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China’s Investment Drive and Africa’s Disjointed Infrastructure
December 21, 2021

China’s Investment Drive and Africa’s Disjointed Infrastructure

By Oluwatosin Adeshokan
The Lagos-Ibadan train line joins a list of disjointed infrastructure projects taken up on the African continent by Chinese firms.

Do Chinese Infrastructure Loans Promote Business Startups in African Countries?
May 28, 2021

Do Chinese Infrastructure Loans Promote Business Startups in African Countries?

By Jonathan Munemo
New research shows Chinese loans provide a significant boost to entrepreneurs in Africa.
China’s Infrastructure-Heavy Model for African Growth Is Failing
July 30, 2020

China’s Infrastructure-Heavy Model for African Growth Is Failing

By Thierry Pairault
In Ethiopia and Kenya, the attractive illusion of the “China model” has had grave financial consequences.

How Japan Can Help Africa Escape China’s ‘Debt Trap’
March 29, 2019

How Japan Can Help Africa Escape China’s ‘Debt Trap’

By Xiaochen Su
Japan should export its profitable public transport business model to help African countries repay Chinese infrastructure loans.

Revisiting Chinese Transportation Projects in Ethiopia
January 26, 2019

Revisiting Chinese Transportation Projects in Ethiopia

By Istvan Tarrosy and Zoltán Vörös
A year later, the authors revisit two major projects in Addis Ababa to see what has changed – and what hasn’t.

China and Ethiopia, Part 1: The Light Railway System
February 13, 2018

China and Ethiopia, Part 1: The Light Railway System

By Istvan Tarrosy and Zoltán Vörös
Time is ticking to repay Ethiopia's light rail debt, which is not going to be easy without making sufficient profit.

Why Chinese Infrastructure Loans in Africa Represent a Brand-New Type of Neocolonialism
June 09, 2017

Why Chinese Infrastructure Loans in Africa Represent a Brand-New Type of Neocolonialism

By Xiaochen Su
How will African countries repay massive debts to China?
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