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Africa and the China-Less Recovery

African policymakers will soon look back at the past ten years – the pre-COVID-era – with rosy nostalgia. How wonderful it was to sit under the Chinese tree and watch the fruits of loans, trade, and investment all fall with abundance. 

Those were good days, weren’t they? The money just kept flowing… and flowing and flowing…

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