CHINA/SOUTHERN AFRICA – China’s Southern Africa Debt Deals Reveal a Wider Plan (Alex Vines OBE, Chatham House)

Africa is experiencing its first continent-wide recession in 25 years due to the impact of the COVID-19, but many southern African states were already in economic distress prior to the pandemic – with Angola, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe partly because of unsustainable debt burdens they owe to China.