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China Not a Significant Factor in Ghana’s Debt Distress – World Bank

Ghana has relatively low exposure to loans from China and multiple creditors, enabling the country to reach debt restructuring agreements. Chinese creditors account for only 7% of Ghana’s public external debt, while China accounts for 36% of Zambia’s external debt and ...

ByteDance Shuts Down Free African Messaging App That Failed to Challenge WhatsApp

Chinese tech firm ByteDance shut down its three-year-old multimedia messaging app LetsChat earlier this month, a rare defeat for the social media giant that hoped the platform would take off among Africa’s ballooning youth population. In contrast to TikTok, ByteDance’s short ...

Two Ghanaian Prison Guards Arrested for Aiding Escape Attempt of Chinese National

A pair of Ghanaian prison guards at a medium security facility near Accra have been arrested for trying to facilitate the escape of a Chinese national serving a one-year jail sentence. The two were caught on camera dropping off the ...

Ghana’s VP Introduced a New Transit Pass This Week That Isn’t Secure and Sends All of the Data to China

Ghanaian Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia launched a new digital transit pass in Accra on Monday that allows passengers to use a plastic card or their mobile phones to ride city buses. The "Tap and Go" service was designed to improve efficiency and ...

Ghana Installs 1,010 Rural Telephony Sites as Part of China-Backed Project

The Ghanaian government is at the halfway point to build out 2,016 telephony sites that will deliver new voice and data services to millions of rural residents. Communications Minister Ursula Owusu-Ekuful said 618 of the new towers are fully operational, with the remaining ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Joint Battlefield Training to Raise Pressure in South China Sea

The U.S. military will reportedly introduce joint combat training with the Philippines in June. Major General Marcus Evans, commander of the U.S. 25th Infantry Division, told the Associated Press that the training would increase the Philippine army’s ability to fight in challenging jungle conditions.
The training will run from June 1 to 10. At Manila’s request, the training will be held in Philippine territory for the first time. It will involve about 2,000 people ...

Africa’s Digital Sovereignty in the Era of U.S.-China Great Power Competition

In the increasingly acrimonious competition between the U.S. and China over technology standards, it's often assumed that smaller countries in places ...

Ghanaian Police Search for Attackers of Chinese-Owned Mine

A large manhunt is underway in central Ghana for at least 15 assailants who robbed a Chinese-owned mine on Friday night in the rural farming town of Akyem Kokoaso. At least five Chinese miners were shot during the assault, with three left ...

Noo Saro-Wiwa on “Black Ghosts” in China and the Complex Lives of the African Diaspora

Author Noo Saro-Wiwa had not spent much time in China when she heard that cities like Guangzhou, Hong Kong, and Yiwu, among others, were home to large, vibrant African migrant communities. But other than some of the headlines about the diaspora ...

Argentina and Ghana to Play a Friendly in Beijing Next Month

Argentina officially confirmed on Wednesday that it will play an international friendly against Ghana's Black Stars in Beijing on March 26th. China-Argentina relations have been wobbly since the recent election as president of China hawk Javier Milei, who withdrew the country ...

Ghana Announces Debt Deal

Ghana announced a deal with its official creditors that would push back loan repayments until 2026. The government also says it will strike a deal with Eurobond investors for a new deal on $13 billion of private sector debt. Speaking at ...
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