A Tale of 3 Nations: Debt Restructuring in Ghana, Zambia, and Sri Lanka
By Dilmini Hasintha Abeyrathne
What three different countries can tell us about the global debt problem – and China’s role in both debt distress and debt relief.
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.
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.
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.
African Opportunities in China-Africa Relations
By Ndidi Akahara
African countries have the agency to use relations with China to their own advantage. Whether African leaders will use their power to benefit their people is another question.
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.
A New Database Reveals China’s ‘Secret’ Loans? Think Again.
By Leah Lynch, Patrick Anam, and Judith Mwai
Borrower countries have more control over the terms of Chinese loans – including transparency – than the prevailing narrative suggests.
African Perspectives on China
Abdul-Gafar Tobi Oshodi, Hannah Ryder, and Bob Wekesa discuss the many variations of African views on China, from pessimism to optimism and everything in between.
COVID-19 Spells Trouble for China in East Africa
By Abdou Rahim Lema and Samu Ngwenya
From debt to trade deficits, the pandemic is highlighting existing problems in China’s relationship with the East African Community.
China, the World Bank, and African Debt: A War of Words
By Deborah Brautigam
Will the rising hostility between the United States and China make a comprehensive approach to debt relief more difficult in Africa?
Did Nigeria Really Cede Its Sovereignty to China in a Loan Agreement?
By Laure Deron
A legal review of the public debate sparked by a Nigeria-China commercial loan agreement.
Putting a Dollar Amount on China’s Loans to the Developing World
By Yufan Huang and Deborah Brautigam
At long last, we now know how much poor country governments owe China.