The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Mozambique are set to co-host a conference in May to take stock of sub-Saharan Africa's economic performance and the ongoing challenges affecting the region, the Fund announced Tuesday.The IMF said the conference, to be held in Maputo on May 29-30 under the theme Africa Rising, will also explore strategies to strengthen the partnership between the Fund and its African member countries. “The Mozambique conference will provide a unique opportunity to address Africa's achievements and the road ahead,” IMF managing director Christine Lagarde said in a statement. She said the IMF would use the conference to engage in constructive dialogue with African policymakers. The conference will bring together policymakers from Africa and beyond as well as representatives of the private sector, civil society and academia.
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