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TRANSLATION: My Kenyan Employee Who Just Disappeared

File image of workers at the Chinese-owned Twyford Ceramics in Kajiado County, Kenya. Image via Xinhua.

The following is a translation of an article published on the Bobu Africa (波布非洲 )WeChat page on July 20, 2021. The purpose of translations like this is to provide English language readers with a more informed understanding of the civil society discourse about China-Africa relations that is taking place within China.

Anyone from China who has worked in Kenya or in East, West, Central, or Southern Africa must have experienced the same thing that I’ve gone through. One day one of your employees just suddenly stops coming to work. He doesn’t answer the phone and there’s no reply when you try to email or text him. He completely disappeared from the world.

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