African Sovereign Debt Justice Network (AfSDJN)

The African Sovereign Debt Justice Network, (AfSDJN), is a coalition of citizens, scholars, civil society actors and church groups committed to exposing the adverse impact of unsustainable levels of African sovereign debt on the lives of ordinary citizens.

Convened by Afronomicslaw.org with the support of Open Society for Southern Africa, (OSISA), the AfSDJN's activities are tailored around addressing the threats that sovereign debt poses for economic development, social cohesion and human rights in Africa. It advocates for debt cancellation, rescheduling and restructuring as well as increasing the accountability and responsibility of lenders and African governments about how sovereign debt is procured, spent and repaid.  

Focusing in particular on Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Nigeria and Senegal, the AfSDJN will also amplify African voices and decolonize narratives on African sovereign debt . Its activities include producing research outputs to enhance the network’s advocacy interventions. It also seeks to create awareness on and elevate the priority given to sovereign debt and other economic justice issues on the African continent and beyond throughout 2021. 

Inaugural Sovereign Debt Academy of the African Sovereign Debt Justice Network

Welcome to the inaugural Sovereign Debt Academy convened by the African Sovereign Debt Justice Network (AfSDJN). AfSDJN is a coalition of citizens, scholars, civil society actors and church groups committed to exposing the adverse impact of unsustainable levels of African sovereign debt on the lives of ordinary citizens.

Winners Announced: The African Sovereign Debt Network (AfSDJN) Essay Competition

The African Sovereign Debt Network, (AfSDJN), is delighted to announce the winners of its Essay Competition on “National Legal Frameworks for Debt Contracting, Prudent Management and Accountability in Africa.” The winners of this competition have been invited by the African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD) to present their winning papers at the second African Conference on Debt and Development (AfCoDD II) from the 24th to 26th August 2022. Their papers will also be published on Afronomicslaw.org.

Virtual Conference Invitation: Debt and Insolvency Law in Africa: National and Transnational Issues

The conference will provide opportunities for deeper engagement in research and knowledge-exchange on matters pertinent to the resolution of debt on the continent. The plenary will explore themes at the nexus between corporate insolvency law and sovereign restructuring law towards identifying the barriers to transnational solutions to debt resolution for countries across Africa. It will also feature insights from the experiences of various emerging economies.

Forty Eighth Sovereign Debt News Update: World Bank Programs and Events in Context

The African Sovereign Debt Justice Network brings to you an update of African sovereign debt news and updates on events and happenings on and about Africa that reveal how sovereign debt issues are engaged by the various stakeholders.

Forty Sixth Sovereign Debt News Update: The World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund as Concessional Lenders

The African Sovereign Debt Justice Network brings to you an update of African sovereign debt news and updates on events and happenings on and about Africa that reveal how sovereign debt issues are engaged by the various stakeholders.

Forty Fourth Sovereign Debt News Update: Kenya’s Bond Performances in Context

The African Sovereign Debt Justice Network brings to you an update of African sovereign debt news and updates on events and happenings on and about Africa that reveal how sovereign debt issues are engaged by the various stakeholders.

African Sovereign Debt Justice Network’s Statement on the Occasion of the 2022 Spring Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank

On the occasion of their 2022 Spring Meetings, the African Sovereign Debt Justice Network (AfSDJN); the Pan-African Lawyers Union, (PALU); the African Forum for Debt and Development (Afrodad); NAWI Afrifem Macroeconomics; the Jesuit Justice Ecology Network Africa, (JENA); the Okoa Uchumi Campaign; and BudgiT call upon the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank to address their unjust governance structures that have roots in the historical subjugation of African countries. African countries did not take part in designing the current international financial architecture.

Forty Third Sovereign Debt News Update: Nigeria’s Debt and Debt Management Office in Context

The African Sovereign Debt Justice Network brings to you an update of African sovereign debt news and updates on events and happenings on and about Africa that reveal how sovereign debt issues are engaged by the various stakeholders.