A minister in the Ghanaian government believes Beijing may have started retaliating for the deportation of thousands of Chinese nationals in a crackdown on the plunder of the country's gold by illegal miners.
When Su Zhenyu arrived in Ghana in 1995 to live his African dream, there were barely 100 Chinese people in the small, resource-rich country. In the 18 years since, the 42-year-old Guangxi native has made a living in many different ways, including translator, casino manager, salesman and even as powerbroker between Beijing and Ghana's gold miners.
All Chinese mine workers in Ghana will be given assistance to return home voluntarily, the Chinese embassy in Ghana said yesterday, with the Ghanaian authorities agreeing to stop detaining Chinese on roads between mining sites and the capital, Accra.
Huang Renzhong's striped parasol stands out against the muddy cliff of excavated earth.
The horizon is fringed with the tall trees of the Ghanaian rainforest, but for Huang, this dilapidated shelter is his only shade from the sweltering tropical sun.
Henan authorities have ordered a condom maker to suspend sales of its products, recently found to be problematic in Ghana, because they could tarnish the reputation of Chinese exports to Africa. The Henan Food and Drug Administration launched a product quality probe and banned the sale of condoms made by the Xibei Latex Company.
President John Dramani Mahama has been declared the winner of a closely fought poll, but the opposition is claiming fraud in a nation that is seen as a model of African democracy.
Ghanaian incumbent John Dramani Mahama was on Sunday declared the winner of closely fought presidential polls, but the opposition alleged fraud in a nation that has been seen as a model of African democracy.
Authorities yesterday blamed faulty construction for the collapse of a five-story building in Ghana's capital that killed at least nine people and trapped dozens of others until they were freed by crews picking through broken concrete with axes.
More people than initially thought remain trapped beneath a collapsed four-storey department store in a suburb of Ghana’s capital Accra that killed at least seven people the previous day, officials said on Thursday.
Police in Ghana are investigating the death of a 16-year-old Chinese boy killed during a crackdown by security forces on illegal gold mining, the deputy foreign minister said on Sunday.