Chinese Investment Key to Improving Infrastructure in Africa

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta talks to construction workers at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport expansion project in Nairobi, Kenya, Dec. 3, 2013 (AP photo by Kenya Presidential Press Services-HO).
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta talks to construction workers at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport expansion project in Nairobi, Kenya, Dec. 3, 2013 (AP photo by Kenya Presidential Press Services-HO).

Last week, China and the African Union (AU) agreed on a deal to develop transportation infrastructure across Africa. In an email interview, Ross Anthony, interim director of the Centre for Chinese Studies in Cape Town, discussed Chinese investment in Africa. WPR: How ambitious is the recent memorandum of understanding between China and the African Union on infrastructure development, and how does it compare to previous Chinese investments on the continent? Ross Anthony: The announcements of infrastructure projects involving China and Africa and the actual financing and execution of the projects themselves are very different things. While the deal sounds incredibly […]

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