Africa set for recession due to Covid-19 crisis

The Sub-Saharan Africa region will see economic growth reverse and plunge to between -2.1% to as low as -5.1% this year due to the Covid-19 global crisis. The region will fall into its first recession for 25 years, compared with 2.4% growth last year, according to the World Bank’s Africa’s Pulse, its twice-yearly economic update for the region.[Quartz]