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.
February 11, 2022
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.
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.
May 20, 2021
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.
February 09, 2021
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.
October 16, 2020
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.
August 17, 2020
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?
August 12, 2020
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.
June 24, 2020
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.
June 11, 2020
What to Make of China’s Debt Relief Announcement
By Eleanor Albert
China is instituting the G-20's temporary debt suspension, but how will Beijing reframe the debt narrative in the long term?
June 02, 2020
COVID-19: The Impact on China-Africa Debt
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Linda Calabrese.
June 01, 2020
China and the COVID-19 Debt Crunch
By Hannah Ryder
Is relief from China the answer to the debt woes of COVID-19?