"The Debt Problem in Kenya is NOT China's Problem, it's Kenya's!"

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By The China Africa Project, Eric Ol, er, and Cobus van Staden. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Nairobi-based international development economist Anzetse Were suggests in a new paper for the South African Institute of International Affairs that Kenya's leaders, not China, should be the ones held accountable for borrowing too much money without a detailed, transparent plan on how to repay the loans.

She joins Eric & Cobus to discuss the growing anti-Chinese backlash in Kenya and the country's' burgeoning economic crisis.

Join the discussion. Do you agree with Anzetse that African and Western critics of China's loans in Africa have it all wrong and that the burden of responsibility is with those in African capitals rather than in Beijing? Let us know what you think.

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