They've been called China's invisible millions. People with disabilities are rarely seen in public, and the country is only just beginning to think about their infrastructure needs. But at least in bigger cities, this is beginning to change.
The US has a new strategy for Africa to counter China and Russia. Rather than roll their eyes at the new scramble for the continent, Africans should see it as a chance to get the best deal for themselves, analysts say.
Over 7,000 Myanmar women and girls have been sent to China and forced into marriage and childbirth. The crisis is being fueled by problems on both sides of the border.
German officials were reportedly pushing earlier this year for their government to follow other countries' lead and slap a ban on Chinese IT firm Huawei. But Berlin doesn't seem inclined to bow to US pressure.
Africa is groaning under its worst debt burden since 2001. On the continent where many countries faced bankruptcy in the 1990s, once again the outlook is grim. This time around, help is harder to find.
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