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    Default Chinese Investments in Sub-Saharan African Ports: no thanks

    Caught this news report a little late on an unheard of website 'Construction Kenya':
    Tanzania President John Magufuli has indefinitely suspended plans to construct what would have been East Africa’s largest port in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, after disagreeing with Chinese investors on the terms of the highly ambitious infrastructure project.
    There is a little more detail on:https://www.constructionkenya.com/31...-construction/

    Might have missed this:
    In October 2018, for example, Sierra Leone cancelled plans to build a $318 million (Sh32 billion) China-funded airport outside the capital Freetown.....While cancelling the project, President Julius Maada Bio, said Sierra Leone could not afford to repay the loan – adding that priority should be to make Lungi airport viable.
    Link for quote:https://www.constructionkenya.com/31...-construction/ and:https://www.constructionkenya.com/53...-sierra-leone/
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    Now another 'no thanks' and this time Kenya:
    On Wednesday a court in Kenya also halted plans for the construction of a $2 billion Chinese-backed coal power plant near the island town of Lamu, a UNESCO World Heritage site famed for its twisting alleyways and stunning coastline. The plant, which activists say would have increased Kenya's greenhouse gas emissions by 700 percent, was cancelled after judges ruled the environmental assessment was inadequate.
    Link:https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...w-chinas-belt/
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