Browsing: G20

  • The AU Summit 2024 is taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • The AU Summit 2024 has brought together the Committee of Ten Heads of State and Government.
  • Marking a historic first, the year dedicated to Education follows its endorsement at the 36th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of AU Heads of States.

Finance and economic experts from Africa have called on African leaders at the AU Summit 2024 to match unity speak with actions and step up regional integration efforts, as theselatex hood brock bowers jersey adidas yeezy boost 350 turtle dove custom stitched nfl jersey air max 270 women air jordan 1 element air max 270 women jordan proto max 720 borsa prima classe black friday wig sale asu football jersey asu football jersey luvme human hair wigs jock strap custom sublimated hockey jerseys are key to the continent’s agency and success in the push for debt reforms …

African Development Bank Group rallies behind Zambia
  • The African Development Bank offers an initial $150M to Zambia for budgetary support.
  • Fresh from striking a debt restructuring agreement with creditors, Zambia will also get an additional $168M per year from AfDB’s non-concessional window.
  • AfDB President Dr. Akinwumi Adesina says the lender will aid Zambia in her economic recovery efforts.

Fresh from a successful $6.3 billion debt restructuring deal with bilateral creditors, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is rolling out $150 million support line for Zambia to accelerate the country’s recovery efforts.

In June this year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) lauded the debt treatment agreement struck by Zambia and its official creditors under the G20 Common Framework.

During a meeting with AfDB, Zambia President Hakainde Hichilema acknowledged the significant progress made on official creditor debt. Hichilema, however, highlighted the need to address debt owed to local and external commercial creditors, including Eurobond holders. He expressed the desire to …
  • Doses delivered to G20 countries per capita are 15 times higher than doses delivered per capita to sub-Saharan African countries
  • Wealthy countries with more supplies than they need have generously pledged to donate these doses to low- and middle-income countries via COVAX but these promised doses are moving too slowly

G20 countries have received 15 times more COVID-19 vaccine doses per capita than countries in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new analysis.

The analysis, conducted by science analytics company Airfinity, exposes the severity of vaccine inequity between high-income and low-income countries, especially in Africa.

It found that doses delivered to G20 countries per capita are 15 times higher than doses delivered per capita to sub-Saharan African countries, 15 times higher than doses delivered per capita to low-income countries and 3 times higher than doses delivered per capita in all other countries combined.

“Vaccine inequity is not just holding the poorest …

Africa's economic zones map. UNCTAD says that there is little sign that policy makers are prepared for the recession ahead.

With the covid-19 coronavirus global crisis affecting, Africa could be hit harder with a heavy and durable economic toll.

This hit will threaten progress and prospects, widen inequalities between and within countries and worsen current fragilities.

To survive this, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) says that African countries need support in preparing for the health crisis, and for the economic fallout.

Coronavirus: African leaders stuck with neglected, outdated healthcare systems

“The measures being taken in Asia, Europe and North America such as physical (social) distancing and regular hand washing will be a particular challenge for countries with limited internet connectivity, dense populations, unequal access to water and limited social safety nets,” notes ECA.

In line with the steps being taken across the globe, African countries are preparing for the worst effects of this pandemic.

To help Africa survive the crisis, ECA says that the G20 must support an immediate …

Kenya will be keen to secure a Ksh370 billion (US$3.67 billion) loan from China for the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) as the World meets for the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) in Beijing this week. President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga are expected to lead a delegation from Kenya to the Beijing meeting. If secured, It will push up Kenya’s debt obligation to China to above US$9.8 billion (Ksh991.2 billion), after loans from Beijing closed 2018 at US$6.2 billion (Sh627.1 billion).

Loans from China closed 2018 at USD6.2 billion (Ksh 627.1 billion)

Kenya will be keen to secure additional funds from China for construction of Phase 2B of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), as the World meets for the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) in Beijing.

The forum which takes place this week is expected to attract a high number of Heads of States from Africa and across the globe, with thousands of delegates from over 100 countries.

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration is seeking a Ksh370 billion (USD 3.67 billion) loan to extend the rail project which is currently at its second phase of construction (Nairobi-Naivasha).

Phase one of the project, 472 kilometre Mombasa —Nairobi line, is currently operational having been completed and commissioned by President Kenyatta on May 31, 2017.

It was constructed by China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) on a Ksh327 billion (USD3.2 billion) …