China’s new ambassador to Burkina Faso, Lu Shan, meets interim president Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba on Thursday. Photo: Handout
China’s new ambassador to Burkina Faso, Lu Shan, meets interim president Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba on Thursday. Photo: Handout

China-Africa relations: Beijing’s ambassador to Burkina Faso works to make up ground on delayed projects

  • Lu Shan is the second Chinese ambassador to Burkina Faso since the country switched its diplomatic allegiance from Taipei to Beijing in 2018
  • Realisation of projects by China is difficult in Burkina Faso because nation is influenced by Westerners who preferred Taiwan, says activist

China’s new ambassador to Burkina Faso, Lu Shan, meets interim president Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba on Thursday. Photo: Handout
China’s new ambassador to Burkina Faso, Lu Shan, meets interim president Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba on Thursday. Photo: Handout
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