

By Zhou Pingjian The Forum on China Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Beijing Summit is coming, fairly soon. As President Mahammadu Buhari recently said in his felicitation message to President Xi Jinping on the occasion More...