China has overtaken the US as Africa’s top trading partner, and Beijing’s growing economic clout is increasingly visible across the continent – but critics say the Asian giant’s pursuit of lucrative contracts is at the expense of the environment.
In the latest in our series China Buys The World, Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports from Mozambique, where Beijing’s conduct is drawing concern.
Human Rights Watch has accused Israeli soldiers of unlawfully killing 11 Palestinian civilians during the January Gaza offensive. Civilians Killed Holding White Flags in Gaza, is HRW’s third publication in five months condemning Israel’s actions towards Palestinians.
To counter the criticism, the Israeli government has apparently launched a campaign to discredit human rights groups.