Tag: Congo Republic

More African countries confirm first coronavirus cases as Jack Ma pledges aid

“We cannot ignore the potential risk to Africa and assume this continent of 1.3 billion people will blissfully escape the crisis. The world cannot afford the unthinkable consequences of a COVID-19 pandemic in Africa,” Ma’s foundation said in a statement.

Scientists are a step closer to curing Ebola as Congo trial finds drugs boost survival

Scientists are a step closer to being able to cure the deadly Ebola haemorrhagic fever after two experimental drugs showed survival rates of as much as 90% in a clinical trial in Congo.

Sub-Saharan African nations are at growing risk of debt distress, warns IMF, here’s why

The sober assessment comes as African countries continue to tap international debt markets.

Central African economies contracted this year, but by less than before -IMF

Central Africa’s CEMAC bloc is expected by the International Monetary Fund to have suffered a 0.6 percent economic contraction in 2017, an improvement on last year’s 1 percent but well below an...

Congo Republic public debt around $9.14BN, or 110 pct of GDP: IMF

Congo Republic’s public or publicly guaranteed debt stood at 5.329 trillion CFA francs, or around $9.14 billion, at the end of July, the International Monetary Fund said at the end of an...