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The Uganda Airport Story and FOCAC Spark More “Bad Takes” in Both Chinese and African Media

A factually inaccurate column published Tuesday on the website of Nigeria's Punch newspaper.

The editors at Nigeria’s Punch newspaper are apparently still unaware that the story about Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport being seized by China as part of a debt default is not true.

If they knew that the rumor had been conclusively debunked, one would hope they would have rejected the column by Kazim Yusuf, a self-declared “international affairs analyst” who boldly (and falsely) declared that “Uganda now joins the club of Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Maldives, who have been stuck in the “debt trap” created by “predatory” conditions of Chinese loans.”

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