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Burundi’s Poor Infrastructure Slowing Economic Growth

President Evariste Ndayishimiye of Burundi has expressed concern that the lack of infrastructure and poorly developed human capital are slowing down economic growth of his country.

He made these remarks in a speech at the 58th edition of the African Caucus on August 04.

Chinese medical team provides support to needy children in South Sudan

JUBA, July 25 (Xinhua) -- Members of the eighth batch of the Chinese medical team on Sunday donated essential support including medicines and food to needy children in South Sudan.

Hellen Murshal Boro, executive director of Confident Children out of Conflict (CCC) lauded the Chinese medical team for their support toward needy children being sheltered at CCC orphanage.

Rwanda Chili Spices Up Chinese Market

Rwandan chili farmers may be slated for big returns if they consistently supply the vast new Chinese market.

Rwandan envoy to China, James Kimonyo, on August 4, virtually joined leaders of the Department of Commerce of Hunan Province, Changsha Customs and GK International Enterprises to welcome the first shipment of dried chili exported from Rwanda to China.

Macron says G7 is not a club hostile to China

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday that the G7 group of nations is not a club that is hostile to China and should work with the Asian economy on multiple fronts, including climate change, world trade and development policies, despite sharing differences.

"China is an economic rival from whom we expect the full respect of (international trade) rules," Macron told a news conference at the end of G7 leaders' summit in Britain.

South Africa expels Malawi diplomats over sale of duty-free alcohol

Malawian diplomats in South Africa have been expelled from Pretoria after being found guilty of selling duty-free alcohol.

This comes after 12 diplomats at the Lesotho mission in Pretoria were ejected for a similar offence according to the Malawi Nation.

Former Rwandan minister outlines her mission towards food systems: UN

Agnes Kalibata, the former Rwandan Minister for Agriculture, has been tasked with leading the first-ever UN Food Systems Summit. In an interview with UN News, she outlined her vision for a transformed international system that is more resilient, fairer, and less harmful to the planet.

Fighting terrorism in Xinjiang

Between 1990 and 2016, thousands of terrorist attacks shook the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwestern China, killing large numbers of innocent people and hundreds of police officers. Horrific stabbings and bombings rocked the land once known as a commercial hub on China's ancient Silk Road.

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