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Ghanaian Wife of Deported Chinese Miner Pleads For High Court to Reconsider Its Verdict

The 27-year old wife (photo) of one of the four Chinese miners who was sentenced this week for illegal mining, immigration violations and weapons charges is pleading with the High Court in the southern Ghanaian city of Kumasi to reverse its decision to deport her husband.

Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama Defends Twitter Ban, Denies Knowledge of Talks With China to Build Firewall

Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama spoke out in defense of the government's decision last week to ban Twitter, claiming the move was intended to protect the country's sovereignty and national security. The Foreign Minister made the remarks during a press conference that followed closed-door ...

Report: Asian, African Countries Block Access to Social Media More Than Any Other Regions

Nigeria's decision to ban Twitter last week is just the latest example of how access to social media platforms in Africa is narrowing, according to a new report by the Virtual Private Network company Surf Shark. They report that 30 countries across the continent have ...

Report: Nigerian Government In Contact With Chinese Cyber Authorities Over How to Build New Internet Firewall

Less than 24 hours after the Nigerian government announced that it would impose a ban on Twitter, officials in President Muhammadu Buhari's office reportedly made contact with the  Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) to discuss how to implement a Chinese-style firewall in Nigeria, according to ...

Nigeria’s Twitter Ban is a Big Win For China

Chinese officials are no doubt celebrating Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's decision late last week to ban Twitter.  The move marked the most important endorsement in Africa to date of Beijing's long-held view on "internet sovereignty." The Chinese have never accepted the ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Sanctions and Anti-Sanctions

For those tracking the development (and high-level normalization) of ‘the new cold war,’ this week has been a doozy. U.S. President Joe Biden departed for the G7 summit in Cornwall with a rare bipartisan win in his pocket. His U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, a $250 billion bill aimed at countering Chinese competition in a number of hi-tech areas like semiconductors and robotics, passed with a 68-32 majority. Some predict that it could ...

Ghana AG: Chinese Nationals Arrested for Illegal Mining Will Not Be Deported and Will Instead Do Prison Time in Ghana

Ghanaian Attorney General Godfred Dame announced that military forces acting as part of the ongoing crackdown on illegal gold mining known as "galamsey" have detained 45 people, including 10 Chinese nationals. 400 troops from the Army, ...

Ghanaian Lands Minister Assures Chinese Ambassador Rights of Chinese Nationals Arrested in Mining Crackdown Will be Respected

China's ambassador to Ghana, Lu Kun, went to the Lands and Natural Resources Ministry on Friday to express his concern directly to the minister, Samuel Abu Jinapor, about the fate of any Chinese nationals arrested in the ongoing military operation against illegal mining, a practice known ...

Two Senegalese Tourists Banned From Visiting the Great Wall of China After Venturing Into Restricted Areas

A pair of Senegalese tourists visiting the Great Wall last month learned a lesson of what happens in China when you break the rules. The two ventured into "wild" and "undeveloped" areas of the wall that are off-limits to visitors and were quickly apprehended.  ...

Kenya’s High Court Overturns Ban on Donkey Slaughter, Clearing the Way For More Skins to Be Sold to China

Kenya's High Court on Friday overturned a February 2020 government directive that outlawed the slaughter of donkeys. The court's ruling will now allow for slaughterhouses to re-open and the resumption of the animal's meat trade. 

Two Chinese Nationals Arrested in Ghanaian Army Crackdown on Illegal Mining

Ghanaian army troops fanned out across the country on Wednesday in a nationwide crackdown on illegal mining in river areas, arresting dozens, including at least two Chinese nationals. The pair have been taken to Accra where they will ...
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