President Xi Jinping at the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation 2018. (Photo/EPA).

‘You Don’t Negotiate With China’, African Officials Said: Wrong. Here Are 4 Things They Need To Start Doing To Get Better Deals

Kenyas Chinese financed diesel train railway cost $3.2 billion for 472 kilometres of track. The more expensive
electric train line from Addis Ababa to Djibouti $3.4 billion – for 756 kilometres.


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These kinds of markets are king in many parts of Africa. (Photo/IFPRI/Flickr).

Possibly Up To 40% Of Africa’s Regional Trade Is Informal: We Need To Get To The Bottom Of It

Official statistics underestimate total trade between Benin and Nigeria by 50% for imports, and by about 85% for exports.


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Fishing boats in Hout Bay, South Africa. In most of Africa, in the decades to come the boats will not sail as there will be hardly any fish to catch. (Photo/Andrew Ashton/Flickr).

How Climate Change Might Hit African Fisheries: Catches Could Fall By Record 60% In Parts Of The Continent

In East Africa, ocean warming has already destroyed parts of the coral reef where certain species live, and reduced fish stocks. In parts of West Africa rising sea levels have resulted in the flooding of coastal zones.