Despite debt concerns, Ethiopia and other governments express support for the Belt and Road initiative and went to Beijing to negotiate for more Chinese financing, writes Silja Fröhlich for Deutsche Welle.
China's Belt and Road Forum - Are New Funding Options Needed?
Deutsche Welle, 26 April 2019
African leaders attending a Road and Belt forum in China are looking for new funding and to renegotiate existing debts. China already invests widely in African infrastructure. Do… Read more »
President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) greets Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on April 25, 2019 ahead of the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.
Belt & Road Initiative - a Chance for Zimbabwe
The Herald, 29 April 2019
This is a full text of a speech delivered by Zimbabwe's Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services and head of delegation to the just-ended Belt Road Initiative… Read more »
CS Juma Says Beijing Visit Was Anchored On Trade, Not Just Borrowing
Capital FM, 27 April 2019
Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma has assured that the relationship between Kenya and China is still strong despite failing to secure Sh368 billion meant for the SGR… Read more »
Why China Refused to Finance Railway It Initially Backed
Nation, 27 April 2019
It can now be revealed that difficult loan conditions were responsible for Kenya's failure to get funding for the second phase of the SGR. Read more »
China's Reprieve On Interest-Free Loan Only
Addis Standard, 25 April 2019
It has come to the attention of Addis Standard that China's pledge to write off Ethiopia's debt is related only to interest-free loan, and not "interest on all loans", as was… Read more »
BRI Forum Pushes for Cooperation in Human Resource Development
Daily News, 29 April 2019
PARTICIPANTS to the second Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) forum have underscored the importance of strengthening cooperation in human resource development, education and people's… Read more »
The corporation is also holding talks to finance a system that will ensure the railway, its passengers, goods and equipment travel securely through populated regions in its ... Read more »
The proposed Mamamah International Airport, named after its host community, will be constructed by the China Railway Seventh Group, with the work planned to take four years. Read more »
At a summit in Beijing, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced that his country will cobble together a massive budget for the world's most ambitious infrastructure project. Read more »
China's ambitious and visionary Belt and Road Initiative involves underwriting billions of dollars of infrastructure investment in countries along the old Silk Road - an ancient ... Read more »
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