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.
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.
July 01, 2021
Does China Weaponize Lending?
By Robert Farley
China’s commitment to economic efficiency has always been colored by a desire to maximize political influence.