Key strategies to accelerate Africa’s post-COVID recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented disruptions to Africa—reducing earnings and increasing poverty and food insecurity as well as leading the region into its first recession...

Helium: South Africa strikes new ‘gold’

In a grassy plain in South Africa, once the world's largest gold producer, prospectors have stumbled upon a new treasure: helium. Popularly known for birthday...

Seven charts that show Sub-Saharan Africa at a crucial point

By Abebe Aemro Selassie and Habtamu Fuje, IMF African Department After an unparalleled contraction in 2020, sub-Saharan Africa is set to grow by 3.7 percent...