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First lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo
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Ghanaians In China Charged To Project Ghana

The First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has urged Ghanaians living and working in China to project the good name of Ghana as they seek more knowledge to help develop the country. ‘There is a lot to learn from China, therefore, those of you here should learn and bring the knowledge […]

Chinese-donated patrol boat
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Ghana commissions Chinese patrol boats

Ghana’s navy has commissioned into service four patrol boats donated by China. The commissioning ceremony was held on 31 October, according to a statement by the Chinese Embassy on 8 November, and was attended by Chinese Ambassador to Ghana Sun Baohong at Secondi port as well as Ghana’s defence minister […]

Half of the population in Ghana's Northern Region lives below the poverty line, yet the slot machines are almost everywhere. (Noah Fowler / For The Times)
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One-armed bandits hit the savanna: Inside the Chinese-led gambling epidemic in rural Ghana

When the machines arrived last winter, the villagers were mesmerized. In Zamashegu, a farming community of 1,000 people in northern Ghana, they may as well have come from outer space — four electric slot machines installed in two roadside shacks, chirping and clattering, bathing the packed-dirt walls in a pale, […]

The United States established Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Credit
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U.S. Wary of Its New Neighbor in Djibouti: A Chinese Naval Base

DJIBOUTI — The two countries keep dozens of intercontinental nuclear missiles pointed at each other’s cities. Their frigates and fighter jets occasionally face off in the contested waters of the South China Sea. With no shared border, China and the United States mostly circle each other from afar, relying on […]

The Ethiopian and Djibouti governments have inaugurated the first and the longest electric railway line in East Africa built with the help of two Chinese firms and a Chinese bank.

Joyous Africans Take to the Rails, With China’s Help

DJIBOUTI — The 10:24 a.m. train out of Djibouti’s capital drew some of the biggest names in the Horn of Africa last month. Serenaded by a chorus of tribal singers, the crush of African leaders, European diplomats and pop icons climbed the stairs of the newly built train station and […]

Ghana's Minister of Finance Ken Ofori-Atta

Ghana seeks ‘enhanced relationship’ with China: finance minister

Ghana’s new government will seek to enhance its relationship with China in order to help develop its economy, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta told reporters on Sunday. He said the ministry would on Monday hold its second meeting with the Chinese embassy since President Nana Akufo-Addo was sworn in on Jan. […]

A large steel plant in Inner Mongolia, China, in November. To meet China’s targets to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, authorities are pushing to shut down privately owned steel, coal, and other high-polluting factories scattered across rural areas. Credit Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

China Wants to Be a Climate Change Watchdog, but Can’t Yet Lead by Example

BEIJING — President-elect Donald J. Trump has called climate change a hoax created by China and said he would cancel an international accord to curb greenhouse gas emissions. But leaders of other nations, including China, are rolling up their sleeves for the hard work of putting that deal into practice. […]

An 8-year-old practicing dribbling at the Evergrande Football School in Qingyuan, a city in southern China. Students swarm the fields nearly every day in an effort to achieve soccer glory.
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President Xi’s Great Chinese Soccer Dream

QINGYUAN, China — The 48 soccer fields of the vast Evergrande Football School in south China seem barely enough for its 2,800 students. Against a backdrop of school spires that seem modeled on Hogwarts, the young athletes swarm onto the fields nearly every day, kicking, dribbling and passing in the […]

Julia and Kevin Garratt gave their account of their arrest and detention in an interview on Dec. 12, nearly three months after being reunited in Canada. Credit Ian Willms for The New York Times

Couple Held in China Are Free, but ‘Even Now We Live Under a Cloud’

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — When the restaurant elevator doors opened onto a crowd of people, many holding video cameras, Kevin and Julia Garratt thought they had stumbled into a wedding party. But this was no celebration. In a flash, the Garratts were snatched by men and shoved into separate cars. They […]

Hundreds of thousands of migratory birds, including the endangered Siberian crane, gathering for the winter at Poyang, China’s largest freshwater lake, in Jiangxi Province. Credit Visual China Group, via Getty Images

As China’s Largest Freshwater Lake Shrinks, Solution Faces Criticism

HONG KONG — Long celebrated as China’s largest freshwater lake, Poyang reaches more than three times the expanse of Los Angeles in the summer wet season. It is home to the rare Yangtze finless porpoise, and its mud flats are the primary winter feeding grounds for thousands of birds that […]