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Azumah Cofie

Azumah Cofie is a lawyer in the Project Development and Finance Practice Group in London. He joined Covington as a trainee solicitor in 2020 and trained in the firm’s London and Dubai offices. He has experience advising borrowers, sponsors and lenders on the development and financing of international energy and infrastructure projects.

Azumah is also a member of the firm’s Africa Practice Group and a co-lead of the Multicultural Network affinity group in London.


Can African governments head off a sustained spike in the spread of COVID-19 and recover economically in 2021? How will the Biden administration engage the continent? Will companies implement more effective due diligence efforts in their supply chains to prevent human rights abuses? What impact will efforts to battle corruption and mitigate climate change have in the coming year? Covington’s Africa Practice offers insights on these questions and other key issues that will define 2021 on the continent.

COVID-19 Recovery: Since Africa confirmed its first COVID-19 case in February 2020, every country has been affected, leading to over 100 million cases and two million deaths. The World Health Organization applauded African governments for their swift responses which curtailed wide-spread infections but contributed to the region’s first economic recession in twenty-five years. Over the last month, Africa has been hit hard by a second wave of COVID-19. Daily case rates have increased to almost twice the rates in July and August 2020, prompting South Africa, among other nations, to re-impose severe measures aimed at preventing deaths.
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