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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
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.

November 08, 2022

Tanzanian President’s Visit to China Means One Thing: Africa’s Agenda Matters.

By Huiyi Chen and Sena Voncujovi
If African countries like Tanzania have any say in the matter, rumors of the BRI’s death are greatly exaggerated.
October 14, 2022

What’s at Stake for Africa in China’s 20th Party Congress?

By Judith Mwai
For African governments, China’s party congress is about more than Xi Jinping.

September 08, 2022

Zambia’s New IMF Deal Shifts China to the Backseat

By Jade Scarfe
Two key features of the IMF deal will have the result – intended or not – of shifting Zambian spending away from Chinese projects.

August 10, 2022

Is China to Blame for Sri Lanka’s Debt Woes?

By Ivory Kairo
China's role in lending to Sri Lanka has expanded in the last 20 years, but fewer Chinese loans would not have saved the country from its current economic crisis.

July 12, 2022

Don’t Sleep on China’s Global Develop­ment Initiative

By Fikayo Akeredolu
China’s GDI was largely overshadowed by the G-7’s new infrastructure initiative. Given both sides' track records, though, that may be a mistake.
June 08, 2022

Will China’s ‘Global Security Initiative’ Catch on?

By Ovigwe Eguegu
China will need to secure buy-in from some other major global players if it wants the GSI to succeed.

May 27, 2022

Is Japan Beginning to Overtake China on Infrastructure Financing in Kenya?

By Patrick Anam
A closer look at the trends and differences in Japanese vs. Chinese lending to Kenya.

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.

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