Africa Aware: The economic burden of COVID-19

The first episode in a new podcast series from the Africa Programme explores how African states are responding to the economic crises caused by COVID-19.

Audio Updated 30 March 2021 Published 28 January 2021 38 minute listen

As African states find themselves in the midst of severe economic difficulty exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Yusuf speaks to Professor Carlos Lopes on the topic of debt on the continent, African risk perception and how the current system must be transformed to ensure it delivers for Africa. Yusuf is also joined by Tighisti Amare and Alex Vines to discuss the reasons for launching the Africa Aware podcast, and the challenges facing Africa in 2021.