SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: Big economic blows but cautious optimism on pandemic trends

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Dismal Q2 GDP figures highlight the severe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Recovery prospects may diverge between those countries that entered the crisis in relatively better shape vs. the region’s laggards (e.g., South Africa). The re-imposition of strict lockdown measures seems increasingly unlikely in most countries, even if case numbers were to rise once again. Badly bruised economies South Africa’s Q2 GDP figures, released on 8 September, showed that the economy shrank by an annualized 51%, or 16.4% quarter on quarter, the worst quarterly contraction on record. The fi
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