Roads in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa are empty after they were closed to be disinfected to halt the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: AP
Roads in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa are empty after they were closed to be disinfected to halt the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: AP

China asked to write off more African debts as coronavirus hits economies

  • African countries ask for relief to focus on containing pandemic and absorb its impact on exports and GDP
  • World Bank and IMF add to call for G20 – of whom China is the biggest lender to Africa – to ease pressure on countries struggling to cope

Roads in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa are empty after they were closed to be disinfected to halt the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: AP
Roads in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa are empty after they were closed to be disinfected to halt the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: AP
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