Debt trap? Chinese loans and Africa’s development options

Africa’s growing public debt has sparked a renewed global debate about debt sustainability on the continent. This is largely owing to the emergence of China as a major financier of African infrastructure, resulting in a narrative that China is using debt to gain geopolitical leverage by trapping poor countries in unsustainable loans.

Expertise on China-Africa ties for Beijing Summit

The third summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation takes place in Beijing from 3 to 4 September. President Cyril Ramaphosa is on a state visit to China and will co-chair this year’s summit.