China’s Massive Belt and Road Initiative to Africa

Other sources of Chinese finance have also emerged over the past decade. The China-Africa Development Fund (CADFund) was set up in 2007 with an initial size of US$5bn. By 2018, the CADFund had grown to US$10bn and had invested more than US$4.6bn in over 90 projects in 36 African countries. CADFund projects are expected to boost local exports by US$5.8bn and create local tax revenue of US$1bn. 

Linking to East Africa – and further

Similarly, in North Africa, the Suez Canal corridor in Egypt has attracted Chinese investors. Plans to build a second canal and new terminals at the port of Alexandria are moving forward. The extra capacity should help to revitalise the Egyptian economy.

Although geographically the BRI has emphasised East Africa and the Horn of Africa, greater focus on West and Central Africa is expected. Senegal was the first country in West Africa officially to sign a BRI cooperation agreement, during President Xi’s visit in July 2018.

Also the China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC), which participated in the construction of the Addis-Djibouti railway, is involved in new major rail lines in Nigeria. China Merchants Holdings Company, the main investor in the Djibouti port, has also invested in port holdings in Lomé, Togo and Lagos, Nigeria.

What the BRI could mean for Africa

Beyond financing and construction support, the anticipated benefits of BRI projects include:

BRI projects and initiatives are an extension of the BRI goals and the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), which push for greater regional integration within the continent. The success of the BRI projects for Africa could depend on their ability to tap into the economic corridors of BRI economies. The inland, hinterland and naval connection could boost African countries’ logistical efficiency and export capacity, making the products of African countries available at lower shipping costs and higher turnover rates.



In Sylodium’s system as in a chain link game, bilateral trade is transferred to triangular trade and from this to circuits business that are interwoven with other circuits generating new business opportunities

You can create your own circuit, or route inside Sylodium’s system as China – Africa AI CYBERNETICS, SHENZHEN – Singapore - SADC Shipping Business, SHANGHAI – Dubai - IGAD trade routes, Ningbo –Nairobi – Cape Town - West Africa Shipping global, China South – Middle West - Kenya Shipping 4.0, China – India - IGAD coordinated routes 4.0 

IoT-IIoT-IoTT (internet of things and thoughts)

with AI for Smart cities 

People who escape from western thought (westernized: neo-liberals, perroflauts and perroflauts or chirigaitas)

Zoological definition of man.

There is a piece of girdle from the same child, placed on the head of a demoniac.

And what is being?

In the same number as the causes of movement.

He admitted that Christ was a man, The Perfect Man.

And the rest went and arrived at José's house, and they delivered the letters to him.

Ruth, in strength,

just as they figure it out (in your sextant to take the height of the sun).

The simultaneity in my consciousness indicates and signifies a certain form of unity.

To understand this guy, you first have to be clear.

They said

We try to achieve exactly what has been lost because of logic.

I have heard of your wonders


otherwise, isn't the movement of the drills a wonder?

Einstein's time space continuum is not a Euclidean continuum

they already saw it, clearly, right there, in the air

not enough to feed

the flame.



The whimsical of the pen disagree with me

but science in general

as pure consciousness

it builds itself just like how what,

All the men

(they) think


the distance between God and his creatures, is the thread of Ariadne capable of making us emerge safe and sound from the labyrinth of Liberty.


Since being and appearance correspond by contiguity, etc.

a later thinker


without scientists or illuminations

long before Zarathustra

didn't have to wonder about the tissues in the

why is the entity and not rather nothing?


Also do not start to inquire or dispute about merits

which is qualified by life and reason

not seeing


the quality of the wicker

of your body


Very generally, this is how I see special manipulations

no causal link

on the water

everyone has learned to use the equal

when the right hand and the left

they are only



But Venus eases the pain

indiscriminately displaces all the water in the pylon

now we are able to be precise

be disturbed, seized

it is necessary


To learn wisdom and instruction,

to catch the treble,

to acquire right, justice, righteousness

to give sagacity to the immature

and to the young, knowing and initiative

for the prudent to acquire skill

and the wise man deciphers the riddles


The beginning of all this is the fear of the Lord,

(there fools)

Estimating China’s Trade with Its Partner Countries within the Belt and Road Initiative Using Neural Network Analysis

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) under the auspices of the Chinese government was created as a regional integration and development model between China and her trade partners. Arguments have been raised as to whether this initiative will be beneficial to participating countries in the long run. We set to examine how to estimate this trade initiative by comparing the relative estimation powers of the traditional gravity model with the neural network analysis using detailed bilateral trade exports data from 1990 to 2017. The results show that neural networks are better than the gravity model approach in learning and clarifying international trade estimation. The neural networks with fixed country effects showed a more accurate estimation compared to a baseline model with country-year fixed effects, as in the OLS estimator and Poisson pseudo-maximum likelihood. On the other hand, the analysis indicated that more than 50% of the 6 participating East African countries in the BRI were able to attain their predicted targets. Kenya achieved an 80% (4 of 5) target. Drawing from the lessons of the BRI and the use of neural network model, it will serve as an important reference point by which other international trade interventions could be measured and compared.

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