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Ghana to screen China arrivals for Covid-19

Ghana has imposed travel restrictions on passengers from China over coronavirus concerns. The restriction which will take effect on Friday follows China’s decision to drop its Covid-19 controls in December last year. Ghanaian authorities said passengers from China will be tested at the airport for free and must also present a negative test result 48 hours before arrival. Ghanaian authorities issue… Read More
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Morocco bans travellers arriving from China over COVID surge

Morocco has imposed a ban on people arriving from China effective Tuesday, Jan. 3 as it makes effort to prevent a wave of Covid-19 infections. The foreign ministry said all nationalities arriving from China will be hit with this ban. Several countries have imposed restrictions on travellers from China due to a surge in COVID-19 cases. Morocco is a top… Read More
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ECOWAS Heads of State meet for an ordinary session in Abuja

– – The Sixty-Second Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) would take place on Sunday in Abuja, Nigeria. The Heads of State will be considering reports from the Council of Ministers meeting, which held from December 01 to 02, 2022, in Abuja. The West African leaders… Read More
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Nigeria’s first deep seaport built by China

– – Nigeria’s first deep sea port in the city of Lagos has been handed over to the government after its completion. Built by the China Harbor Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC), the huge project is expected to boost the country’s maritime sector. The Lekki Deep Sea Port is the largest seaport in Nigeria, and one of the biggest in West… Read More
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Chinese ‘police stations’ operating in Africa

– – The Chinese government is operating its own police stations in Nigeria, Tanzania and Lesotho to deal with criminal activities of its citizens abroad. This Chinese form of policing has seen the Asian giant refuse to cooperate with local policing authorities in foreign countries while establishing its own methods of dealing with its alleged criminal citizens. According to an… Read More
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8 feared dead after Chinese vessel sinks in Ghana waters

– – At least 8 people are feared dead as the Ghana Navy ended its search for survivors on a Chinese vessel that sunk in Ghana’s Western Region. The Chinese fishing vessel, MV Comforter 2 has sunk along the Elmina – Takoradi marine waters. Reports indicate that its last known position was 46 nautical miles South of Saltpond. Information gathered also… Read More
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Rwandan court jails Chinese man for beating men tied on tree

– – A Chinese man has been jailed for twenty years for beating his employees while they were tied to a tree in Rwanda. Sun Shujun was sentenced by a Rwandan court after he was put on trial for torture for his action which was captured on video. He was arrested after the video of his action went viral. A… Read More
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China’s trade with Africa grows to record highs

– – According to China’s Ministry of Commerce, trade between China and Africa increased by 40.5 percent year-on-year in the first seven months of 2021, and was valued at a record high of USD 139.1 billion. The Ministry noted that African products were increasingly being recognised in the Chinese market, and that imports from Africa into China increased by 46.3%… Read More
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Ghana panics after China begins exporting cocoa beans

– – Some Ghanaians are panicking over reports of the Chinese entry into the cocoa industry. The Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences recently reported that the Chinese island of Hainan has exported cocoa beans to Belgium. The first consignment of 500 kg of cocoa beans amounted to some $3,600. Ghana’s COCOBOD, the agency that handles issues related to cocoa farming and… Read More
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China’s Covid-19 anal swab test policy angers foreign visitors

– – China has made it compulsory for foreign travelers to that country to undertake anal swab tests for COVID-19. The move has angered many visitors who consider it inconvenient and even psychological traumatic. Beijing, Shanghai and the port city of Qingdao are some of the cities requiring the checks, in addition to nasal or throat swab tests. The anal… Read More