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News from the Global South


Pretoria Girls High racism protest backed by SA minister
A South African minister throws his support behind protesting female students in a row over an alleged racist hair policy at a prestigious high school.

Kenya Olympic officials in court over 'Rio fiasco'
Two Kenyan Olympic officials are granted bail after appearing in court over alleged mismanagement of the national team at the Rio Olympics.

Gabon poll: Ali Bongo rival Jean Ping claims victory
Gabon's main opposition candidate Jean Ping claims victory over President Ali Bongo in Saturday's poll, alleging electoral fraud.

Brazil's Dilma Rousseff defends record at impeachment trial
Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff defends her record before the impeachment trial in the Senate and says accusations are "pretexts" for a "coup".

Farc's 'definitive' ceasefire takes effect in Colombia
A ceasefire has come into effect in Colombia between the main leftist rebel group and the government, ending one of the world's longest insurgencies.

China moves toward taxation on pollutants
The central government rendered a draft environment tax law to the top legislature for the first reading on Monday.

China's G20 presidency timely: Australian expert
China's presidency of the G20 is timely given the wave of anti-globalization sweeping developed markets, an eminent economist said.

Multinationals scout for opportunities in Guangzhou FTZ
Despite the slowing demand and rising labor costs that hit global automobile manufacturers in 2015, GAC Toyota Motor is spending heavily on a new production line in south China's Guangzhou.

A bite of Hangzhou cuisine
Hangzhou is the host of this year's G20 summit. Many foreigners are coming to Hangzhou and lots of them are big fans ofHangzhou cuisine.