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Reporter’s Diary: The mosque that changed a village

CGTN explored the Atlas Mountains in Morocco to find out how a village's mosque has harnessed renewable energy to transform the community's lifestyle - and to see if this was a model that other...

Britain announces ban of ivory sales

Britain says it will ban the sale of ivory, no matter how old, to help protect the world’s elephant population. The government said Tuesday that the ban is the toughest in Europe and will impose...

Reporter’s Diary: The refugee children finding hope in darkness

Uganda is currently experiencing an influx of Congolese refugees due to escalating violence in the DR Congo's Ituri province. CGTN visited Kyangwali Refugee Camp in Southwest Uganda to experience first-hand the situation... The door of the bus...

Reporter’s Diary: Lake Albert’s Refugee Crisis

When we arrived at the shores of Lake Albert, 97 Congolese refugees were lined up at the registration counter. Some had reached Uganda at midnight, others in the early morning - all on wooden...

How Chinese peacekeepers coped with life far away from home

Perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of military life is being stationed far away from home, family and friends for long periods of time. The 140 elite men and women of the 5th...

In Kenya, small businesses still cling to plastic bags despite ban

Hundreds of small businesses and independent traders in Kenya continue to use plastic bags for packaging their products despite a ban put in place last September. Most of the traders still using plastic tend to...

Reporter’s Diary: Chinese Peacekeeping Unit Leaves Liberia

by Soni Methu The 5th China Formed Police Unit to UNMIL is winding down its peacekeeping mission in Liberia, with most of the members taking off for China on Wednesday. Their hopes are for a united,...

Africa urged to avoid reliance on hydropower

African nations need to diversify energy supply, particularly countries reliant on hydropower, industry experts said at an energy conference in Johannesburg on Wednesday. The region has been affected by severe droughts in recent years, affecting...

Kenya’s KenGen to add more power from geothermal sources

State-run Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) plans to add nearly 2,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity from geothermal sources by 2025 as part of a government push to end power generation from fossil fuels. “You are...

Kenya election to make history with first ever women governors headed for victory

Kenyan voters are making history with the election of first ever female county governors in the latest released provincial results. Joyce Laboso, Anne Waiguru and Charity Ngilu are on the lead in their respective counties,...