Saturday, March 3, 2012
China International Fund and Tanzania's Airport
Beibei Yin reports in The Guardian March 2, 2012, about further complications from the failed Dar es Salaam Terminal 3 airport project won by China International Fund (CIF) in Tanzania: Chinese Investment in Tanzania Bears Bitter Fruit. Yin's report digs more deeply into the story, and reveals the problems left behind when the Tanzanian government evacuated all the people living in the spot now vacant and fenced. As noted on this blog, I was there in September 2011, and used the vacant lot as the lead for a story about CIF. Yin reports that the CIF logo has now been painted over...
Follow me on Twitter @D_Brautigam. Professor and Director, International Development Program, Johns Hopkins University/SAIS; Visiting Professor, University of Bergen, Norway; and author of The Dragon's Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa (Oxford U. Press, 2009, 2011). A China scholar, I first went to Africa in 1983 to research Chinese engagement and never stopped. © Deborah Brautigam 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.