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 […]

•Probe implementation of $849m rail project •China may not sign $5.3bn Ibadan-Kano rail loan if probe continues, Amaechi warns The House of Representatives on Tuesday raised alarm over lethal clauses in Article 8(1) of the commercial loan agreement signed between Nigeria and Export-Import Bank of China which allegedly “wills the sovereignty […]

As US/China confrontation intensifies, a railway advocacy group, African Railway Roundtable has called on African leaders to be prepared for likely impact of the feud on Africa’s ties with both superpowers. In the statement signed by its Director, Olawale Rasheed, the group recalled recent sanctions on some Chinese companies as […]

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