Chinese President Xi Jinping walks with Tonga's King Tupou VI (not seen) during a welcome ceremony in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 1, 2018. King Tupou VI is on a state visit to China. / AFP PHOTO / GREG BAKER (Photo credit should read GREG …

African Commentators Sour on China

China’s Communist Party has spent years promoting the value its “One Belt, One Road” infrastructure project could have for Africa. As the Trump administration ramps up its campaign to turn Africa away from China, some columnists throughout the continent appear to be listening.

Ethiopia's Spice Girls

Britain Ends Millions In ‘Aid’ Funding For Ethiopia Girl Band

Britain says it has ended millions of dollars in funding for an Ethiopian girl band, amid growing criticism at home of overseas aid. Yegna, sometimes called “Ethiopia’s Spice Girls,” addresses women’s issues in the East African country.

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World View: Ethiopia Declares Extraordinary Six-Month State of Emergency

Contents: Ethiopia declares extraordinary six-month state of emergency; Oromo protests grow after hundreds killed during Irreecha (thanksgiving) festival; Ethiopia’s ‘kebele’ system imposes heavy government repression and control; Manufacture of Ivanka Trump’s shoes will move from China to Ethiopia

An Ethiopian Israeli protestor wears a kippah, the traditional Jewish skullcap for men, during a demonstration in a street of the Israeli city of Kiryat Gat on May 4, 2015. Israel pledged to crack down on racism and discrimination against Ethiopian Jews as officials sought to ease tensions after a …

‘The Jewish Community in Ethiopia is in Mortal Danger’

Israeli activists campaigning to bring the Falash Mura (Ethiopians who claim Jewish lineage) from Ethiopia to Israel have been receiving recently reports about the severe distress facing those who remain in transit camps in Gondar following escalating conflicts in the region.