January 17, 2019 | By Ivo H. Daalder

#AskIvo: Is China’s Investment in Africa a Debt Trap?

China is investing billions of dollars in Africa each year. But is Beijing’s largesse made with the best of intentions? See Council President Ivo Daalder's response in the latest installment of #AskIvo. Also, be sure submit your question for the next episode on Twitter to @IvoHDaalder using #AskIvo.

#AskIvo: Is China’s Investment in Africa a Debt Trap?

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