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Chinese Residents Swept Up in South African Immigration Raid

A number of Chinese nationals are now in custody following a large-scale inter-agency operation to crack down on undocumented immigrants in a poor neighborhood north of Johannesburg. In all, more than 400 people were detained, including 380 charged with immigration violations, according to news reports. ...

Ghana Government Under Growing Pressure on Illegal Fishing

The European Union is putting pressure on Ghana to tackle illegal fishing in its waters, threatening its access to the lucrative European seafood market. In 2021, the EU issued a so-called yellow card, saying that if Ghana doesn’t improve fisheries management, it could face seafood-related sanctions.

South African Immigration Authorities Reportedly Block Chinese Travelers From Returning Home

Five Chinese nationals were reportedly detained at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg earlier this month as they tried to return home for allegedly having either expired or fake travel visas. Reports are circulating on Chinese-language WeChat communities in ...

Uganda’s Parliament Ends Probe Into Entebbe Airport Contract With China Exim Bank

The parliamentary investigation into the Ugandan government's $200 million loan contract with the China Exim Bank to expand the Entebbe International Airport is now closed. Opposition MP Joel Ssenyonyi (photo) who led the inquiry said it's too late ...

DRC Court Temporarily Halts China Molybdenum’s Control Over Massive Tenke Fungurume Cobalt Mine

A court in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday temporarily took away the control of the world’s second-biggest cobalt and copper mine from its Chinese owner. It appointed a temporary administrator to run the Tenke Fungurume mine for six months, sidelining the Chinese mining giant China ...

The China Moly Court Ruling in the DRC Shows That Tshisekedi is Still in Charge, Says Mining Expert

The decision by a commercial court in the southern DR Congo city of Lubumbashi to temporarily suspend China Molybdenum's (China Moly) management of the enormous Tenke Fungurume copper and cobalt mine (TFM) is the latest twist in an almost-year battle between the government and ...

Minister and MPs Clash Over Chinese Contract to Upgrade Uganda’s Entebbe Airport

Ugandan opposition MPs renewed their criticism of the government's handling of a $200 million loan deal with the China Exim Bank to upgrade the Entebbe International Airport near Kampala.  Works and Transport Minister Edward Katumba along with officials from ...

U.S. Houses Passes China Competition Bill That Includes a Number of Provisions Focused on Africa

The United States House of Representatives passed a mammoth multi-billion dollar bill late last month that aims to improve U.S. competitiveness with China. It also includes a number of key provisions aimed at curtailing Chinese influence in Africa. While the legislation ...

“Fishermen Are Suffering, Families Are Starving” Due to Illegal Overfishing by Chinese Trawlers in Sierra Leone, Says Report

Illegal overfishing by Chinese trawlers in Ghana's coastal waters has been well documented, but now stakeholders in other West African countries including Sierra Leone are sounding the alarm. “The Chinese fleet has been taking the profits of the fisheries for 30 ...

Kenya’s SGR Scandal Isn’t Going Away

This week saw the announcement that the United Kingdom’s international development investment arm, the CDC Group, will invest $1 billion in Kenyan infrastructure. This will include funding a new rail transit hub in Nairobi. It’s interesting that the UK is leaning into ...
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