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Fact-Checking a Kenyan MP’s Assertions About the Risks of Borrowing From China

Kenya’s former majority speaker and current MP from the northeastern city of Garissa, Aden Duale, is not a big fan of China…to say the least. He took to Twitter during Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s visit last week to tell his 650,000 followers how Africa’s indebtedness to Beijing will “push the continent into more severe poverty, corruption, and unemployment.”

While his concern about the rising levels of debt in Kenya and other countries in Africa is understandable, he was wrong on two key points:

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