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.
Sixty First Sovereign Debt News Update: Nigeria to restructure central bank loan to long-term debt
Call for Participants by Afronomicslaw and Sustainable Global Economic Law: Green Deals and Justice
Sixtieth Sovereign Debt News Update: IMF Programs and Events in Africa in the period November-December 2022
December 20, 2022
Fifty Ninth Sovereign Debt News Update: Ghana Suspends Payments on its Foreign Debt
Fifty Eight Sovereign Debt News Update: Ghana seeks another financial bailout from the IMF, Moody's downgrades Ghana's ratings (again) and LCCI warns the Nigerian Government against taking new loans
December 6, 2022
Invitation: Trade, Investment and Debt in United States-Africa Relations - Afronomicslaw and Open Society Policy Center Side Event
Fifty Seventh Sovereign Debt News Update: Kenya partially releases the Standard Gauge Railway Contracts raising continued questions about secrecy
November 18, 2022
Fifty Sixth Sovereign Debt News Update: Ghana and Senegal Among Seven States to Benefit from the Global Shield Financing Facility - But is the Facility Africa's Best Tool Against Nature Loss and Climate Change?
November 18, 2022