Can you confirm the accuracy of this with an article from a good source?
According to China's ministry of foreign affairs
China calls upon all parties concerned to contribute to alleviating Africa's debt burden in line with the principle of common actions and fair burden-sharing. Qin Gang emphasized that Africa's debt problem is essentially an issue of development.
According to Johns Hopkins University's China Africa Research Initiative (CARI), China wrote off at least $3.4 billion of debt between 2000 and 2019, almost all interest-free loans to African countries. As of 2022, China has forgiven 23 interest-free loans in 23 countries.
This is long interview but worth it IMO. He also talks about working with the Chinese. I'm still a little skeptical about China operating in black countries but I think that's fair because of the delicate position we're in. At the same time... if we don't have the resources to build then we need partners and who would you rather that be?