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.