Vera Songwe, executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, says the G20’s debt suspensions are welcome but far from enough. Photo: Jevans NyabiageVera Songwe, executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, says the G20’s debt suspensions are welcome but far from enough. Photo: Jevans Nyabiage
Vera Songwe, executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, says the G20’s debt suspensions are welcome but far from enough. Photo: Jevans Nyabiage

G20 debt relief for Africa may be too little too late as coronavirus pandemic takes toll

  • Economic Commission for Africa negotiator says she is not aware of any African countries gaining from China debt relief under G20 deal
  • Eligible countries spend US$92 million a day on debt payments when they could be tackling pandemic-related crises: campaigner

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Vera Songwe, executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, says the G20’s debt suspensions are welcome but far from enough. Photo: Jevans NyabiageVera Songwe, executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, says the G20’s debt suspensions are welcome but far from enough. Photo: Jevans Nyabiage
Vera Songwe, executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, says the G20’s debt suspensions are welcome but far from enough. Photo: Jevans Nyabiage
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