China’s Belt and Road Initiative and its Implications for Africa

Our study for WWF Tanzania

The study presents a summary and analysis of best available information on the Belt and Road Initiative in the context of China-Africa relations and offers scenarios on how the Initiative is likely to unfold in Africa. The study offers a first-of-its-kind overview of key actors and institutional arrangements of the Belt and Road Initiative in China and Africa before developing a ranking of African countries that are likely to become part of the Initiative. The study finds that in addition to South Africa and Egypt, Angola, Kenya and Tanzania are likely to be immediate Belt and Road Initiative countries and the Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Morocco, and Mozambique to join in the near future.

The study is co-authored by Prof. Tang Xiaoyang (Tsinghua University) and was undertaken in July 2016.  

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