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It’s Been a Violent Year for Chinese Workers in Africa

File photo of Nigerian security forces in northeastern Maiduguri. September 25, 2019. AUDU MARTE / AFP

Aside from everything else going on, 2020 is proving to be a rather violent year for Chinese workers in Africa, particularly in Nigeria. Today’s news that yet another Chinese national was taken hostage by kidnappers who raided a construction site in Niger state follows a steady stream of similar reports over the past 4-6 months.

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