- China's central bank devalued the yuan last week
- The move might be puzzling for Africa analysts but so far it's more of a tremor than a quake
Deborah Brautigam is the Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where she directs the International Development Program, and the China Africa Research Initiative. Her latest book, Will Africa Feed China? will be published in October 2015 by Oxford University Press. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)China's development decisions are critically important for Africa. In Lagos, Addis and Johannesburg, China's surprise yuan devaluation has African analysts scratching their heads.