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Cover Story Riding the Covid-19 economic tempest

Editorial 5 Africa’s bankers are Covid-19 heroes News in Brief 6 Banking sector news from around the continent African Banker’s World 14 Who’s going where in the

African banking industry Cover Story 22 Riding the Covid-19 economic tempest 24 Covid-19 in Africa: Outcomes and scenarios In Perspective 30 Owning the digital journey Banking in the Time of Covid-19 32 Banks adopt robust measures against lockdown losses 36 Healthy banks essential for

Covid-19 economic recovery In Conversation 38 João Figueiredo, CEO, Moza Banco 42 Felix Bikpo, CEO, African Guarantee Fund Stock Market 44 Debt relief – Africa’s agonising dilemma 44 No choice for some 46 African stock markets catch the virus 47 Health investor dual-lists in Rwanda In Conversation 48 Dr Leila Fourie, CEO, Johannesburg Stock Exchange 50 Geoffrey Odundo, CEO, Nigeria Stock Exchange Country Focus 52 Nigeria: Banks navigate turbulent waters 54 Covid-19 sparks rush for digital banking 56 Timely release of N150bn sukuk In Conversation 58 Mahin Dissanayake, Senior Director, Banks, Fitch Ratings Spotlight 60 Digital financial inclusion – Kenya and Nigeria case studies Awards 66 African Banker Awards Covid-19 Response 68 Islamic Dev Bank pledges $2.3bn Covid-19 support Insurance 70 South African insurers step up to the plate Country Focus 72 South Africa: Buckling up for a bumpy ride

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