Columns

In Africa, Trump’s Fate Is Worse Than A Laughing Stock, By Azu Ishiekwene

Even in Nigeria where Trump had a sizable following among evangelicals who believed Barack Obama was the anti-Christ (mainly because of his stance on gay rights), the president’s mismanagement of COVID-19 has left his reputation in shreds. And Nigeria’s president, whose encounter with him in Washington Trump once described in…
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Guest Columns

Working Together Towards A Health Silk Road, By Zhou Pingjian

As President Xi points out, “We should step up efforts in deepening medical and health cooperation, and enhancing mutually beneficial cooperation in the alert on infectious diseases, disease control and prevention, medical assistance, traditional medicines and other areas, so as to jointly build a health Silk Road.” The COVID-19 outbreak…
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Guest Columns

COVID-19: Ensuring the Safety and Protection of International Students, By Zhou Pingjian

We are trying our best to provide services for international students. The Chinese government cares about the life and health of foreign students, just as we care about those of our own children. Leading local officials have either visited foreign students in person or spoken to them through video links.…
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Guest Columns

China’s Response To COVID-19 Responsible, Decisive, Effective, By Zhou Pingjian

Guided by the vision of a community with a shared future for mankind, China is fulfilling its responsibility for the life and health of its own people and for global public health. Containing the epidemic at the source is of essence. China’s effective response and sacrifice have averted the further…
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Opinion

NCP: It’s Time for Facts, Science and Solidarity, By Zhou Pingjian

Regrettably, we have noted some rumors and lies on the NCP epidemic. The virus is horrible. What’s more horrible is rumours and panic. As the WHO director-general, Dr. Tedros, has repeatedly called on people not to believe in rumours or spread them, “This is the time for facts, not fear.…
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Columns

Redefining Independence In Africa, By Dele Agekameh

Our independence will never be complete without economic independence, and the strategy for that can only be an African strategy, as Nkrumah noted many years ago. Right now, there are no indications that any African country is successfully resisting the economic influence of the neo-colonialists at our As is the…
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Columns

Last Woman Standing and the Return of Strong Men, By Azu Ishiekwene

In what appears to be the mother of all ironies, in the same week when Gurib-Fakim was packing out of the government house in Port Louis, the Chinese parliament, the National Peoples Congress, removed term-limit to the Chinese presidency. The exit of Ellen Sirleaf-Johnson from office in January at the…
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Opinion

What About the 2017 BRICS Summit?, By Rafiq Raji

It was its largest gathering yet, with non-BRICS countries like Guinea, Mexico, Egypt, Thailand, and Tajikistan in attendance as observers. Their presence was informed by a so-called “BRICS-plus” initiative proposed by China, which could see the current five-member group include more countries, although this was not formalised at the summit.…
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