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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
February 13, 2024

What South African Rooibos Tea Can Tell Us About Africa-China Trade Flows

By Rosie Wigmore
The example of South Africa’s famous tea variety speaks to unfinished business in expanding African exports to China – including Beijing’s recognition of African Geographical Indications.

January 24, 2024

What the China-Maldives-India Triangle Tells Us About 21st Century Balancing

By Ovigwe Eguegu
Is India really “out” and China “in” for the Maldives? And what does this case tell us about the emerging approach of smaller states in great power competition?
January 13, 2024

Previewing the Chinese Foreign Minister’s Visit to Africa

By Yixin Yu and Ovigwe Eguegu
Wang Yi’s inaugural trip of 2024 will touch on diplomacy, economics, and security issues on the African continent. 

January 11, 2024

What Lies Ahead for Chinese Lending to Africa?

By Trevor Lwere
Despite much talk of a slowdown, there is reason to believe that Chinese loans to African countries will increase in 2024.

November 03, 2023

What Did the 3rd Belt and Road Forum Mean for Africa?

By Trevor Lwere
There has been much talk of a perceived slowdown in BRI lending, but African leaders are still looking to China to advance development goals.

September 22, 2023

China and Zambia: A New Chapter Beyond Debt?

By Huiyi Chen
The Zambian president’s visit to China moved the relationship beyond debt and reset to a focus on growth.
September 06, 2023

The Latest China-Africa Leaders Dialogue: What Has Changed?

By Ovigwe Eguegu and Hannah Ryder
A brief meeting on the sidelines of the BRICS summit was the first chance for many African leaders to speak with Xi Jinping since the pandemic began.

July 19, 2023

Will Africa Rather Than China Be the Peacemaker in the Russia-Ukraine War?

By Ovigwe Eguegu
Africa's proposal for an end to the war is broadly similar to China's, but there are some important differences.

June 29, 2023

Does the China-Africa Trade Expo Matter?

By Ovigwe Eguegu and Hannah Ryder
The third China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo (CAETE) will need to build on past lessons and successes to really reshape China-Africa trade.

April 24, 2023

China-Gabon Relations Get an Upgrade

By Yixin Yu
What are China’s interests in the Central African state, and vice versa?

February 22, 2023

China’s Debt Relief Position Is Actually Reasonable

By Etsehiwot Kebret and Hannah Ryder
China is right to say that the World Bank and IMF need to engage in debt relief. Many African debtor countries think the same thing.
January 11, 2023

What Will African Leaders Seek to Gain From Welcoming China’s New Foreign Minister?

By Yixin Yu and Charlie Zong
A look at the priorities the AU, Ethiopia, Gabon, Angola, Benin, and Egypt have for their relationships with China.

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