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News from the Global South


Kuki Gallmann shot and wounded at Kenya conservation park
Kuki Gallmann, author of I Dreamed of Africa, is flown to hospital after an ambush.

Italy migrant crisis: Charities 'colluding' with smugglers
An Italian prosecutor tells a newspaper there is evidence of direct contact between the two.

Keitany record at London Marathon
Mary Keitany breaks Paula Radcliffe's women's-only world record to win the London Marathon, while Daniel Wanjiru takes victory in the men's race.

Venezuela opposition holds silent march to honour dead
Venezuela's opposition march in silence to honour the dead in three weeks of anti-government protests.

Ecuador fines media for not publishing a story
Outlets that did not cover an opposition politician's alleged offshore banking were sanctioned.

China's growth target 'within reach': Central bank governor
China's economy is on track to reach its growth target of around 6.5 percent this year with financial risks "well under control," the country's central bank chief said on Friday.

China's personal mortgages decrease in Q1
Outstanding loans to China's home buyers decreased at the end of March compared to the end of last year, according to official data.

Chinese workers build a better world along Belt and Road
The monsoon has brought high waves and Wang Xiaoyin is especially attentive as he watches a huge machine suck sludge from the seabed.

Uganda eyes more Chinese investment: Ambassador
Uganda seeks to attract more Chinese investment with "the most favorable policies," said Ugandan Ambassador to China Charles Madibo Wagidoso on Friday.