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China Not Planning To Recolonize Africa – Official

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China Not Planning To Recolonize Africa - Official

A top Chinese official says his country has no plans, and has never thought of recolonizing Africa.

Zhou Yuxiao, China’s ambassador for affairs of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in the foreign ministry said, contrary to such claims, china’s aim is to pursue a mutual partnership with the continent.

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China has come under scrutiny lately by some African scholars and leaders in the political and civic space who fear the country was investing heavily on the African continent with an undeclared ulterior motive.

Critics of China’s deep pockets fear poor African countries’ over-reliance and heavy indebtedness to China was unsustainable, and would soon come back to haunt them.

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China has poured billions of dollars in funding into Africa for infrastructure projects and in grants, but signs of loan repayment stress are now showing in some of the poor countries.

Analysts warn china was likely to hold the countries hostage to their own whims.

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At the conference on the belt and road initiative and industrialisation cooperation between China and Tanzania in Dar Es Salaam, a Chinese Zhou said his country has no political agenda on the continent.

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Prime Minister And Cabinet Members Resign In Burkina Faso

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Prime Minister And Cabinet Members Resign In Burkina Faso

The cabinet of Burkina Faso President, Roch Marc Kabore, has resigned according to a statement released on national television by the country’s president.

Prime Minister Paul Kaba Thieba, a former economist, had held the position since January 2016 when he was nominated by President Roch Marc Christian Kabore. Kabore accepted the resignations and said, a new government is to be form as soon as possible while no explanation was given for there resignation.

The government  is faced growing pressure over a rise in the number of kidnappings and attacks. The country lies in the heart of the vast Sahel region, which is struggling with a bloody Islamist insurgency.

Canadian Edith Blais, 34, and her Italian partner Luca Tacchetto, 30, have been missing since mid-December, and late Wednesday a Canadian geologist kidnapped by suspected jihadists was found dead at a remote gold mine in the northeast.

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Breaking: Court Grants Dino Melaye Bail On Health Ground

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Dino Melaye Granted Bail On Health Condition

Senator Dino Melaye has been granted bail by a High Court in Maitama, Abuja. Justice Yusuf Halilu granted bail to Melaye on health ground. Halilu was of the view that the Senator must be healthy to stand trial.

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The ruling was granted after an application by Melaye’s lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN). The senator is currently being held in a police health facility in Abuja.

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As terms for his bail, the defendant is expected to produce three sureties, one of whom must be the Clerk of the National Assembly.

The judge said the other two sureties must be owners of properties within the Abuja metropolis.

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Ghana: Undercover Reporter Cries Out Over Death Threats

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Ghana: Undercover Reporter Cries Out Over Death Threats

Ghanaian undercover reporter Anas Aremeyaw Anas has said, his team face death threats on a daily basis. He was speaking after his colleague Ahmed Hussein-Suale was shot dead while driving home, after a politician called for retribution against him.

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Reports say Ahmed Hussein-Suale was near his home in Madina Suburb on Wednesday when two men on a motorbike pulled up next to his car and shot him at close range.

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The journalist died instantly after being shot twice in the chest and in the neck.

He was an investigative journalist with tiger eye private investigations, run by Anas. Hussein had exposed Ghana’s soccer corruption that led to the head of the Ghana Football Association resignation.

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