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China and Ghana Agree to a Small Debt Write-Off and a Big Bauxite Deal

Visiting Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan and Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo meeting in Accra. Photo via @NAkufoAddo.

The Chinese and Ghanian governments have reached an agreement over a controversial $2 billion infrastructure-for-resources deal that conservationists worry could jeopardize the water supply for up to five million people and fragile ecosystems in the Atewa Forest Reserve. Also during her visit, Vice Premier Sun said Beijing will write off a small portion of Ghana’s debt that is owed to China.

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