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Nigerian VP: “Most African Countries Are Rightly Unapologetic About Their Close Ties to China”

Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo speaking at King's College in London, where he gave a forceful defense of his country's and other African states' ties with China. Image via @ProfOsinbajo

Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo pushed back against Western criticisms of Chinese engagement in Africa, saying concerns over predatory lending are “an overreaction.”

The Vice President spoke at King’s College in London, where he also reminded the audience that “the history of loans from Western institutions is not great. The memory of the destructive conditionalities of the Bretton Woods loans are still fresh and the debris is everywhere.”

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