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Reminder: Africa Doesn’t Have a Chinese Debt Problem, About 10 African Countries Do

The South China Morning Post’s Inkstone team published a brief analysis today showcasing data from the China-Africa Research Initiative (CARI) at Johns Hopkins University. It provides a fresh reminder that the Chinese debt crisis in Africa is confined to a relatively small number of countries.

The data also reveals Angola’s outsized role in the Chinese debt issue, taking up just under a third of the total amount of Chinese loans on the continent. 

For more detailed information on China’s lending in Africa, visit CARI’s new interactive loan database at

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