In his 2015 state visit to Kenya and Ethiopia, US President Barack Obama argued that Africa’s economic engagement with the US offers the best opportunity for economic empowerment, especially in terms of job creation and capacity building.
In a conference on Sino-Cambodian cooperation held in June 2015, Bu Jianguo, China’s ambassador to Cambodia, identified Cambodia as being located on China’s 21st Century Maritime Silk Road development plan.
On March 8, 2015, a Tatmadaw fighter jet battling rebels from the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army in the Kokang region accidentally bombed a village in Gengma county in China’s Yunnan province, destroying a house.
On April 2, 2015, a group of heavily armed gunmen from the Somali al-Shabab militant organization invaded the eastern Kenyan campus of Garissa University College, shooting students sleeping in their dormitories and taking others hostage.
On January 20, 2016, users of “Di Ba” organized a social media war to flood the official pages of pro-Taiwan independence media like Sanlih E-Television as well as fan pages of Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen, among others, with memes and messages.