The historic agreement aims to reduce dependence on China for rare earth minerals while helping Africa also benefit as international supply chains diversify.
India is booming as the world's most populous country and has an economic growth rate of 7.2%, surpassing China's, in the fiscal year ending March 2023.
The African Union, as a collective, needs to tread cautiously while dealing with China and its clasping economic, political, and military/security influence.
PM Kishida reaffirmed his commitment to Japan's ongoing medical assistance to Ghana, which was made possible through the legacy of Dr Hideyo Noguchi.
Russia and China have been moving to increase their influence on the continent. Japan, having extended assistance to Africa for years, has room to counter this.
President El-Sisi of Egypt regards himself as "great friends" with Chinese President Xi Jinping. But he also sells fuel to Japan.
The Chinese military seeks to build its first naval base on the Atlantic coast. China will gain a major foothold in the Atlantic Ocean if the...
The Belt and Road Initiative had been the centerpiece of Xi Jinping's reign. But China's vision for expansion, especially in Africa, seems to be falling apart.
Weaponizing famine, the Kremlin blockading Ukraine's grain shipments to Africa and the Middle East in a food crisis is an inhumane violation of human rights.
The Eighth Tokyo International Conference on African Development will be held August 27-28 as Russia and China seek to extend their influence in the continent.
China’s United Front activities show its strategy to diminish Japan’s and Western influence while dominating Africa’s economy, politics, and education.
With donations of cat lovers pushing him forward, Dr. Toru Miyazaki is working to fulfill the hopes of healing the kidney disease felines commonly suffer.