How we can truly repay our frontline health workers: clear their debts | Alissa Quart, Astra Taylor And Brittany M Powell – The Guardian

Photograph by Bayete Ross Smith/EHRP and The Guardian Every day at 7pm, New Yorkers have cheered, applauded and banged pots and pans for frontline workers. One of those they have cheered for is Shana-Kay Henry, a physician assistant in the city, who, like thousands of others, is praised as a hero for her brave caretaking…

The poorest countries may owe less to China than first thought – The Economist

THE FOUR-LANE, 62-km toll road being built between Masiaka, a business hub in Sierra Leone, and Freetown, the countrys capital, promises shorter journey times, fewer accidents and smoother drives. It is nonetheless controversial. Awarded to China Railway Seventh Group, the project added over $160m to the countrys foreign debt, according to the China-Africa Research Initiative…

Private lenders need to step up on African debt relief – Atlantic Council

Stranded commuters wait for transportation at a bus terminal during a protest by taxi operators over the government’s financial relief for the taxi industry, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown, in Soweto, South Africa, June 22, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko The international community quickly agreed this spring that the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic damage necessitated…