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Hundreds Protest in Uganda Capital Against Chinese Traders

Rodney Muhumuza Wednesday, April 19, 2017

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Years of growing animosity at Chinese traders turned into a protest by hundreds in Uganda's capital on Wednesday against what local businesses called unfair competition, while the mayor warned against the tensions turning into xenophobic attacks.

Hundreds of Ugandan traders protested in Kampala, some carrying placards urging Chinese traders to leave. Many Ugandans accuse Chinese traders of moving to this East African country as serious investors but then setting up businesses in small trade. Many Ugandan merchants want the Chinese restricted to large business ventures. ...

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