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A woman wearing a mask walks in Johannesburg, South Africa. A woman wearing a mask and a shirt with the face of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in Johannesburg, South Africa, April 15, 2020 (AP photo by Jerome Delay).

Freezing African Debt Would Aid the Continent’s Response to COVID-19

Friday, April 17, 2020

Editor’s Note: Every Friday, Andrew Green curates the top news and analysis from and about the African continent.

Forty African nations will be eligible for a debt moratorium declared this week by the world’s richest countries. The decision by the G-20 to freeze the debt of the world’s poorest nations follows calls for an unprecedented effort to support the continent’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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