Cooperation with Africa
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Africa needs debt relief to fight COVID-19
Considering that the combat against COVID-19 is more challenging on the African continent than it is in other parts of the world, the authors of this Op-Ed call for a two-year standstill on all external debt repayments, both interest and principal, for low-income countries. Immediate debt relief would enable African governments to focus on the protection of vulnerable populations, bolstering social safety nets and support of the labour market and private sector.