The World Bank announced on Wednesday it will invest $2 billion (N$ 28 billion) to support medium and small businesses in Africa and boost trade in the region as it recovers from the Covid-19 downturn. AFP reports that the International Finance Corporation, will invest $1-billion in direct financing for businesses and another $1 billion in support of international trade finance. The announcement came as French President Emmanuel Macron hosted a summit in Paris that includes African leaders and global financial institutions.