Xi's pledge follows his tour of Africa in which he signed 15 trade deals with Paul Kagame of Rwanda (pictured) ©ZUMA Press/PA Photos
Xi's pledge follows his tour of Africa in which he signed 15 trade deals with Paul Kagame of Rwanda (pictured) ©ZUMA Press/PA Photos

China pledges extra $60bn for Africa

5 September 2018

China has pledged $60bn in financing for African countries and assured there will be “no attachment of political strings”.

Speaking at a summit with African leaders in Beijing on Monday, president Xi Jinping said the funds were intended to go directly towards improving the lives of African people and promoting “sustainable development”.

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