Follow CGSP on Social Media

Listen to the CGSP Podcast

Nigeria’s Unprecedented Censure of China

Representative Benjamin Kalu speaking on Wednesday on the House floor, where he introduced a motion calling for the censure of China for its mistreatment of Nigerians. The motion was passed overwhelmingly.

The Nigerian House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a series of motions on Wednesday that condemned  the “maltreatment & institutional racial discrimination against Nigerians living in China.” The motion was brought to the floor by Representative Benjamin Kalu from the southern region of Bende who made an impassioned speech that denounced allegations that Nigerians had to undergo additional COVID-19 testing in Guangzhou and had their passports illegally confiscated, among other issues.

Representative Kalu also claimed that Chinese authorities violated the Vienna Convention on consular relations in their treatment of Nigeria’s consul general in Guangzhou, Anozie Maduabuchi Cyril, who was involved in a high-profile dispute with a Chinese official that later went viral on social media.

  • Get a daily email packed with the latest China-Africa news and analysis.
  • Read exclusive insights on the key trends shaping China-Africa relations.
  • Full access to the News Feed that provides daily updates on Chinese engagement in Africa and throughout the Global South.

China, Africa and the Global South... find out what’s happening.

Subscribe today for unlimited access.

What is The China-Global South Project?

Independent

The China-Global South Project is passionately independent, non-partisan and does not advocate for any country, company or culture.

News

A carefully curated selection of the day’s most important China-Global South stories. Updated 24 hours a day by human editors. No bots, no algorithms.

Analysis

Diverse, often unconventional insights from scholars, analysts, journalists and a variety of stakeholders in the China-Global South discourse.

Networking

A unique professional network of China-Africa scholars, analysts, journalists and other practioners from around the world.

[NEW PODCAST] Wall Street Journal reporters Josh Chin & Liza Lin discuss whether China's surveillance can be exported abroad

X