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Go hard or go home.

This seems to be the mantra the Chinese adopted when they ventured into Africa.

The Asian giant has achieved what its predecessors could only dream of. The continent has been poorly connected with infrastructure remaining one of the biggest challenges to the movement of people and goods. This has stifled growth in Africa for decades.

In its latest African Trade Report (ATR), the Afreximbank notes that Informal Cross Border Trade (ICBT) forms the bulk of intra-African trade. ICBT is such a key component of intra-African trade since it is widespread in its composition.

Read: China’s Belt and Road Initiative, AfCFTA to anchor Africa’s economy

To tap into the yet untouched wealth on the continent, China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is still ongoing linking countries on the continent by developing infrastructure which continues on to different continents for ease of transportation in the years ahead.…