With a Chinese construction project as a backdrop, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson bids farewell to African Union (AU) Commission Chairman Moussa Faki, of Chad, after their meeting at AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photo: Reuters

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says African countries should weigh Chinese loans ‘carefully’ as he begins five-nation tour

Beijing has pumped billions into infrastructure projects, though critics say there is often little upside for local economies because Chinese firms and labour build the roads and rails

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With a Chinese construction project as a backdrop, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson bids farewell to African Union (AU) Commission Chairman Moussa Faki, of Chad, after their meeting at AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photo: Reuters
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