Africa’s debt crisis grows amid COVID-19 pandemic
22 November 2020 | 3:53 pm
Amid falling prices of raw materials, recession, and now COVID-19, Africa is in serious trouble as debt burden grows. Zambia is on the brink of defaulting on its foreign debt as a so-called grace period expires.
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