The Ethiopia-Djibouti railway, Africa’s first modern electrified rail route, was built by Chinese firms. Photo: Xinhua The Ethiopia-Djibouti railway, Africa’s first modern electrified rail route, was built by Chinese firms. Photo: Xinhua
The Ethiopia-Djibouti railway, Africa’s first modern electrified rail route, was built by Chinese firms. Photo: Xinhua

Can China keep investment strategy on track as Ethiopian railways hit buffers?

  • Ethiopia’s struggles to service loans that paid for railways and other infrastructure are complicated by conflict and coronavirus
  • But some unprofitable projects also raise questions over the risks involved for Chinese lenders

Topic |   China-Africa relations
The Ethiopia-Djibouti railway, Africa’s first modern electrified rail route, was built by Chinese firms. Photo: Xinhua The Ethiopia-Djibouti railway, Africa’s first modern electrified rail route, was built by Chinese firms. Photo: Xinhua
The Ethiopia-Djibouti railway, Africa’s first modern electrified rail route, was built by Chinese firms. Photo: Xinhua
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