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[Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka] said the government will continue to engage its citizens abroad in various fields as they were not only contributors to the country's economic growth but are also ambassadors who play a crucial role of boosting positive image internationally.

Kenya and China on Thursday pledged to strengthen bilateral cooperation during a meeting between senior officials of the two countries...[Wang Gang, vice chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference National Committee] said the Sino-Kenyan ties have witnessed great development of friendship and successful cooperation in such fields as politics, infrastructure and trade, as well as mutual support in international affairs.

Spanish artists Afro-Flamenco will join South Africa's finest jazz musicians at the Pale Ya Rona Gauteng Carnival Music Concert. The Spanish Embassy has sponsored Afro-Flamenco's participation in this event, set to take place at Mofolo Park, where Raimundo Amador, Tomasito, Ranki and others will mix their flamenco and jazzy styles with the Soweto Spiritual Singers, violinist Tshepo Mngoma and guitarist Bheki Khoza.

France and Africa opened new venues for cooperation on Tuesday to reshape global diplomacy, boost trade, battle climate change and fight pirates. At a two-day summit in the Riviera city of Nice, France shifted its focus away from its traditional west African allies and engaged with the continent as a whole, reaching out to economic powerhouses South Africa and Nigeria.

Over 250 African and French business leaders rubbed shoulders with African heads-of-state in Nice on Monday, as the 25th France-Africa summit, which for the first time will focus on both trade and politics, got under way.

But the countries that share the Nile River basin – Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo – are tired of Egypt, and to a lesser extent Sudan, dictating the terms of the river water’s usage.

...RealClearWorld has teamed with Gallup to find out how the president has done abroad. Using Gallup's global survey data on ratings of U.S. leadership, we discovered that one region appears to be more supportive of American leadership abroad than all the others, and that region is Sub-Saharan Africa.

These days Afrikaans is one of the country’s 11 official languages, but some Afrikaners say it is being increasingly marginalized to the point where they fear for the survival of their language and culture. The one thing it hasn’t been, until recently, is cool.

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