From Gold Mine to Land Mine – The Chinese in Ghana

After the release of more than 160 Chinese nationals who were detained in Ghana for illegal gold mining, What’s on Weibo’s Manya Koetse identifies distorted expectations in Chinese–Ghanaian employment relations as an...

Ghana Begins Releasing Detained Gold Miners

Ghana has released 124 of the Chinese gold miners it arrested for immigration violations, according to the Chinese embassy, with immigration authorities promising to release the remaining 45 detainees on Monday. From Mimi Lau of...

Family of Miners Arrested in Ghana Rally for Support

The SCMP reports that family and friends of at least 160 workers who were arrested in Ghana on Wednesday are rallying the government to provide assistance in Shanglin county, Guangxi, home to two thirds of more than 50,000...

Eastern Promise in Guangzhou’s Little Africa

While China’s presence in Africa attracts ever more attention, Kit Gillet explores the other side of the coin in Guangzhou’s “Little Africa”: “When it comes to Africa, the US and Europe think about aid,...

Ghana’s Gold Sparks Conflict With China

As China seeks to solidify its influence in Africa, Africa’s Chinese diaspora has been under pressure. With tensions increasing in Africa, China’s Foreign Ministry is now claiming that Ghana has detained more than 90...

China in Africa: Perspectives from Ghana

And speaking of China in Africa, China Talking Points blog points us to a video produced by Edward Bishop with looks at attitudes toward Chinese in Ghana among Ghanaian citizens and the Chinese living there: China in Africa from...

African View: China’s New Long March

For the BBC, Ghanaian writer and former government minister Elizabeth Ohene writes about China’s impact on Africa: Sixty years of communism in the People’s Republic has lulled some people into forgetting just what...



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