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Pressure Builds for Debt Relief in Africa

Hela Slim, a member of our law firm Amsterdam & Partners LLP, has just published a new piece to our sister website Corporate Foreign Policy about how Africa is going to need serious debt relief to have any chance of fighting back the pandemic.

Hela writes, “The call for immediate debt-relief is an essential first step to create the fiscal room countries need to respond to the pandemic, but the conditions are very constraining as they are just postponing the problem. To exit the crisis, Africa needs to play not only internationally but also locally. Playing on both boards simultaneously with a push for timely and targeted policies will make the difference and help defusing the bomb.”

Read the full piece on CFP.