There is no justification for such a policy in Lagos. Policies should be founded on research and evidence-based practices
75% of the world’s ten poorest countries are in sub-Saharan Africa although the continent has most of the world's mineral resources
There are about 1 673 Chinese-backed projects dotted across 51 African countries - the terms of which are largely dominated by China's needs.
Solutions to social and economic problems are often inseparable from the statistics, says Donatien Beguy.