Africans call for global fiscal reform at UNGA in response to COVID-19 

Speakers at the 75th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) have called for financial assistance from multilateral institutions in order to rebuild economies following the COVID-19 pandemic. The session, which took place virtually, was addressed by 33 heads of state and governments.  Many leaders called for the cancellation of African countries debts to enable redirection of meagre resources to tackle poverty. Several leaders including Guinea and Niger presidents referenced the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfFTA) and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda as frameworks through which social and financial inclusion could be achieved.