Chinese migrants have changed the face of South Africa. Now they’re leaving. — Quartz (By Quartz)

1. An estimated half a million to more than 1 million Chinese live in Africa, many of them small-scale traders and entrepreneurs.

2. The malls are hard to miss: the large fenced-in complexes are manned by security guards with guns and flanked by billboards advertising their latest deals.

3. As South Africa’s middle class expanded and the country, helped by commodity exports, became one of the world’s biggest emerging markets, the China malls multiplied.

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Air force bombs Boko Haram artillery piece ▷ NAIJ.COM (By NAIJ.COM)

1. A statement by air force spokesman, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya on Friday, April 28, said the artillery piece, which was concealed under a tree, was sighted by a NAF Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft while on daytime patrol in the Sambisa general area.

2. Adesanya stated that the Alpha Jet and F-7Ni strikes were observed to have hit the target, adding that the Alpha Jet aircraft strafed the area with rockets and the general location of the artillery piece was completely engulfed in an inferno.

3. An artillery piece being sneaked into Sambisa Forest by Boko Haram has been bombed by Nigerian Air Force fighter jets.

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Pentagon says two Army Rangers may have been killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan (By Los Angeles Times)

1. The Pentagon has launched an investigation into whether friendly fire killed two U. S. Army Rangers during a night raid against an Islamic State compound in eastern Afghanistan this week.

2. About 50 Army Rangers and 40 Afghan special forces were dropped by helicopter at about 10:30 p. m. into the Mohmand Valley, according to the Pentagon.

3. Three U. S. service members have been killed in Afghanistan this year, all in Nangarhar.

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Why Beijing’s more muscular naval force should worry India (By The Japan Times)

1. A more rational strategy for India — and its peers in Asia and the Pacific Rim who fear China’s growing military might — would ensure that India’s submarine fleet and its anti-submarine armaments are capable enough on their own to deter attempts to control the Indian Ocean, while closer ties with other navies fill in the gaps.

2. Rather than focusing on matching America’s carrier fleet, China first emphasized asymmetric weaponry such as ballistic missiles and submarines, a reflection of the Soviets’ successful Cold War strategy.

3. That would require a clear-eyed appraisal of India’s defense and economic capabilities and requirements — a problem when India doesn’t have an outline of its strategy on the lines of American or Chinese white papers, nor even a full-time defense minister.

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Despite visa issue, India must keep up with Australia. Both are leading powers in Indian Ocean region (By DailyO)

1. This was also actively supported by the US.

2. A similar dialogue exists between the US, Japan, and Australia.

3. While the Malcolm Turnbull government may have taken a short-sighted approach in its engagement with India by moving ahead with its new visa restrictions, New Delhi would be equally short-sighted if it just focuses on this issue at the expanse of larger issues in regional balance of power.

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IAF asked to be ready for ‘wars’ with Pakistan, China (By The Asian Age)

1. Besides the traditional IAF role of counter-air, strategic-air (including space) and counter-surface operations that formed the three elements of air strategy, combat-enabling operations have now come to form the fourth pillar of air operations.

2. The IAF is the world’s fourth largest air force in terms of personnel and aircraft and it operates in an air space spanning more than 40 million cubic km.

3. The IAF is the world’s fourth largest air force in terms of personnel and aircraft and it operates in an air space spanning more than 40 million cubic km.

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Shutdown in Held Kashmir against killing of elderly man by Indian Army (By The Nation)

1. The 60-year-old civilian, Muhammad Yousuf Butt, was killed at Panzgam in the district on Thursday when Indian Army personnel opened fire on peaceful demonstrators who were protesting against a siege and search operation in the area.

2. Complete shutdown is being observed across the Indian Held Kashmir on Sunday against the killing of an elderly civilian, Muhammad Yousuf Butt, by Indian Army in Kupwara district.

3. The joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has called for the strike.

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Police report confirms Indian army used man as human shield Kashmir Media Service (By Kashmir Media Service)

1. Srinagar, April 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, local police have acknowledged that Indian army is involved in tying a youth to bonnet of an army vehicle and using him as human shield on April 9 in central Kashmir’s Badgam district.

2. The police in a report submitted to the local Human Rights Commission said, Farooq Ahmad Dar “was tied to the bonnet of the Army vehicle as human shield under threat.

3. Farooq Ahmad Dar of Chill Budgam was picked up by Army on the day of polling for Srinagar parliamentary constituency on April 9 and was tied to the bonnet of an army vehicle and paraded through several villages in the area.

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US drone strike kills five suspected al-Qaeda fighters (By Aljazeera.com)

1. A US drone strike has killed five suspected members of al-Qaeda in central Yemen, according to local news media and a government security official.

2. Yemen has been torn apart by conflict since 2014, when Houthi fighters allied with troops loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh captured large expanses of the Arabian Peninsula country, including the capital Sanaa.

3. Yemen Ajel, a local news website, reported that the drone fired three consecutive missiles at 12:30am local time on Sunday, or 22:30 GMT on Saturday, at a car reportedly transporting weapons to Marib province.

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