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News from the Global South


Ethiopians in first post-Meles vote
Ethiopians vote in the first elections since the 2012 death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, with predictions his successor will retain power.

Somali MP killed in Mogadishu attack
A Somali MP is shot dead in the capital Mogadishu in an attack by suspected Islamists, one of a number of violent incidents in the war-torn country.

Burundi opposition figure shot dead
The leader of a small Burundian opposition party has been shot dead in the capital Bujumbura, witnesses say.

Venezuela's Lopez on hunger strike
Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez announces on a leaked video he has gone on hunger strike demanding "freedom for political prisoners".

Farc rebels killed in new air strike
Colombia's security forces kill at least five rebels from the Farc a day after the left-wing rebel group suspended its unilateral ceasefire.

BOC improves layout to support Belt and Road
Bank of China (BOC), one of the country's five largest state-owned commercial banks, is improving its overseas business layout to support the Belt and Road Initiative.

China-built water projects generate clean power for Latin America
Sino-Latin American cooperation and friendship have witnessed continuous growth in recent years, owing to the fact that sound political relations provide strong political guarantees.

More capital to support W China
The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has issued a guideline promising it will continue to direct capital to the country's western areas this year.

China's Guangdong entrepreneurs explore investment potential in Cambodia
A group of 28 Chinese business executives from south China's Guangdong province is visiting Cambodia to seek business opportunities.