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Xi Jinping walks around the Monument to the People's Heroes in Tian'anmen Square in Beijing | Photo: Zhai Jianlan | Xinhua/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The era of Chinese optimism in Africa may be finally getting over

Given the importance of Africa in China’s foreign policy, Beijing is likely to course correct.
Tata Power Renewable commissions 150 MW solar PV project in Rajasthan

Solar energy alliance co-founded by India to mobilise $1 trillion, put special focus on Africa

ISA, co-founded by PM Modi and former French president Francois Hollande in 2015, has announced a partnership with US-based charity Bloomberg Philanthropies this week.
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Breakthrough malaria vaccine has been 30 years in the making. Here’s what we need to know

Malaria is a huge global health challenge, around 409,000 people died of malaria in 2019 alone.
A black rhino being airlifted

Why scientists are hanging rhinos upside-down from helicopters

We need to protect rhinos. And this experiment has already won the 2021 Ig Nobel Transportation Prize.

WHO, partners aim to get Africa 30% of its required Covid vaccines by February 2022

To date, less than 4% of Africans have been fully immunised and most of the 5.7 billion vaccine doses administered around the world have been given in just 10 rich countries.
Representational image of pulses | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

India enters into agreements with African nations to import pulses to meet domestic demand

Addressing the India-Africa Agriculture and Food Processing Summit, MoS for External Affairs V Muraleedharan also said food security is a common thread that binds India and Africa.
Screenshot from a viral video of the protest organised by Congolese nationals in Bengaluru Tuesday | Via Twitter

Congo national’s death in Bengaluru police custody triggers row, 5 held as protest turns violent

Police have identified the deceased as Joel Shindani Malu, who also went by the alias Joan, describing him as a 'drug peddler' who was caught red-handed late Sunday night.

Covid-19 pandemic — Mask mandate back in Los Angeles, deaths in Africa surge 43%

ThePrint brings you some important global stories on the coronavirus pandemic.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar virtually addressing the inaugural session of 16th CII-EXIM Bank Conclave on India and Africa Project Partnership, on 13 July 2021 | Twitter/@DrSJaishankar

India will support Africa’s energy transition by deploying clean technologies: Jaishankar

Addressing 16th CII-EXIM Bank Conclave, Jaishankar said India’s activities in African nations are designed to respond to the needs of Africa and the priority of its people.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Sub-African India: Much of Africa is richer than us, has better indicators, while we diminish

As we resent B.1.617 being called ‘Indian variant’ or sneer at sub-Saharan Kenya’s Covid aid, think of the real embarrassment ahead unless our heartland changes.

Twitter has an India-born CEO Parag Agrawal. In Pakistan, it has caused a burn

We look forward to overseas Pakistanis cooking on wood, explaining gas shortage in Pakistan. These are inflation CEOs. Unmatchable against Google, Twitter CEOs.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.