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China’s Slowing Economy Could be a Catalyst for Change in Africa

Angolan President João Lourenço kicked off a three-day visit to China this week that will take him to Beijing and Shandong Province. The timing of Lourenço’s trip comes as the Chinese economy is facing enormous challenges amid a plunge in FDI, surging youth unemployment, and much slower growth.

Gyude Moore from the Center for Global Development in Washington, D.C., says the easy Chinese money for African leaders is no longer there, and that may not be a bad thing.

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