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Joyous Africans Take to the Rails, With China’s Help

A new railway line from Djibouti to Ethiopia has showcased China’s effort to extend its influence, with aid and expertise, throughout Africa.

Joyous Africans Take to the Rails, With China’s Help

A new railway line from Djibouti to Ethiopia has showcased China’s effort to extend its influence, with aid and expertise, throughout Africa.
U.S. Wary of Its New Neighbor in Djibouti: A Chinese Naval Base

U.S. Wary of Its New Neighbor in Djibouti: A Chinese Naval Base

The United States established Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Using Special Forces Against Terrorism, Trump Seeks to Avoid Big Ground Wars

Using Special Forces Against Terrorism, Trump Seeks to Avoid Big Ground Wars

Chadian soldiers carrying out a training operation led by a United States Special Forces trainer, right, in N’Djamena last week as part of an annual exercise.
Pentagon Warns Ships as Pirates Again Prowl Waters Off Somalia

Pentagon Warns Ships as Pirates Again Prowl Waters Off Somalia

The coastline in Eyl, in the semiautonomous Puntland region of Somalia. Defense Department officials warned that Somali pirates are returning to waters off East Africa after five years of calm. Some

China begins sending troops to its first overseas military base ever

As it continues efforts to exert influence abroad, China has begun sending troops to its first overseas military base, in the tiny East African country of Djibouti — a move that could see it outflank
Saudi Arabia told by UK minister to stop blocking Yemen aid

Saudi Arabia told by UK minister to stop blocking Yemen aid

The international development secretary, Penny Mordaunt, commits aid to help tackle ‘the world’s worst humanitarian crisis’Saudi Arabia has “no excuse” for blocking aid to Yemen, the international
‘Your Visa Is Approved,’ They Were Told. And Then It Wasn’t.

‘Your Visa Is Approved,’ They Were Told. And Then It Wasn’t.

In December, Yemeni-Americans protested in downtown Manhattan, saying that the Trump administration’s travel ban was barring them unfairly.
Exploited and Extorted, 30 Africans Drown While Trying to Return Home From Yemen

Exploited and Extorted, 30 Africans Drown While Trying to Return Home From Yemen

African migrants waited to board a boat in the southern port city of Aden, Yemen, before being deported to Somalia in 2016.
Exploited and Extorted, 30 Africans Drown While Trying to Return Home From Yemen

Exploited and Extorted, 30 Africans Drown While Trying to Return Home From Yemen

African migrants waited to board a boat in the southern port city of Aden, Yemen, before being deported to Somalia in 2016.

Big Data, Big Problems: How Strava’s Heat Map Uncovers Military Bases

Strava's online exercise-tracking map unwittingly reveals remote military outposts — and even the identities of soldiers based there. The situation shows how data collection can lead to unintended

How Strava’s Heat Map Uncovers Military Bases

Strava's online exercise-tracking map unwittingly reveals remote military outposts — and even the identities of soldiers based there. The situation shows how data collection can lead to unintended
China is pushing Africa into debt, says America’s top diplomat

China is pushing Africa into debt, says America’s top diplomat

US secretary of State Rex Tillerson has criticized China’s model of economic development in Africa, saying it encouraged dependency and denied governments long-term democratic growth.…
China’s growing African footprint could lock the US out from its lone Africa base

China’s growing African footprint could lock the US out from its lone Africa base

On the days before and after US secretary of State Rex Tillerson embarked on his first official trip to Africa, one issue has risen as…
Heavy rains in Kenya reveal a crack that shows Africa will split into two continents

Heavy rains in Kenya reveal a crack that shows Africa will split into two continents

Heavy rains caused havoc in Kenya in March, collapsing hospital walls, flooding entire neighborhoods, and closing off major highways. The downpour also exposed a fault…
Xi’s Long March on American Democracy

Xi’s Long March on American Democracy

The United States can’t sit back and watch as China quietly colonizes the West.

All Modi has to show for on the world stage are minor victories and major mistakes

Narendra Modi is on tour again. He was in Scandinavia and England last week, and is now headed to China. Virtually every media outlet in…
Lasers and Missiles Heighten U.S.-China Military Tensions

Lasers and Missiles Heighten U.S.-China Military Tensions

The opening ceremony last August for China’s new military base in Djibouti, in East Africa.
US military aircraft have been hit many times by lasers, possibly by China

US military aircraft have been hit many times by lasers, possibly by China

New NOTAM cites "multiple lazing events involving a high-power laser" in Djibouti.
The Pentagon just accused China of pointing lasers at U.S. aircrafts

The Pentagon just accused China of pointing lasers at U.S. aircrafts

Officials said Chinese nationals shined high-powered lasers at American aircrafts as many as three times in recent weeks