On 3rd March the International Monetary Fund identified 26 countries that were seriously vulnerable because of the global economic crisis. Managing Director of the IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, even hinted in some cases political stability could be at stake.

13 of these countries are in sub-Saharan Africa.

The BBC World Service is dedicating a week of programming to examine how these countries and the rest of Africa are affected and more importantly, how they can survive.

This blog will keep you updated with interviews, clips, video and the personal reflections of the BBC team in Tanzania, Senegal, Zambia and elsewhere.