US and EU investment in Africa challenges China’s Belt and Road

By Robert Bociaga, in Kampala

Posted on Wednesday, 8 March 2023 10:09
One of the key motivations behind China's investments in Africa's gas sector is to secure access to the continent's vast natural resources to support its domestic economic growth. Photo taken near Naivasha town, Kenya (Robert Bociaga)

China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) faces a new challenge as the US and EU turn their attention to Africa, potentially threatening China's investment and lending initiatives.

While China has maintained a substantial presence on the continent for more than two decades, the growing interest of Western powers in Africa could impact China’s BRI strategy.