Tanzania has suspended a $10 billion port project given unfair financial conditions in the biggest blow yet to China’s Belt and Road ambitions in Africa.
The port, to be built in Bagamoyo and operated by China Merchants Holding International,
would have been the largest in East Africa, dwarfing the Mombasa port in neighbouring Kenya. Plans also included an industrial zone, with rail and road links to a new region for oil and gas exploration. In Africa, other projects have also come under scrutiny, including massive rail construction projects in Ethiopia and Kenya saddling those countries with debt and forcing China to write off debt.
China suffered another setback yesterday after a court in Kenya halted plans for the construction of a $2 billion Chinese-backed coal power plant near the island town of Lamu, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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