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There’s Mounting Grassroots Opposition to a Chinese Mining Company’s Desire to Expand its Operations in Northern Ghana

A coalition of grassroots organizations that includes women's groups, small-scale miners' and human rights organizations are all protesting against the Chinese-owned Shaanxi Mining Company's plans to expand its operations in the northern district of Talensi. This is just the latest bout ...

Two Chinese Nationals Arrested for Allegedly Trying to Bribe a Senior Official in Nigeria’s Anti-Corruption Agency

Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested two Chinese nationals, Meng Wei Kun and Xu Koi, this week for allegedly attempting to bribe the head of the EFCC's office in the northern city of Sokoto. The two were reportedly caught in an undercover sting operation after they ...

New Details, Photos Emerge Following Osun State Raid on an Allegedly Illegal Chinese Mining Operation

Government authorities in the southwestern Nigerian state of Osun released new information and photos about Sunday's raid on an allegedly Chinese-run illegal mining operation. Deputy Chief of Staff to the State Governor, Abdullahi Binuyo (photo top right), said that, in addition ...

A Lawyer’s Perspective on What’s Ahead This Year for Two Controversial Chinese Bauxite Mining Deals in West Africa

University of Maryland legal scholar Zhang Jingjing is one of the world's leading experts on outbound Chinese investment, particularly involving cases that have serious environmental consequences. Over the years, she's been closely following developments in Guinea where Societe Miniere de Boke (SMB), a Singaporean/Chinese consortium, has a ...

China’s Cobalt Mining Giant in the DR Congo is in Trouble (Again)

The phone many of you are using to read this article and all those electric vehicles on the roads rely on cobalt, a strategically vital metal that comes from one of the saddest places on earth in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Most consumers have ...

Why Ghana’s $2b Resource Deal With China Is Not as Risky as Critics Charge

News coverage and social media commentary about the recent deal signed between the Ghanaian government and the Chinese state-owned construction conglomerate Sinohydro is almost universally negative. According to deal, Ghana would exchange 5% of its ...

Ghana Conservation Activists Fight Against China-backed Bauxite Mine in Rainforest

The Awaso bauxite mine is emerging as a critical flashpoint in China-Africa environmental ties and highlights tensions common to many countries between the need for African countries to best exploit its natural resources and the use of Chinese financing for projects in and around the continent's rapidly diminishing ...

IMF Missteps Over Huge China Deal in the DR Congo Proves Costly

In 2007 when China's Exim Bank unveiled a massive $6 billion mining deal in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, it completely rocked the normally-staid world of international development finance. The agreement, known as "The China Deal" or Sicomines, was among the first of ...

A Flash Point in China-Africa Relations Re-Opens in Zambia

When critics of the Chinese in Africa make their case, the Collum coal mine in Zambia is invariably on their list of grievances. The controversial mine has been the site of violent labor disputes that have severely injured, even killed, both Zambians and ...
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