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Uganda’s Entebbe Contract is Aggressive, But Is It Unique?

Uganda's Entebbe International Airport that was incorrectly reported to be subject to seizure by China due to debt default. KATUMBA BADRU SULTAN / AFP

Media coverage of the Uganda Entebbe Airport loan is focusing on what the research lead Bradley Parks has called China Exim Bank’s “aggressive” loan tactics.

Parks’ unit at AidData showed that the Entebbe airport won’t be seized in the case of a default, but that China Exim Bank can lay claim to the airport’s full profits to ensure repayment.

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