Ministers Issue Urgent Call to Address Pandemic's Economic Impact

As the impact of the Coronavirus crisis spreads, pushing Africa economies into free fall, countries urgently need debt relief and liquidity. That is the message in a statement by African ministers of finance and development in a joint statement released by the UN Economic Commission for Africa. "Providing Africa with the means to cushion the impact of the crisis and to sow robust seeds for a recovery is as much an emergency as working to eradicate the Corona virus," the ministers say.

Social distancing in an Nairobi market.

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