DUNKWA — MUSA KAREEM LEANED against his taxi, a 1997 Daewoo Tico, looking in the direction of a large house in the mining district of Dunkwa in Ghana’s Central Region. It was normally his favourite spot for picking up passengers. A group of over 20 Chinese immigrants lived in the house, and unlike his Ghanaian passengers, they never asked for a discount in his fares. “They keep their word and always give you the amount they promise to pay,” he said. “The Chinese are different from some of the people who live in this town.”

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