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Under Pressure, Chinese Government to Prosecute Six of its Mining Companies in the DRC For Environmental Crimes

China's unfolding drama in the Democratic Republic of Congo took an unexpected turn on Tuesday evening when Wu Peng, Beijing's top diplomat for sub-Saharan Africa, announced on Twitter that the Chinese government will prosecute six small mining companies that operated illegally in the far eastern ...

Chinese Embassy to Set Up a Special Unit That Aims to Combat Illegal Mining (Presumably by Chinese Companies)

TWEET TRANSLATION: The Chinese authorities have taken action to support the Congolese government in the fight against the illegal exploitation of natural resources. A special unit has also been set up within the Chinese Embassy in the DRC. China's ambassador to the ...

Pressure From the Government & IMF Mounting on Chinese Mining Companies in the DRC

DR Congo President Félix Tshisekedi is again turning up the pressure on Chinese mining companies with his drive to re-evaluate mining contracts that were negotiated under his predecessor's tenure. During a Council of Ministers meeting on Friday, ...

Video Appears of 9 Chinese Miners Arrested For Illegally Mining in Congo’s Far Eastern Ituri Province

The far eastern province of Ituri is emerging as one of the major hubs of illegal Chinese mining in the DR Congo where an unknown number of Chinese migrants and companies are operating without permits. A

Don’t Blame Cheap Chinese Imports For Destroying Nigeria’s Textile Industry: It’s Our Fault, Say Industry Leaders

Nigeria's once-thriving textile sector is now fast disappearing due largely to competition from Chinese imports. But don't blame the Chinese, said Mansur Ahmed, president of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, who puts a lot of the responsibility for the industry's demise squarely at the ...

WeChat Currency Scams Are Widespread Within the Chinese Expat Population in Africa

Last week we told you about how Chinese expatriates in Ghana were getting scammed by fraudsters posing as currency exchange dealers on WeChat. Now, victims of similar schemes from the Chinese diaspora in other African countries are gathering on various WeChat forums to share how ...

Chinese Expats in Ghana Are Getting Lured Into Currency Exchange Scams on WeChat

Scammers in China are now targeting overseas Chinese in Ghana through currency exchange scams on WeChat. Swapping currencies on WeChat is a common practice for Chinese expatriates in Africa. Here's how it works: 1) The scammers ...

African Textile Unions Call For Increased Government Protection Against Illegal Imports From China

Years of illegal textile imports and low-cost replicas from China have decimated Africa's once-thriving textile manufacturing sector and labor unions across the continent are calling on the government to do something about it. At a recent meeting of IndustriAll Global Union ...

Reading the Smoke

As things slowly settle down in South Africa after the last ruinous week, the debates about who’s really to blame are catching fire. It’s now being called an insurrection attempt, and President Ramaphosa has referred to those responsible for fueling the protests as ‘enemies of democracy.’ 

China Malls Looted and Burned in South Africa Riots

China Malls in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province are among the commercial centers being looted and burned in the worsening protests that are ravaging a number of major South African cities. It doesn't appear that the China Malls, like ...
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