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Vol 50 No 6

Published 20th March 2009

After the economic crash, the political fallout

Bankers in Dar es Salaam last week predicted a catastrophic downturn in African economies unless serious measures were implemented. These would have to include substantial packages for Africa's economies. Nancy Birdsall of the Center for Global Development estimates that developing countries would require a trillion dollars to avoid economic damage; Justin Lin, the World Bank's Chief Economist, estimates that twice that amount is needed.

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