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Corruption Documentary Rocks China-Guyana Relations

Guyana’s ruling party faces controversy following a documentary by the U.S. media outlet VICE alleging that Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo took bribes from a Chinese businessman. President Irfaan Ali rejected calls by opposition parties in the South American country calling for Jagdeo’s ...

Worsening Criminal Attacks on Chinese in DRC 

Attacks against Chinese nationals in the DRC’s mining provinces of Lualaba and Haut-Katanga are worsening. Chinese community groups have listed ten violent incidents in the region since late May.  The city of Lubumbashi has seen most of the attacks, ...

A Chinese Appeal For Compatriots Not to Abuse Local Workers in Africa

Earlier this year, the head of security at a Chinese company in Zimbabwe posted videos to his Douyin account (the Chinese equivalent of TikTok) that showed him beating and illegally detaining local workers, according to a story published this week on the Zimbabwe Chinese ...

Ghanaian Chief Pleads For Government to Better Protect His Community’s Land From Illegal Chinese Miners

A local chief in southern Ghana convened a press conference over the weekend to issue a public appeal for the government to do more to protect his community's land against illegal Chinese miners. Nana Gyamera Kwabena Yiakwah II claimed that Chinese ...

Damning Report Documents How Small-Scale Chinese Cobalt Miners in the DR Congo Use Child Labor

The popular Congolese news site Actualites.CD published an in-depth report by Lumbubashi-based journalist Anto Mulanga that details the widespread use of child labor in small-scale mines in the southeastern cobalt mining belt. While the report is not exclusively focused ...

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After knowing for weeks that the end of Roe v Wade was coming, its official end was still a shock.

As an outsider, I worried about my American friends and the countless poor, black, brown, and LGBT+ Americans that will suffer the effects of this decision.

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Nigerian Garment Union Calls Out Local Officials in Fight Against Cheap Chinese Imports

Nigeria’s national union of textile workers is complaining about the complicity of customs officials in the flooding of the local market by Chinese textiles. While cheap imports from China have long been blamed for undercutting the local garment sector, the National Union of Textile, Garment, and Tailoring ...

Chinese Embassy in DR Congo Introduces New Measures to Protect Its People From Rising Crime and Insecurity

Worsening security conditions in the Democratic Republic of Congo is prompting the Chinese embassy in Kinshasa to ask all Chinese nationals in the country to add their contact details to a new WeChat registration system so that they can be easily contacted in the event of an emergency. ...

Chinese Embassy in Nigeria Warns Against Overstaying, Kidnapping, Organ Harvesting

Chinese diplomatic missions in Nigeria issued stern warnings to Chinese nationals in-country not to overstay their visas and to be more attentive to their personal security. The latter message also warned residents against the danger of kidnapping, saying that victims also face the danger of having their organs harvested. ...

Robbers Target Chinese Factory in Zimbabwe

Sixteen armed attackers robbed a Chinese-owned brick factory last week outside of Harare, injuring two employees, one Zimbabwean the other Chinese. No arrests were made as the assailants fled before the police arrived, according to a report on the Zimbabwe Chinese Network WeChat page. ...

Chinese Businesses Grapple With Violence, Crime in South Africa and Angola

Foreign-owned businesses in the northwestern South African city of Witbank (aka Emalahleni City) have been closed all week in response to street protests against a Chinese-owned supermarket.  On Monday, a family entered the store when the father got into some kind of ...
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