No go-go: China’s belt through Africa hits a roadblock

The BRI slowdown has been attributed to Covid-19, Beijing’s waning appetite for foreign investments and African debt

22 November 2021 - 20:53 By Duncan Miriri

Deep in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley, members of the National Youth Service tirelessly swing machetes to clear dense shrubs obscuring railway tracks more than a century old.

It’s a distinctly low-tech phase for China’s Belt and Road drive in Africa to create the trade highways of the future...

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