Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta secured a $1.75 billion Konza Data Center and Smart Cities deal to be undertaken by Huawei, during the just-completed second Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) forum in Beijing, China.

President Uhuru was expected to finalize on a $3.68 billion loan for Phase II of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) but some argue that China refused to extend the funding due to “disagreements over the collateral Kenya offered, as well as doubts over the railway’s future prospects.” …

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