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Coronavirus: China denies discrimination against Africans

Eye on Africa

Eye on Africa

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Africans and the African diaspora have become victims of anti-foreigner sentiment in parts of China. In the city of Guangzhou, some homeowners reportedly evicted their black tenants, leaving them to sleep on the streets. All of this due to irrational coronavirus fears…A group of African ambassadors warned Beijing of these cases. China’s Foreign Ministry responded, denying that there’s discrimination against Africans in the country.  

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Also on the show: we discuss food shortages as a result of the Covid19 outbreak with World Resources Institute’s Vice President Wanjira Mathai. Disruptions in supply chains are set to have devastating effects on poor countries who rely on importing their food. 

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