A security guard patrols during the launch of the first batch of Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) freight locomotives at the port in Mombasa last January. The SGR system, the biggest infrastructure project in Kenya since independence, is being built by the state-owned China Road and Bridge Corporation, with plans to connect Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan to Mombasa. Photo: AFP

How Chinese innovation can spur economic growth in Africa

Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais says Africa can learn from China’s continued economic expansion, and tap into its rich reserves of human capital, through investment by governments, non-profits and the private sector to achieve self-sustaining growth

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A security guard patrols during the launch of the first batch of Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) freight locomotives at the port in Mombasa last January. The SGR system, the biggest infrastructure project in Kenya since independence, is being built by the state-owned China Road and Bridge Corporation, with plans to connect Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan to Mombasa. Photo: AFP
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