Daily Archives: October 12, 2018

The Heat: China and the West in Africa


CGTN America
Published on May 9, 2018

The needs in Africa are many. Among them: infrastructure, jobs and trade. Critics said the West has neglected the continent, either dismissing it as hopelessly mismanaged, or simply engaging for its resources or security and defense advantages. Enter China – From a low of $10 billion in 2000, Beijing’s trade with Africa reached $220 billion just 14 years later, making it the continent’s largest trading partner. By contrast, trade between the United States and Africa has fallen from a high of $100 billion in 2008 to $39 billion last year.

UN climate report calls for ‘unprecedented change’


CGTN America
Published on Oct 10, 2018

A major U.N. report on climate change is calling for ‘unprecedented change’ before the damages become irreversible. Scientists say governments, but also communities worldwide must act immediately.

Inside Hurricane Michael as it made landfall


ABC News

Published on Oct 11, 2018

ABC News’ Ginger Zee reports from Mexico Beach, Florida, where storm surge wiped away a home.

‘It’s like the end of the world’: Hurricane Michael leaves a town in ruins


Washington Post

Published on Oct 12, 2018

Mexico Beach, Fla. was destroyed by Hurricane Michael on Oct. 10. Now, this small, tight-knit community wonders what comes next. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2qiJ4dy

Satellite imagery of Hurricane Michael


CGTN America
Published on Oct 11, 2018

Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 storm. As it approached Florida’s Gulf Coast top winds were 155 mph (240 kph). A National Ocean Service water level station in Apalachicola, Florida reported storm surge of nearly 8 feet (2.5 meters) above ground. Power is out to more than 190,000 homes and businesses. Michael sprang quickly from a weekend tropical depression, and jumped from a Category 2 to a Category 4 hurricane by early Wednesday. Michael is the most powerful hurricane on record to hit the Panhandle.

Crops in quake-stricken Indonesia devastated; recovery could take years

CGTN America
Published on Oct 11, 2018

In Indonesia, the search for disaster victims comes to an end. Officials said they’ll end the effort to recover bodies Friday night. So far, workers have found more than 2000. But officials admit that thousands more , may still be buried. Meanwile, those who survived the disaster are beginning the process of rebuilding their lives. CGTN’S Miro Lu has more from Palu.

UN Food Agency says Brazil is set to be major global farming hub


CGTN America
Published on Oct 12, 2018

The world needs millions more acres of farmable land by 2050 and the United Nation’s Food agency says more than half of that is in Brazil. The South American country is already one of the world’s biggest food producers, and its importance is rising.

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