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The Optics of China Paying For Kenya’s New Foreign Ministry Building Just Looks Awful

Kenya is a middle-income country with a $100 billion economy and it still can't afford to pay for its own $35 million foreign ministry building? Really? They spent $6 billion on a railroad and the government can't figure out a way ...

New Report Highlights China’s Indispensable Role in Building African Infrastructure

African infrastructure financing is in freefall, plummeting from $100 billion annually in 2014 to just $31 billion last year, according to a new report published by the global law firm Baker McKenzie. It appears that both bilateral and ...

Between the Cut in Chinese Lending and COVID, 2020 Was a Tough Year for East Africa’s Infrastructure Development

The financial crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic combined with a curtailment in Chinese lending contributed to a 35% drop in the number of infrastructure construction projects in East Africa, and a 47% plunge in the value of those projects, according to Deloitte's ...

Data Reveals Africa’s Inefficient Distribution of Road Building Projects Financed by China and the World Bank

The Brookings Institution today showcased some of the findings from an earlier working paper by Harvard doctoral student Tilman Graff who studied the spatial inefficiencies of Africa’s transportation industry and its impact on trade. According to Graff, road building projects financed ...

Ugandans Unhappy That Chinese-Built Road is Falling Apart Soon After It Was Built, But the Contractor May Not Be To Blame

Residents in northern Uganda are expressing disappointment that a $25 million, 106-kilometer Chinese-built road is pockmarked with dangerous potholes just six years after it opened. The Gulu-Atiak-Nimule highway is a key transport link to the border with South Sudan and is ...

Kenya to Finally Extend the SGR to the Ugandan Border… Without Any Chinese Financing

Kenya's parliament approved funds to extend the Standard Gauge Railway from Naivasha in the Rift Valley all the way to Malaba on the border with Uganda. Several years ago, this extension was known as "SGR Phase 3." President Uhuru Kenyatta's requests for the financing of this phase ...

Africa’s Newest Chinese-Financed and Constructed Railway Begins Operating in Nigeria

The newest Chinese-built railway in Africa is now officially in service following a Tweet on Monday from the office of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari that launched the new Lagos to Ibadan line. The $1.59 billion standard gauge railway was 

Construction Begins on a Massive New Chinese-Financed Cultural Center in Kinshasa

The Chinese embassy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo announced that construction had begun on an enormous new art and cultural center in the capital Kinshasa. Work on the enormous new facility had been delayed due to COVID-19.

Algeria Opened the New Chinese-Built Mega Mosque

Algeria's new Grand Mosque, the largest mosque in Africa, hosted its first public prayers yesterday -- 18 months after the China State Construction Engineering Corporation completed construction. The new mosque, known locally as the Djamaa El-Djazair, occupies ...

A New Chinese-Built Egyptian Capital is Rising Out of the Sand Near Cairo

Egypt's new administrative capital located 45 kilometers outside of the current capital in Cairo is now taking shape and with towers rising from the barren, sandy landscape. The project's being built and financed by the state-owned construction giant China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC).
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