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Top 20 Largest Economies in Africa

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.

DRC Kinshasa

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.

Tunis Tunisia

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.

Accra Ghana

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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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