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Isolated, Alienated and Stigmatized in Kenya

One day, hopefully soon, scientists will find a cure for COVID-19 and things will start to get back to normal. Planes will start to fly, ports will reopen and people on both sides will try to get back to where they were just a couple of months ...

Chinese in Kenya Face Stigmatization and Discrimination Due to COVID-19

Chinese expatriates in Kenya and other African countries are becoming increasingly stigmatized by local populations fearful of contracting COVID-19. In major cities, ethnic Chinese people of all nationalities say they're confining themselves to their homes to avoid increasingly common confrontations. So ...

Video of University of Nairobi Lecturer Highlights Growing Kenyan Anxiety About Chinese Presence in the Country

A video of University of Nairobi lecturer Dr. Richard Bosire sounding exasperated over being locked out of classrooms in UoN Towers. He thought this was because the Chinese government-run Confucius Institute had purchased two floors of the building. 

Outrage, Fury and Sadness Over Yet Another Racist Chinese Video Featuring African Children

Chinese and African vloggers are responding with fury and sadness to the emergence of yet another racist video online that purportedly shows an off-camera Chinese producer instructing African children in an unknown country to say racist and demeaning phrases in Chinese.

Trump’s Travel Restrictions Benefits Only China

Overwhelmed by the coronavirus panic, US President Donald Trump’s impeachment folderol, and the chaotic Iowa Democratic caucuses, few took notice of the Trump administration’s announcement that it will expand its controversial 2017 travel restrictions to six more countries, including four in Africa. It is a politically expedient ...

Chinese National Caught on Video Beating Local Kenyan Employee Will Soon be Deported

Kenyan authorities moved quickly on Sunday to arrest four Chinese nationals who were allegedly involved in the beating of a local Kenyan employee at Chez Wuo, a hotel restaurant in Nairobi. Bystanders captured the caning by one of the Chinese men on a video and then posted ...

South Africa’s Chinese Migrant Community Braces For Hostility and Racism in Response to Coronavirus Crisis

The coronavirus outbreak in China has sparked a wave of anti-Chinese racism in many countries around the world, prompting immigrant communities in places like Johannesburg to become increasingly concerned that old hostilities will resurface. South Africa's Eyewitness ...

Zimbabwe Takes Delivery of Used B777 With Hopes to Launch New Direct Flights to China

A Boeing 777 from Kuala Lumpur landed at the Robert Mugabe International Airport in Harare this week and brought with it the hope that Zimbabwe can revive its national flag carrier Air Zimbabwe. This is the first of two 777-200s that Zimbabwe purchased for $16.5 million apiece ...

Chinese Travel Vlogger Gives Viewers an Upclose Look at What Life in Kenya is Like

He goes by the username Xiang Luo Tian Wai (想落天外) and gives his viewers what seems like an unvarnished view of what daily life in Kenya is like, both for the Kenyans he meets along the way and the many Chinese workers he encounters. ...

With 62 Million Subscribers in Africa, Chinese-owned Music Streaming Giant Boomplay Now Wants to Go to Europe

Boomplay is the unrivaled champion of Africa's streaming music market with more than 62 million subscribers across the continent.  The Nigeria-based, Chinese-owned company utterly crushes the competition, especially global market leader Spotify that is only available in just five African countries. 
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