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Top 20 Largest Economies in Africa

17. Uganda – GDP: $23.053 Billion

Absolute poverty continued to drop, from 24.5 percent in 2009/10 to 22.2 percent in 2012/13. The nation is on track to achieve its Millennium Development Goal for poverty reduction by 2015. The nation’s GDP grew by 5.2 percent in 2013.


16. Cameroon – GDP: $30 Billion

Cameroon has to use growth to reduce poverty. However it has remained stable in a region that is affected by political and security crises. Growth in 2013 was driven by the tertiary sector, which accounted for 47.8 percent of GDP.

Yaounde City Cameroon

15. Ivory Coast – GDP: $32 Billion

Ivory Coast grew by 8.8 percent in 2013. This is largely due to major public works projects. The growth rate is estimated to be around 9 percent in the next two years. Prospects of the nation are bright.

Abijan City, Cote d'Ivoire - Ivory Coast

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    Great work. But, why is Egypt described as “trans-continental” when it is 100% on the African tectonic plate (African continent)?

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      Sinai represents Egypt’s Asian part, as the border between Africa and Asia is drawn along the Suez Canal. Sinai borders to Israel and Palestine to the northeast. To the north lies the Mediterranean Sea, to the west the Gulf of Suez, to the east Gulf of Aqba

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    South Africa regained the number one spot again in November 2016,,Guess the Nigerians didnt pay their bribe in 2017, how did it feel to be number 1 for a few months lol

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      Really??? I think you need to come to Nigeria and See for yourself; some cites in Nigeria have larger GDP than most countries in Africa. For instance, Lagos alone is the 4th Largest economy in Africa if Lagos was to be a country, so be informed, don’t just open your mouth and rant!

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    where is Ghana? useless state, a highly corrupt state called Ghana, from the president to his ministers down to the basic school pupil all are corrupt. Aimless state with useless constitution, you call it a nation?

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    yes Lagos is the 4th largest economy in Africa, check the difference gap Nigeria and you will notice the differnce

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