Russia and United States relations plummeted during the Obama administration, but there is hope that the two countries will reach consensus with a new US president.
China's president Xi Jinping has delivered a key note speech at the opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum annual meeting.
The President of the People's Republic of China met with his Swiss counterpart in Bern before he arrived in Davos for the World Economic Forum as part of his state visit to Switzerland.
The world's eight richest people own the same amount of wealth as the poorest half of the globe, according to a report published by Oxfam on Monday.
Maize fields in Zambia have been infested with army worms and farmers are likely not to have a bumper harvest in 2017.
Syria's army says Israeli forces fired rockets at a major military airbase outside Damascus.
South Africa's education minister has warned that should the 'fees must fall protest' continue unabated, there will be long term devastating effects.
United States president-elect Donald Trump gave his first news conference since winning the presidential elections in November. Speaking from the Trump tower, he conceded Russia might have interfered in the American election.
United States President Barack Obama has delivered his final address to the nation, ten days before leaving office.
The West-African regional block, ECOWAS, says it will uphold the election results in Gambia, despite out-going president Yahya Jammeh saying he will not step down.
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