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Development Reimagined

Development Reimagined is an African-led international development consultancy with headquarters in China, and offices in Kenya and the UK.

The team have expertise in the fields of economic development, diplomacy, environment and public relations, and with a special focus on the relationships between African countries and China.
Posts by Development Reimagined
May 05, 2022

Why Did Chinese Loans to Africa Fall So Much in 2020?

By Etsehiwot Kebret and Yike Fu
Of course the COVID-19 pandemic played a role, but there is another factor at play: pressure from international organizations to avoid debt.

April 29, 2022

China Will Help Restructure Zambia’s Debt. What Exactly Does That Mean?

By Hannah Ryder
China will work with the “Paris Club” on Zambia’s debt. Is that good or bad for Zambia?
March 28, 2022

What Did China’s Flurry of African Engagements Have to Do With Ukraine?

By Lauren Ashmore
Some analysts suggested Beijing was seeking to shore up international support for its position on the Ukraine war. Maybe, but that wasn’t the major impetus for the recent series of bilateral meetings.

March 10, 2022

Does China’s Position on the Russia-Ukraine War Matter to African Countries?

By Ovigwe Eguegu
Analysts and officials in the U.S. and Europe have been sharply critical of China’s stance. But the view from African countries is different.

February 25, 2022

China’s Relationship With Argentina Goes Far Beyond the Falklands/Malvinas Dispute

By Osaru Omosigho
The focus on China’s support for Argentina in the territorial dispute overshadows more important parts of the relationship, especially in trade and finance.

February 17, 2022

What Does China’s Horn of Africa Envoy Mean for Its Non-Intervention Principle?

By Ovigwe Eguegu
China’s approach to security issues is meant to be in line with African frameworks, in accordance with the principle of non-intervention.
January 27, 2022

Barbados’ New Republic: A Win for China?

By Judith Mwai and Lauren Ashmore
Centering Barbados’ decision to end ties with the British monarchy around China only underscores the problem: The U.K.'s lack of interest in Barbados and similar countries.

December 15, 2021

What Does Asia’s Omicron Response Reveal About the Region’s Approach to Africa?

By Ferdinando Cinotto
The U.S. and European countries implemented prejudicial travel bans targeting Southern Africa. Has Asia followed suit?

December 06, 2021

Is the Africa-China Relationship at Its Lowest or Highest Level Yet?

By Leah Lynch, Hannah Ryder, and Jing Cai
A focus on a supposed drop in Chinese financing overlooks the commitment to strengthen relations in other key areas of importance to African leaders.

November 29, 2021

Are African Governments Expecting Too Much From FOCAC?

By Lauren Ashmore
The case of Africa’s agricultural exports to China highlights the progress made through FOCAC agreements -- and the road still left to travel.

November 22, 2021

The Quiet China-Africa Revolution: Chinese Investment

By Yike Fu
While loans take the lion’s share of the focus, Chinese FDI in Africa has also been growing at a rapid clip.
October 29, 2021

What Zambia’s New Debt Reveal Tells Us About the ‘China Debt Trap’ Theory

By Ferdinando Cinotto
The data, once again, do not back up the prevailing narrative.

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