A man wears a poster promoting awareness of Covid-19, on the streets of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on March 30. Photo: EPA-EFE A man wears a poster promoting awareness of Covid-19, on the streets of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on March 30. Photo: EPA-EFE
A man wears a poster promoting awareness of Covid-19, on the streets of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on March 30. Photo: EPA-EFE
Neal Kimberley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Neal Kimberley

Coronavirus debt relief: why making China pay for Covid-19 won’t help Africa

  • China, as a member of the G20, has agreed to offer the world’s poorest economies a debt repayment standstill
  • To insist Beijing should do even more is to risk creating a situation where poor nations have trouble getting loans in future

A man wears a poster promoting awareness of Covid-19, on the streets of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on March 30. Photo: EPA-EFE A man wears a poster promoting awareness of Covid-19, on the streets of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on March 30. Photo: EPA-EFE
A man wears a poster promoting awareness of Covid-19, on the streets of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on March 30. Photo: EPA-EFE
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