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Zambia begins debt restructuring process

Zambia’s international bondholders should quickly complete the restructuring of the notes after the government announced the start of the process, says International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva. Bloomberg Africa reports that the government of Africa’s first pandemic-era sovereign defaulter will meet eurobond investors on June 4th to ask them to approve exchanging what’s grown to almost $3.9 billion of debt for new instruments.

todayMay 14, 2024 4


Zambia’s foreign debt tragedy – what needs to happen to resolve the crisis

By Danny Bradlow, University of Pretoria Three years after defaulting on its foreign debt, Zambia is still trying to reach agreement with all its creditors on how to manage this situation. This has left the southern African country in a state of development finance limbo. It is handicapped in raising the funds needed to generate jobs, build infrastructure, provide health, education and social services and deal with climate change. Its president, […]

todayDecember 1, 2023 1