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Chinese loans to Africa

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.

A New Database Reveals China’s ‘Secret’ Loans? Think Again.
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.
African Perspectives on China
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.

COVID-19 Spells Trouble for China in East Africa
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.

China, the World Bank, and African Debt: A War of Words
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?

Did Nigeria Really Cede Its Sovereignty to China in a Loan Agreement?
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.

Putting a Dollar Amount on China’s Loans to the Developing World
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.
What to Make of China’s Debt Relief Announcement
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?

COVID-19: The Impact on China-Africa Debt
June 02, 2020

COVID-19: The Impact on China-Africa Debt

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Linda Calabrese.

China and the COVID-19 Debt Crunch
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?

Chinese Debt Relief: Fact and Fiction
April 15, 2020

Chinese Debt Relief: Fact and Fiction

By Deborah Brautigam 
COVID-19 has increased calls for China to forgive old loans. Time to sort out the facts and the fiction about how China manages debt in troubled times.
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.

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