Friday, November 3, 2023

China-Africa Debt Relations

 South Africa's Institute for Security Studies published on 2 November 2023 a brief paper titled "Navigating the Complex Terrain of China-Africa Debt Relations" by Jana De Kluiver.  

Public debt in Africa has surged to $1.8 trillion.  China extended loans exceeding $170 million to 49 African nations and regional institutions between 2000 and 2022.  This paper is a summary of a longer report that comments on China's role in African debt.