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It’s Time to Talk About All That Debt

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took the initiative on Tuesday to talk about the proverbial elephant in the room: with Africa’s economies spiraling downwards due to the worsening COVID-19 crisis, how are they ever going to be able to pay back all that money they owe to public and private creditors?

It’s a good question, with no simple answer.

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