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Covid-19 could undo Africa's recent progress, says IMF Africa chief

July 13, 2020

Abebe Aemro Selassie on the International Monetary Fund's response to pandemic.

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Will Covid-19 scupper Côte d’Ivoire’s economic miracle?

July 10, 2020

Pandemic and contested election pose questions about country’s growth prospects.

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Senegalese stability a buffer against Covid-19 crisis

July 8, 2020

Political stability and energy resources should ensure Senegal withstands the Covid-19 crisis.

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Senegal urges banks to support SME survival

July 8, 2020

At start of year, Senegal’s banks were adequately capitalised but pandemic has spurred upheaval.

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Côte d’Ivoire banks stand firm in face of Covid-19

June 22, 2020

Despite the pandemic, Côte d’Ivoire’s recent strong economy lends its banks confidence.

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UK trade commissioner seeks strong UK-Africa ties

May 13, 2020

UK trade commissioner Emma Wade-Smith remains optimistic about UK-Africa trade.

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Ghana optimistic it can avoid knockout coronavirus blow

May 7, 2020

Ghana will not escape the pandemic fallout hitting its tourism and resources sectors but the country hopes to avoid recession.

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Ghana banks prepare for coronavirus clean-up

May 7, 2020

Rigorous initiatives to clear up bad loans and recapitalise will help Ghana’s banking sector to support customers during and after the Covid-19 crisis abates.

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Egypt’s minister of planning looks to steady the ship

April 10, 2020

Egypt’s minister of planning and economic development talks to The Banker about stabilising the economy and attracting foreign investment.

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Egyptian banks explore multiple avenues to growth

April 1, 2020

Egypt’s banks have emerged from a difficult decade with their appetite for expansion undimmed.