Business ties between China and Japan are improving

Five years ago, anti-Japanese demonstrations in China hurt trade and investment, now, Japan’s Abe says both sides should ‘work tirelessly’ to ...

Zimbabweans have led lives of ‘untold suffering’, Ian Khama says

The Botswanan president says Robert Mugabe’s resignation would ‘usher in a new political dispensation that will pave the way for the much needed ...

Mrs Mugabe, mother of the nation, falls from grace as The Herald turns on her

Zimbabwe’s Herald newspaper has changed its tune on the former first lady, quoting the Zanu-PF’s youth league saying she ‘lacked ...

Cranberries: from cure-all to the compost pile

In a first for the once-famous fruit, processors are waiting for approval to turn excess supply into fertiliser as demand slows

Nigeria raises $3bn in international bond sale to fund fiscal deficit

Split between 10-and 30-year tranches, the offering is the biggest eurobond issuance ever for the country, which is still reeling from an economic slump

China steps up regulation in the property market to avoid a bubble

China’s housing market has enjoyed a two-year boom; now the government wants to prevent debt build-up and tells the provinces to stick to tightening ...

Turkish reporter jailed for tweet about death of a prosecutor

Turkish prosecutors are also seeking up to 43 years in jail for other staff of the opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet

Russian billionaire betting on battery metals for EVs — and palladium for petrol

Vladimir Potanin’s Nornickel controls 40% of the world market for palladium, and while electric vehicles mean demand for nickel and cobalt, ‘it ...

Lack of weekly cabinet meeting shows Mugabe’s grip is slipping away

Despite calling for all ministers to attend, only three arrived for Tuesday’s meeting; parliament is expected to pass a motion of impeachment later in the day

Hong Kong’s red-hot property market sets a new record

The price fetched for the more expensive of two apartments in the city’s Peak neighbourhood highlights the growing income gap in the most difficult city ...

Dozens dead in ‘devastating’ suicide attack on Nigerian mosque

Boko Haram has not claimed responsibility but is being blamed for the attack, which came during early-morning prayers

Myanmar’s Rohingya are victims of apartheid, says Amnesty International

‘Rakhine State is a crime scene. This was the case long before the vicious campaign of military violence of the last three months’

‘Mugabe expected the army to engage with him, not take over the country’

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says the Zimbabwean president had not expected the army to take to the streets after he had ‘done everything for ...

German political crisis weighs on euro and European equities

The Turkish lira has plumbed a record low, hit by tension with the US and government pressure on the central bank

Japan sets up government-led task force on vehicle inspections

The transport ministry’s move is in response to recent confessions by Nissan and Subaru that their inspections fell short of proper procedures

Emmerson Mnangagwa rejects Mugabe’s request for talks

The sacked vice-president says Mugabe should step down to preserve his legacy, or face the humiliation of being forced out

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