The COVID-19 crisis threatens to reverse recent development progress across the region and may weigh on growth for years to come.
Health and safety
The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Burkina Faso is rapidly unfolding, with the short-term outlook worsening quickly.
The International Monetary Fund has approved the disbursement of about US$1 billion to be drawn under the Rapid Credit Facility for Ghana.
Zambia - According to the IMF, Zambia's growth outlook has potential, but lingering vulnerabilities pose risks to its outlook. The recent amendment to its...
Ghana - The IMF Executive Board has approved a USD$918 million loan to resolve the Ghana economic crisis with a reform programme aimed at...
Ghana - Ghana’s Volta River Authority says Nigeria had cut gas supply to Ghana over a +US$100 million debt, which is set to further...
Zambia - The combination of the new Zambia mining tax and weak copper prices is dealing heavy blows to Zambia’s economy. As such it is...
Sierra Leone - A sharp drop in iron ore price together the outbreak of Ebola in Sierra Leone have dealt a severe blow to the...
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