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Is Kenya dropping China loans for private deals?

Is Kenya dropping China loans for private deals?

Phase 2A of Kenya's standard gauge railway line from Nairobi-Naivasha. The project was financed by the Chinese. PHOTO | AFP Is Kenya shifting its engagement with China from “loans diplomacy” to private investments? This past week’s visit to Nairobi by Yang Jiechi, the...

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Japan Cannot Stop China From Owning Africa — It’s Too Late

Japan Cannot Stop China From Owning Africa — It’s Too Late

© 2019 Bloomberg Finance LP Japan cannot stop China from owning Africa. When it comes to votes of African nations in international agencies, that is. It’s too late. China already owns the votes of most Africa nations. Japan has a new mission in Africa: to save it from...

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Why Africa’s Industrialization Won’t Look Like China’s

Why Africa’s Industrialization Won’t Look Like China’s

China designed and executed a policy that shrank the industrialization process in a mere 25 years — something that many economies took at least a century to do. That redesign has brought immense dislocation in global commerce and industry, enabling China to become one...

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Chinese demand threatens to wipe out Kenya’s donkeys

Chinese demand threatens to wipe out Kenya’s donkeys

Animal rights activists want Kenya’s donkey abattoirs closed to stop unsustainable trade Villagers transport water with the help of their donkeys near Mount Kenya (Image: Alamy) Growing demand for donkey meat and skin in China is causing a sharp decline in the animals...

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Japan has a plan to challenge China’s influence in Africa

Japan has a plan to challenge China’s influence in Africa

Tokyo calling Dozens of African leaders trooped into Yokohama city on Japan’s Pacific coast in late August and heard prime minister Shinzo Abe promise that Japan’s private sector will invest $20 billion over three years in Africa. What’s more, said Abe, Tokyo would...

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China’s invisible presence at Japan’s TICAD 7

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Finance Minister Taro Aso pose for a photo with African Union chairperson and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, other leaders of African nations and representatives of...

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