African countries have called for US$100 billion in bailouts and debt relief to help them cope with the impact of Covid-19. Photo: AP African countries have called for US$100 billion in bailouts and debt relief to help them cope with the impact of Covid-19. Photo: AP
African countries have called for US$100 billion in bailouts and debt relief to help them cope with the impact of Covid-19. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: Africa’s debt problems must not be used as a political football, experts say

  • The United States has accused China of creating debt traps across Africa, a charge Beijing strongly denies
  • But observers say both China and Western powers are guilty of perpetuating African nations’ dependence on loan finance

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
African countries have called for US$100 billion in bailouts and debt relief to help them cope with the impact of Covid-19. Photo: AP African countries have called for US$100 billion in bailouts and debt relief to help them cope with the impact of Covid-19. Photo: AP
African countries have called for US$100 billion in bailouts and debt relief to help them cope with the impact of Covid-19. Photo: AP
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