Covid-19 Worsens Africa's Debt Problems - How to Respond

While richer countries have been able to deploy trillions of dollars to cushion themselves from the impact of Covid-19, African nations already struggling to repay billions in debt before the pandemic are badly in need of resources to respond to and recover from it. But the response to Africa's plight has been lukewarm so far, writes Amadou Mahtar Ba, who proposes a number of steps to address the crisis.

Converting community buildings into emergency hospital facilities is one of the costs forced upon governments by the coronavirus pandemic.

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