Is More Poverty in Africa an Inevitable Outcome of COVID-19?

“African countries do have the tools to continue manage COVID-19 without seeing escalating numbers of people in poverty. But their financial constraints are the key barrier to making that happen. But any extra finance that can be provided to African countries – whether through grants or debt payment holidays – will go a long, long way.”

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Is Africa drowning in COVID-19 debt?

“Our analysis shows that the total debt repayments owed by African countries in 2018 were 1.4 times larger than the budgets that African countries have now put aside to address the effects of COVID19 (which, incidentally, have risen by US$9bn since our last estimate two weeks ago, to US$53bn in total now).”

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Which African Countries Are Winning the COVID-19 Fight, And How?

“There are many countries still facing huge challenges, but there are others leading the way, providing a realistic example for others to emulate within the continent as well as having their own impact on overall numbers.”

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Are African Countries Easing Lockdown Too Early?

“Many are replacing lockdowns with curfews and mandatory facemasks in public spaces alongside the basic social distancing measures, while pushing up domestic production by local textiles and apparel factories to repurpose as well as small-scale tailors to meet demand for masks.”

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