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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...

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...

Chinese peacekeepers leave behind a positive legacy in Liberia

Gone, but likely never forgotten. That’s the legacy left behind in Liberia by the 5th China Formed Police Unit to United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). CGTN Africa spent a little more than a week with...

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,...

Sirleaf ends 12 year reign. What legacy does she leave behind?

Liberia, Africa’s oldest republic, has a new president. Former football star George Weah was sworn in to the presidency on Monday 22 January 2018, taking over from Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – Africa’s first elected female...

History made in Liberia as Weah is sworn in as president

Former football star, George Weah was today sworn in as Liberia's president, replacing Africa's first elected female president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. This is the country's first transition of democratically elected presidents since 1944. "It felt and...

Liberians vote for Johnson Sirleaf’s successor

By Fidelis Mbah   Voting in Liberia's delayed runoff presidential election has closed as the country looks forward to its first democratic transition of power in 73 years. The day unfolded smoothly, with no reports of violence...

Liberia to hold run-off election on December 26

Liberia will hold a delayed presidential run-off vote on December 26, according to the electoral commission. Former soccer star George Weah faces Vice-President Joseph Boakai in the poll that was held up for several weeks...

Odinga plans parallel rally as Kenyatta is set to be sworn into office

Kenya’s main opposition leader Raila Odinga has declined an invitation to attend the inauguration of Uhuru Kenyatta as president of Kenya, and has instead planned a parallel event. Odinga’s NASA coalition has organized a prayer...