The interest China has in Africa goes beyond a mere desire to help Africa develop. China’s top targeted African countries for neo-colonization of Africa may seem like a conspiracy theory but the writings are on the wall.
One is tempted to ask which countries are its main target and what benefits do the Chines stand to gain? With its population reaching almost 1.3 billion efforts at creating jobs abroad for its citizens, acquiring essential resources for its people are high on the agenda and the targeted countries are far asleep.
Have we asked ourselves why China invited 15 African countries to Beijing and shared 20 billion dollars among them? No one parts away with such an amount if he/she does not expect far greater returns in the future.
Today, many African countries are suffering from China’s debt-trap diplomacy and are even begging for help due to COVID-19.
The countries in Africa that has the Chines loan trap around their necks include
Ghana – 2 billion dollars China gets Bauxite mine at Nyinahin in return
Angola – 42.2 billion dollars loan for 17 years.
Kenya – 9.83 billion dollars loan from China to be paid back over 17 years.
Nigeria is in there with China 8.3 billion dollars
Djibouti – 1.47 billion dollars.
Soon Zambia will be suffocating under this dangerous loans because today, important national assets like Zambia’s Electricity Corporation, Telecoms, Ports, and Harbour have been taken over by the Chinese
Now if these countries are unable to pay these loans, the Chines government can take over the ownership of the country’s resources and important assets. Africa’s unborn and young generation are already indebted to China’s unborn and young general. If this is not futuristic slavery what else will it be?
Ethiopia and Cameroon have been on their knees begging for debt cancellation and soon many African countries will find their smoothness level after COVID-19.
China has an agenda that is well crafted. If they give you the loan, which many African countries cannot pay, their labour is exported into your country to work there. They target countries with abundant natural resources that remain strategic and if they continue like this, Africa will end up depending on China in everything in areas such as economic, culture, knowledge, technology, and others.
Today’s African leaders are selling Africa on the silver platter. Let us look beyond the benefits and look at the likely negative implications years after we are gone.