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Top 20 Largest Economies in Africa

10. Ethiopia – GDP: $51 Billion

Ethiopia’s economy grew by 9.7 percent in 2012/13. Growth has been robust during the last decade.

Addis Ababa Ethiopia

9. Kenya – GDP: $56.3 Billion

Kenya’s growth in the first three quarters of 2013 (5.2 percent, 4.3 percent and 4.6 percent) was driven by tourism, financial intermediation, agriculture and construction. The nation is recovering from the slowdown it went through in 2011.


8. Sudan – GDP: $63 Billion

The nation’s real GDP grew by 3.6 percent in 2013. The growth was driven by mining and agriculture; and the inflows from oil transit fees and the transitional financial arrangement (TFA) with South Sudan.

Khartoum City Sudan

7. Libya – GDP: $67,622 Billion

Officially the State of Libya, this country had the highest HDI in Africa in 2009. The civil war and NATO led military intervention in 2011 affected the economy negatively. According to the Libyan Ministry of Economy, GDP declined sharply in 2013 due to oil blockades. It is expected to rebound during 2014/15. The nation’s economy depends upon revenue from the oil sector, which accounts for 80 percent of GDP.


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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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