IMF eyes worrisome trends for sub-Saharan economies

IMF eyes worrisome trends for sub-Saharan economies

The latest International Monetary Fund forecast for sub-Saharan Africa calls for continued slow economic growth through 2022, with similar conditions next year —an outlook that remains highly uncertain, the IMF said. “Late last year, sub-Saharan Africa appeared to be on a strong recovery path out of a long pandemic,” said…

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement: Making it count for people and planet

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement: Making it count for people and planet

With the stroke of a pen, African heads of state gathered in Kigali, Rwanda on March 21, 2018, signed off on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) deal – which some pundits have characterised as the largest free trade agreement since the World Trade Organization. This signing comes at…

Dr. Richard Munang is currently the United Nations Environment Africa Regional Climate Change Programme Coordinator.