African debt: postponement of the launch of the think tank “A New Road”

The official launch of the think tank “A new Road”, the first dedicated to African public debts, initially scheduled for April 21, 2021, will take place between May 5 and 6. Ivorian Prime Minister Patrick Achi, announced to chair the ceremony from Abidjan, having convened a government seminar from April 21 to 23, we learn.

On the new date, the event will still take place in the Ivorian capital and will be broadcast by videoconference, sources close to the organization indicate.

As a reminder, the new think tank was created at the initiative of Nicolas Jean, partner and member of the executive committee of the law firm Gide, and of the independent consultancy firm Global Sovereign Advisory (GSA). It brings together several personalities of different nationalities, generations and industries, with rich and multiple backgrounds, with the objective of changing the paradigm concerning the issues of financing the economies of the continent and offering a framework for reflection on the treatment and debt structuring.

The launch of this platform comes a few weeks before the summit on financing Africa organized by French President Emmanuel Macron on May 18 in Paris. And to which are invited his counterparts Muhammadu Buhari from Nigeria, Cyril Ramaphosa from South Africa, João Lourenço from Angola, Alassane Ouattara from Côte d’Ivoire, Macky Sall from Senegal, Uhuru Kenyatta from Kenya, Félix Tshisekedi from DR Congo, Alpha Condé from Guinea, Denis Sassou Nguesso from Congo, and Rwandan Paul Kagame.

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