Lebanon won pledges for more than $11billion for infrastructure investment, at an international conference held in Paris.
Given PM Narendra Modi's mixed track record on economy, it's unclear whether his party will be able to replicate in 2019 the landmark electoral success it achieved in 2014. A setback at the polls remains a possibility.
Diamond-rich Botswana has offered to lend neighboring Zimbabwe $95 million in private sector loans to help ease its economic crisis. It's rare for an African country to offer such a deal.
The German development minister has warned African businesses against taking out loans from China. At the same time, the German Finance Ministry is hoping Beijing will be using more financial services from overseas.
Chinese President Xi has pledged billions of dollars in new aid for Africa and said Beijing's investments have "no political strings attached." Africa expert Helmut Asche explains the pros and cons of China's aid policy.
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