Dear Quartz Africa readers —
The intense discussions many of us have been having around China’s role in Africa have mostly been driven by what we can see for ourselves in cities and communities across the continent: large, rapidly-built infrastructure projects. From airports and dams to industrial parks and stadiums, these sites have been popping up almost everywhere backed by Chinese funding, built by Chinese state-owned construction firms and often using Chinese workers.
Quartz reporter Youyou Zhou curated satellite images of key projects across the continent in the final piece from our China’s Africa Project package. It captures the sheer scale and range of infrastructure work China has already undertaken on the continent. And there’s more to come.
Quartz members can join us for a discussion at 11am EDT/4pm BST featuring myself and reporter Abdi Latif Dahir. We’ll walk you through the state of China’s presence in Africa and where it’s heading. We’ll be taking questions and comments live on the video conference call, accessible at this location.
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Best wishes for the rest of the week,
Quartz Africa editor