Since the turn of the century, two trends have notoriously characterised African economies: world-leading rates of growth and high external debt. East Africa has been at the forefront of this growth spurt, much of which came from the vast volumes of cheap dollar funding streaming into EMs from the low-yield environment in Western economies post-2008. But as the global EM sentiment turns sour and investors abandon riskier regions, those high levels of dollar credit are becoming unsustainable, and fostering growth of local debt markets is becoming increasingly urgent.
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