The implementation of the BRI in Kenya has been facing some obstacles. However, Kenya and China share many interests in jointly developing this initiative.
China and Africa need to continue to dialogue and thus ensure greater entente between Africans and Chinese, in order to avoid misunderstandings.
The EU Africa strategy may be an opportunity for trilateral cooperation with China as argued by China Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang.
With the BRI, Chinese is now an attractive language for students all around the world, but China is also learning many local languages.
On July 25, 2019, was held in Bamako a ceremony for Mali’s accession to the BRI in presence of Foreign Minister Tiébilé Dramé and Ambassador Zhu Liying.
Book review: Kashmeri, Sarwar, A. (2019), China’s Grand Strategy ; Weaving a New Silk Road to Global Primacy, Santa Barbara, Ca : Praeger, ABC-Clio.
A new Belt and Road Fund for Africa will be set up to increase cooperation between China and Africa. The fund will be chaired by Dr. Iqbal Survé.
Saudi’s NEOM may become a hub for the Belt and Road Initiative.
Emirati group DP World filed a lawsuit against China Merchants Port Holdings in the High Court of Hong Kong.
During the first week of January 2019, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi inaugurated an African tour and traveled to Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Gambia and Senegal. Africa embraces the Belt and Road Initiative!