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Keeping the food flowing

Alongside the health and economic threats of the pandemic, tens of millions face hunger as the disease strikes at the food supply chains

This month farmers across Africa are due to start planting for the main growing season. But the lockdown measures imposed to curb the Covid-19 pandemic risk derailing the harvest, ...


AU pushes Africa bonds

Finance ministers and economists at the African Union are winning support to restructure the continent's official and commercial debt

Radical measures for a restructuring of Africa's commercial debt and the cancellation of some official debt are under way after the offer of a limited standstill on bilateral payme...


The war for the cure

International rivalries and empire-building are shaping the response to the pandemic in Africa

Serial financial crises and political meddling have weakened the operations of the World Health Organisation for decades but the rivalries between the United States and China over ...

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Third wave threatens the continent

Lack of international consensus on the response to the virus multiplies risks to Africa's economies and healthcare

Top African and UN officials are desperately lobbying a divided international system for a US$100 billion emergency fund to combat what they fear will be a third wave of the corona...


Into uncharted waters

Shutdowns, border closures and crashing commodity prices may cause an unprecedented financial breakdown

As cases of Covid-19 grow exponentially across the world, so do the public health and economic threats to African states as governments take action. With over 20 countries on the c...

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Avoiding the nightmare

After the coronavirus shuts down Western economies, Africa’s governments face stark health and financial choices

Despite the lower numbers of people infected by the coronavirus in the region, Chikwe Ihekweazu, head of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, warns of the need for rapid action ...

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Scotland under siege

In a last-ditch bid to remain secretary-general of the London-based Commonwealth Secretariat, Dominica-born British national Baroness Patricia Scotland of Asthal claims she is bein...


Newish but not radical

The EU wants a groundbreaking economic and security accord with Africa – but its efforts to renegotiate a trade deal have stalled

An internal draft of the European Commission's 'Comprehensive Strategy with Africa', seen by Africa Confidential, is strong on rhetoric about a new era of partnership but lacks bot...


Revenues and resources are the key

Governments will have to raise far more revenue and staunch capital flight if they are to boost growth and investment this year

Africa will be thrown back on its own resources and internal revenue-raising capacity, at least for the short term, as the economies of major trading partners in Asia and Europe sl...

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African spring, economic winter

Fresh from signal victories in Khartoum and Algiers, youthful mass movements are demanding jobs, opportunities and accountability as financial uncertainty grows

Two developments in the past year will be of seismic importance in 2020: the revolutionary movements in Algeria and Sudan and the start of the African Continental Free Trade Agreem...

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