Webcast: is the COVID-19 pandemic the last straw for large African economies?

Coronavirus Webcast Series

Measures to contain the progression of coronavirus have exacerbated underlying health issues in major African economies. Key sub-Saharan African economies including Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa, have not, and will not, weather the reduced growth that efforts to reduce the immediate number of COVID-19 cases necessitate. Commodity supply and demand shocks are only exacerbating the fall. Will limited fiscal stimuli be enough to smooth the road ahead?

Listen to the webinar where our experts illustrate what disruption and impact African countries will face from the global pandemic, and what risks investors are exposed to as the long road to recovery begins.

Through the webcast you’ll learn about:

  • What does the COVID-19 response mean for larger African economies?
  • How will COVID-19 related disruption to key commodity supply chains develop in 2020?
  • How will environmental, social and governance risks across African sovereigns change as a result of COVID-19?
  • What other political risks does the COVID-19 pandemic raise across the continent?


  • Indigo Ellis, Head of Africa Risk Insight Research
  • James Lockhart Smith, Head of Financial Sector Risk