China has invested heavily in countries along this RBI route, something that wins it more friends than does Russia’s siloviki (security services) driven and heavy-handed exploitation of their resources.
This piece dramatises why the West needs to do a lot more to wean Africa away from China. Between Tazara in the early 70s and China’s African return in late 90s, Africa witnessed deepening infrastructure deficit.
Guinea granted the company a concession allowing it to build and operate the 135-kilometer (84-mile) railway for 33 years before returning it to the state- Mining Minister, Abdoulaye Magassouba
China on Wednesday debuted a high-speed Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) that can operate under temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees Celsius in Beijing.Xinhua丨Updated: January 7, 2021 China on Wednesday debuted a high-speed Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) that can operate under temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees Celsius in Beijing. […]
By Uche Igwe The economic relationship between China and many African countries continues to grow, alongside speculation that the Chinese government has a hidden agenda. Many see sovereign immunity clauses in Chinese loan agreements as a ploy to re-colonise Africa from the back, while others ask whether these loans form a debt-trap […]