SSA policymakers vent anger at ‘ridiculous fight’ over debt relief

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By Phil Thornton
10 Sep 2020

There is growing concern among African policymakers that indebted low income countries face growing risks of downgrades and even default because of a lack of coordinated support from public and private institutions.

Ken Ofori-Atta, Ghana’s finance minister, said there was little sign of private sector participation in the debt service suspension initiative (DSSI), which the G20 launched with the aim of providing $20bn of relief.

So far, 41 of 73 eligible countries have applied and around $5.3bn of payments have ...

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