The Chinese are gradually conquering Africa, building flawless roads that no one drives on

The Chinese are gradually conquering Africa, building flawless roads that no one drives on

Categories: Africa | Economy

China is gradually conquering Africa, but this conquest is humane: investments are being used. African resources are fundamentally important for the Middle Kingdom, for their sake the Chinese invest money in the Black Continent, develop infrastructure, establish economic ties, gradually turning Africa into their new colony.

Travel blogger Sergey Dolya, while traveling in Ethiopia, was struck by the contrast of the beautiful roads built by the Chinese here and the general poverty around. Today, Ethiopia is a racer's dream — there is not a soul on the track, the surface is beautiful. It is quite possible that it will be here that "Fast and Furious-22" will be filmed one day.

The Chinese are gradually conquering Africa, building flawless roads that no one drives on

The roads in Ethiopia are built by the Chinese, and these roads are beautiful. Against the background of general poverty and village houses made of branches and hay, these roads look like alien tentacles winding between the mountains.

The Chinese are gradually conquering Africa, building flawless roads that no one drives on

The roads in Ethiopia are perfectly smooth, with good markings and hard shoulders.

The Chinese are gradually conquering Africa, building flawless roads that no one drives on

Along these roads, dissonant with their perfection, donkeys loaded with firewood, camels loaded with salt, and just people wander.

The Chinese are gradually conquering Africa, building flawless roads that no one drives on

Cars practically don't drive on these roads. You can easily drive 15-20 minutes and not meet a single car. Neither passing nor oncoming.

The Chinese are gradually conquering Africa, building flawless roads that no one drives on

Almost no one has personal transport here.

The Chinese are gradually conquering Africa, building flawless roads that no one drives on

I have never seen buses either. People walk between cities.

The Chinese are gradually conquering Africa, building flawless roads that no one drives on

Loads are transported on donkeys and camels, or women carry 70-kilogram bundles of firewood.

The Chinese are gradually conquering Africa, building flawless roads that no one drives on

A strong wind sweeps the roads in the lowlands, trying to throw cars off the black roadbed. Ostriches, camels and even wild monkeys can be seen along the roads.

Roads in Ethiopia have already been built, what do you think will be the next step of the Chinese in the country?

Keywords: Roads | China | Colony | Ethiopia

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