This article takes a closer look at the Mamamah Airport project in Sierra Leone. It offers a compelling case to examine the potential limitations of China’s bilateral cooperation approach for infrastructure investment in Africa.
While African studies may have succeeded in supporting the government’s decisions in terms of African policy, they seem however to have failed in educating the large majority of Chinese people or in consistently changing their image of African people.
As scientists around the world are racing to develop a vaccine for Covid-19, China has been busy promoting Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) domestically and abroad as an effective treatment for the disease.
Being the first G20 country to take control of the first wave of Covid-19, China was also the first in a position to offer its material aid and expertise to African countries. China could seize this opportunity to extend its positions on the continent.