14. Democratic Republic of Congo – GDP: $30.8 Billion
Mining, trade, agriculture and construction contributed to GDP growth of 8.1 percent in 2013. It was 7.2 percent in 2012. DRC’s economy remained robust in 2013. Mining has been the main driver of growth.
13. Tanzania – GDP: $36.6 Billion
The GDP growth of around 7 percent is driven by communications, financial intermediation, transport, agriculture, construction and manufacturing. Investments in infrastructure will definitely support growth.
12. Tunisia – GDP: $45.611 Billion
The nation’s growth of 2.6 percent in 2013 was below the forecast of 4.5 percent. The growth rate was 3.7 percent in 2012. This slowdown is due to political deadlock, fragile social context and stagnation in the euro zone.
11. Ghana – GDP: $50 Billion
Ghana had maintained an average growth of around 6 percent over the past six years. However, it decelerated to 4.4 percent in 2013, much lower than 7.9 percent recorded in 2012.