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Neither a Pandemic nor Economic Crisis Appears to be Slowing China’s Infrastructure Building Spree in Africa

Satellite view of Dar es Salaam where a state-owned Chinese contractor will build a 112km ring road around the city. Image via NASA/public domain.

Regular readers will have noticed the almost daily announcements of Chinese infrastructure projects across Africa. While quantifying all these new contracts is a challenge, it does appear that China’s state-run construction companies’ African operations have been quite resilient during the COVID-19 outbreak and the subsequent economic crisis.

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