Ricardo Reboredo is Ph.D. student at Trinity College Dublin. His research interests include urbanization, development, and Sino-African relations. Reboredo’s current work is focused on the geopolitical and geo-economic impact of Chinese-funded mega projects in Africa, specifically South Africa.

He holds a B.A and M.A. from the University of Miami, where his research focused on trends in urbanization and economic restructuring in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Last Updated: September 19, 2017

Africa Needs Infrastructure, China Wants to Build It. So What’s the Problem?

Eric Olander, Cobus van Staden & more
Every week seemingly brings a new announcement of a Chinese-financed mega project somewhere in Africa. Last week’s announcement of a $5.8 billion power station in Nigeria that will be financed and built by Chinese state-owned companies is typical of...