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China Hands Over Keys to the Railway As African Countries Take Control of 2 Major Belt and Road Projects

Via South China Morning Post, an article on China handing over the keys to the railway as African countries take control of 2 major belt and road projects: The Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway and the Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway have both had recent handovers from Chinese operators Observers say training workers is part of China’s localisation […]

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The Challenge with Chinese Investment in Ethiopia’s Industrialization Push

Via Semafor, a report on Chinese investment into Ethiopia: Ethiopia’s state-backed bid to drive industrialization and transform its economy over the last couple of decades has had plenty of support from Chinese investors and operators to create jobs and opportunities for a rapidly growing population. While that support has been welcomed, it’s been rare for […]

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China and Russia Are Beating the US in Africa

Via Bloomberg, commentary on a proposed new strategy for Washington to center on giving four “anchor” African countries preference in economic and military support: Africa, with 60% of the arable land on the planet, 30% of the mineral reserves and a population approaching 1.5 billion, is an increasingly vital region for global security. Unfortunately, the US has not been […]

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‘Made In Ethiopia’: New Documentary About China’s Expansion Into Africa

Ethiopia’s state-backed bid to drive industrialization and transform its economy over the last couple of decades has had plenty of support from Chinese investors and operators to create jobs and opportunities for a rapidly growing population.  And, while that support has been welcomed, it’s been rare for policymakers or civil society to take a step […]

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Egypt, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Rwanda … Agreements with Russia’s Rosatom Nuclear Energy Agency on the Rise

Via The Africa Report, a report on how – from coast to coast – agreements between African countries and Russia’s Rosatom nuclear energy arm continue to flourish, but actual progress on the ground is a different story: “We need, if it is possible, to build a nuclear power station to produce electricity.” At the Russia-Africa […]

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Djibouti vs Berbera: A Deep-Sea Duel

Courtesy of The Africa Report, a look at how – by looking to increase its maritime access in recent months – landlocked Ethiopia has rekindled a rivalry between its two neighbouring ports. But it looks to be an unequal battle, with Djibouti on top for the foreseeable future: Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s recurrent demands for […]

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