In Africa, China is only known for giving African countries loans and taking part in mega infrastructural projects such as the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) in Kenya.
In Kenya, China is the largest lender and is part of Kenya’s ballooning public debt that is now above 6.5 trillion shillings, with every Kenyan owing creditors at least 180,000 shillings.
China has been accused of using expensive loans as a way to trap African states and then colonize them by taking over major projects and even the running of governments.
China is the major financier of Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) which has never made any profit since its inception but the government insists that Kenyans should imagine and feel the benefits.
Enough with China and lending to Africa. Did you know that China is a major agricultural and global leader in the sector? Although it is little known by many, China is a leader in at least 25 agricultural products.
China leads the world in:
Most African countries are agricultural, Kenya included. On the list of most food-secure countries in Africa, however, Kenya misses the list given her frequent droughts and widespread hunger among Kenyans.
Top 10 most food-secure countries in Africa, according to IOA are:
Let us have a look at the top 5 honey exporting countries in the world, of course, led by China: