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Reporter’s Diary: The Lost Art of Storytelling

They are the voice of Morocco's medinas. On dry evenings, in crowded streets, they tell, and become, the story of an ancient tradition. These are Morocco's last surviving storytellers, or hlaykia as they are otherwise...

8th Chinese peacekeeping medical unit saves lives in South Sudan

  To thousands of refugees, especially women, in war-torn South Sudan, the 8th Chinese Peacekeeping Medical Detachment to South Sudan has often been the difference between life and death. The unit provides valuable support functions for two medical...

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...