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Coronavirus: the economic and political risks for Africa

By Nicholas Norbrook
Posted on Friday, 13 March 2020 16:11

Africa will be hit hard by the coronavirus.

But what are the channels through which the pain will arrive?

The UK’s Overseas Development Institute estimate a $30bn drop in export receipts should oil stay this low for a protracted period.

Spiking bond premiums – and big debt overhangs – are going to make refinancing debt difficult for many African countries.

Healthcare systems, often under-funded and under-staffed, will be tested in the coming months.

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