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Another High Profile Chinese Ambassador in Africa Heads Home

Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Wu Peng, waves during the official launch of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) passenger train constructed by the Chinese Communications Construction Company (CCCC) and financed by Chinese government, on October 16, 2019 in Nairobi. SIMON MAINA / AFP

China’s ambassador to Kenya, Wu Peng, will reportedly make a quiet exit tomorrow when he boards a flight back to Beijing where he’ll apparently take on a new assignment.

Wu is the second high-profile Chinese envoy in Africa to be recalled in recent months following the departure of Lin Songtian, China’s outspoken ambassador to South Africa who left in March.

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