Resources Per Country
- Burkina Faso
- Central African Republic
- Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
- Cote d'Ivoire
- Equatorial Guinea
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
South African cinema group Ster-Kinekor has exited a local form of bankruptcy protection called "business rescue" after nearly two years, its administrator said on Friday, Reuters reported. Ster-Kinekor was placed under administration in January 2021, citing losses and financial distress due to COVID-19 and related restrictions forcing closures and prohibiting large gatherings in public spaces. Meanwhile studios either postponed blockbusters or released them directly on home streaming platforms, denting box office earnings.
A group of Ghana’s foreign bondholders has hired advisers ahead of prospective debt talks with the government over a bailout the country hopes to get from the International Monetary Fund, according to people familiar with the matter, WSJ Pro reported. Holders of some of Ghana’s $14 billion in foreign-currency bonds have hired Rothschild & Co. as a financial adviser and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP as legal counsel.
More than 50 of the poorest developing countries are in danger of defaulting on their debt and becoming effectively bankrupt unless the rich world offers urgent assistance, the head of the UN Development Programme has warned, The Guardian reported. Inflation, the energy crisis and rising interest rates are creating conditions where an increasing number of countries are in danger of default, with potentially disastrous impacts on their people, according to Achim Steiner, the UN’s global development chief.
Kenya Airways PLC's pilots union will give its final decision later tonight on whether to begin a strike on Saturday after the government urged them to it call off, the transport minister said on Friday, Reuters reported. The walkout, which is due to start at 6.00 am local time, will affect thousands of business and leisure travelers at one of the most important aviation hubs in the continent.