A body affiliated to the AU is pressing ahead with plans to explore the establishment of a credit ratings agency as members, once again, question the integrity of international agencies.

An ad hoc technical committee, led by the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), held its second meeting this month in Johannesburg to solicit expert input on concerns about ratings agencies, mainly S&P Global Ratings, Moody's and Fitch Ratings — the three largest worldwide.

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