Thursday, 30th November 2023


19 Nov
Chinese President Xi Jinping sought to charm elite US executives at a dinner in San Francisco Wednesday after meeting with his US counterpart Joe Biden. The business community stands to benefit from improved relations between the two superpowers. Also in this edition, we look at Thailand's proposal to build a "land bridge" that would connect the Indian and Pacific oceans.
15 Nov
As Chinese President Xi Jinping lands in San Francisco to attend the APEC summit and meet with his US counterpart Joe Biden, we take a look at the economic relationship between the two countries. In spite of tensions leading to trade restrictions and counter-measures, the two nations' trade was still worth over $750 billion in 2022.
27 Oct
Speculation is building that Chinese President Xi Jinping could accept an invitation from US President Joe Biden to meet next month in San Francisco. China's top diplomat is visiting Washington this week for talks.
21 Oct
Chinese leader Xi Jinping praised "close and effective strategic coordination" between Russia and China during Russian President Vladimir Putin's appearance at the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) forum.
17 Oct
China's Belt and Road Initiative stands as one of Xi Jinping's most iconic policies. However, sustaining the same fervor it once enjoyed seems to present more challenges now than ever before.
10 Oct
A US delegation met with Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss relations between the superpowers. Sanctions and spying as well as economic and geopolitical disputes have caused tensions for the two.
25 Aug
An aide to Chinese president Xi Jinping was stopped from entering the BRICS Summit venue in Johannesburg on Wednesday while following the leader onto a red carpet. Video shows Xi walking into the venue and security officials blocking the confused aide, closing the doors between him and his boss.
30 Apr
Ukraine's Prime Minister Shmyhal discussed Kyiv's formula for peace during talks at the Vatican. Meanwhile, Russia said it found the implementation of the grain deal "unsatisfactory."
29 Mar
At the annual parliamentary meet, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced he would focus on developing security. He also announced an economic growth target of 5%, the lowest in decades.
26 Mar
China and Russia announced a visit to Moscow by President Xi Jinping next week. Beijing, a longtime Moscow ally, seeks a peace mediator role over the war in Ukraine.
26 Mar
As Chinese leader Xi Jinping begins his three-day trip to Moscow on Monday, all eyes are on how China positions itself in the ongoing war and experts describe the trip as “extremely delicate” for the Chinese President.
18 Mar
Some of the largest ministries will see their current heads stay on, signaling a cautionary stance in the face of economic and political headwinds.


3 hours ago
The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service has deployed an upgraded electronic process for the collection of Hotel Occupancy and Restaurants Consumption Tax in the state. How efficient is the process in driving tax revenues? Theo Emuwa, a Partner at Aelex, joins CNBC Africa for this discussion.
4 hours ago
David Doyle brings you a round up of this week's business news from sub-Saharan Africa, including a setback for Zambia and currency woes in Nigeria.
4 hours ago
We focus on the situation in Sierra Leone, where 20 people were killed during Sunday’s attack on military barracks. President Julius Maada Bio said in an address on Sunday that most of the leaders of the attack had been arrested. Officials confirmed, however, that nearly 2,000 inmates escaped central prison during the events and only 23 have so far been brought back.
1 day ago
Dheepthika Laurent chats to American choreographer and dancer Trajal Harrell about his retrospective at Paris's Festival d'Automne. They also talk about vogueing, the focus of his seminal eight-year project "Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church" and his current field of interest: Japanese dance style Butoh.
1 day ago
Rights groups are calling on the Japanese government to improve conditions for women in Japanese prisons. Statistics show most women in Japan are incarcerated for non-violent offenses.
1 day ago
Since the Hamas terror attack on Israel on October 7, nearly 1,000 antisemitic incidents have been reported in Germany. Some of these acts include extreme violence and property destruction, a German association said.