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How China, COVID-19 and investors pushed Zambia into debt default


The G20 nations, made up of the world’s biggest economies, struck an historic agreement on restructuring debt for some of the world’s poorest nations.

It goes beyond the current deal to freeze debt repayments until June of next year.

It is significant because it includes China, which has been reluctant to sign up to any deal that would cancel or restructure debts.

Despite the deal, Zambia has defaulted on its debt.

Plus: Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. We explain why central banks are thinking about introducing negative interest rates.

And, Brazil drops out of the ranking of the top 10 economies.

Rachelle Akuffo speaks to licenced clinical psychologist, Andrew Schwehm, about COVID-19 and trauma
In the United States, Chicago’s Black and Latino residents are far more likely to die from COVID-19 than their white counterparts. It is a pattern seen across the country.

In this deeply segregated city, the virus’s uneven effects mirror existing racial and economic divisions.

Before the pandemic, the life expectancy gap between majority white and predominantly Black neighbourhoods was as wide as 17 years. One of the reasons for that is unequal access to resources — from quality housing to healthcare and fresh food.

Fault Lines meets the communities fighting to bring resources to their neighbourhoods and stop structural racism decades in the making.

In The Great Divide, we ask how these racial inequities allowed COVID-19 to spread and learn about the lives lost in the process.
Many are wondering how President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis will affect his presidential campaign. CBS News White House Correspondent Paula Reid told Inside Edition Trump is “likely going to be off the trail for 10 days, maybe two weeks, depending on how long he commits to quarantine.” The second debate, scheduled for Oct. 15, is now up in the air. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said one option is to hold the debate remotely from two different locations.
As COVID-19 cases continues to spread throughout the White House, it’s worth retracing how we got here. NBC News Now Correspondent Simone Boyce lays out the timeline.

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