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UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed faced accusations from an advocacy group on Thursday that she granted illegal permits to Chinese firms to import endangered Nigerian timber when she was Nigeria's environment minister.Read More
United Nations (United States) (AFP) UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed faced accusations from an advocacy group on Thursday that she granted illegal permits to Chinese firms to import endangered Nigerian timber when she was Nigeria’s environment minister. Documents provided by Mohammed were used by Chinese importers to clear more than $300 million worth of rosewood logs held up by Chinese border authorities for months, according to the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), a Washington-based environmental campaigning organization. The EIA said its investigation had found that Nigerian officials were paid over $1Read More
China has staged military exercises in Djibouti after opening its first overseas military base there last month, official media said.Read More
Beijing (AFP) China has staged military exercises in Djibouti after opening its first overseas military base there last month, official media said. State television CCTV showed armoured vehicles moving on a desert track, groups of soldiers firing automatic weapons and cannon pointing towards the horizon. Dozens of soldiers have been deployed in temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius (104 F) “to reinforce their hardiness in combat and their mastery of military techniques”, the report said. “This is the first time that officers and soldiers stationed in Djibouti have left their campRead More
Xiamen (China) (AFP) Leaders of the BRICS grouping of emerging economies said Monday they “strongly deplore” North Korea’s latest nuclear test and hydrogen-bomb claim, which has overshadowed the five-nation group’s annual summit. Their joint statement from the summit in the Chinese city of Xiamen added to world condemnation of North Korea, which announced Sunday it had detonated a powerful hydrogen bomb that it claims can fit on a long-range missile. “We strongly deplore the nuclear test conducted by the DPRK,” BRICS leaders said, using the initials of North Korea’s officialRead More
Xiamen (China) (AFP) The five BRICS nations hold their annual summit in China on Monday under the shadow of a Sino-Indian border spat and growing questions about the grouping’s relevance. BRICS — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — was formed to allow the biggest emerging economies representing more than 40 percent of humanity to form a united front in a world whose trade and finance rules were written by the West. But the bloc seems no closer to that goal as President Xi Jinping convenes its ninth summitRead More
Xiamen (China) (AFP) Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday acknowledged growing doubts over the relevance of the five-nation BRICS bloc of large emerging economies but called for the group to stick together even after China’s tense border row with fellow member India. Xi will host the ninth annual BRICS summit on Monday in the southeastern Chinese city of Xiamen under the shadow of the border row and a North Korean hydrogen bomb blast. In a speech on Sunday in Xiamen, Xi alluded to questions hanging over the bloc, whose disparateRead More
A former Guinean cabinet minister was sentenced to seven years in a US prison Friday and ordered to pay back $8.5 million for laundering bribes from a Chinese conglomerate in exchange for mining rights.Read More
Japan said Friday it will impose fresh sanctions on North Korea by freezing the assets of Chinese and Namibian firms doing business with the nuclear-armed state.Read More
Japan said Friday it will impose fresh sanctions on North Korea by freezing the assets of Chinese and Namibian firms doing business with the nuclear-armed state.Read More