Former finance minister Trevor Manuel has been appointed as one of the four AU special envoys tasked with mobilising international support for the continent’s fight against the economic challenges resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.

He will team up with former Nigerian finance minister and former MD of the World Bank Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; former finance minister of Rwanda and former president and chair of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Donald Kaberuka; and former Credit Suisse CEO Tidjane Thiam...

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