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From the party, with love | China releases a movie drama featuring its belt-and-road project

From the party, with love | China releases a movie drama featuring its belt-and-road project

Audiences are lukewarm about the film, and the infrastructure scheme itself “PLEASE DON’T take it as a propaganda movie,” urges an employee from the Chinese entertainment company behind “Common Destiny”, the world’s first film featuring China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a global infrastructure-building scheme. That is a tall order. State media openly admit that the …

All bets are on | Ethiopia has caught gambling fever

All bets are on | Ethiopia has caught gambling fever

A craze for wagering on football is sweeping the nation GETABALEW SEIFE is beginning to feel suspicious. Four times a week he saunters into the same bar in downtown Addis Ababa and puts down a bet. He often punts on Manchester United, his favourite football club. But he almost always loses. “I think Manchester United is …

Politics this week

Politics this week

Boris Johnson took over as Britain’s prime minister from Theresa May after winning the Conservative Party’s leadership contest. Mr Johnson was the favourite from the outset and won comfortably, taking 66% of the vote from the 160,000 party members on an 87% turnout. Some wonder how long he will last. Brexit has already claimed two …