A thumbprint – and gone was the land of farmer Musa Moriba

Even the birds are silent. Thoughtfully, shoulders hunched, a man walks down the path, pauses for a moment, then disappears into the endless rows of oil palms. The crackling under his slippers is the only audible sound. He goes deeper and deeper until he stops at a...

Chinese President Xi Jinping elected as party leader for third term

As expected, Chinese President Xi Jinping was nominated for a third term as party leader on Sunday. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) agreed. Xi, who has been in power since 2012, can therefore remain president for at least another five years from March 2023. In doing...

Xi Jinping has his predecessor discharged, tightens grip on party

Just before Chinese party leader and president Xi Jinping closes the 20th party congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), something totally unexpected happens: in front of the cameras, an official in a black suit walks up to Xi’s predecessor Hu Jintao ....