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Top 10 Most Developed African Countries

6. Gabon (HDI Score: 0.712)

This resource-rich nation is the fifth largest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa. Gabonโ€™s HDI has improved in the recent years. The government is working towards diversifying the economy, creating jobs, building capacities and introducing social safety nets.


5. Tunisia (HDI Score: 0.712)

Employment in Tunisia showed little improvement. Unemployment rate declined to 15.7 percent in the third quarter of 2013 from 17 percent in the same period in 2012.


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      hahhahha i visited almost all of them but still morocco was the most developed one there so i don t understand why you didn t put morocco here humph

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    Here’s an alternative, in my opinion more realistic, list:

    1 – South Africa
    2 – Morocco
    3 – Algeria
    4 – Seychelles
    5 – Tunisia
    6 – Mauritius
    7 – Namibia
    8 – Egypt
    9 – Gabon
    10 – Nigeria

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      Do you know the definition of development and the parameters used for measurement? Develoment is not just buildings, roads and infrastructure it’s more than….read the opening paragraph

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    Lul @ all the people angry at the list. The author just ranked them by their respective HDI (Human Development Index) indicators, which is a pretty good and reliable measure of the standards of living within a country. Remember, it’s taking into account the WHOLE country, so just saying “I’ve been to _____ (commercial capital) and it was nice so why isn’t that country higher up” isn’t viable because it’s not representative of the whole country. The big cities and urban areas are much more developed than the rural areas in any country, so saying that country A is more developed than country B just based on your perceptions of the countries, when those perceptions are very likely based on experience or knowledge of the big urban financial centres just doesn’t cut it. Especially when considering that in many of these countries, the rural populace is larger than the urban populace.

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    the only developed african countries I know is:south african,Nigeria,Egypt, Kenya..am surprised to hear Botswana ,Morocco

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      You joking, can you read guidelines of human development? Search for Botswana and you will understand. And read Ryan’s advice above. Its not how you feel. Its an objective way of ranking…

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    there is different between infrastructural development and economic development, a country might be developed in term of infrastructure but less developed economically, so author was not when he ranked countries using HDI, which is indicator of welfare.

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      Lol Nigeria!! I’m wandering why all Nigerians scuttered all over the world. Lesotho is better. South Africa, Egypt nd Botswana are most high developed countries in Africa

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    But, looking at Nigeria, is it a technology based as at now, so i think it may be who knows? she should be no 1

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      I am a south african living in Enugu, Nigeria. I love Nigeria, a sweet place to be compared to my high rate of violence country.

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        hello all, actual as a nigerian which is born and brought in nigeria for me my country should be count out. standard of living of citizen of the county should be watch worth.nutrition,health, enviroment ,peace and security,equality,justice,nil corruption.youth empowerment in standard form that i define as development, which i believe is not there in nigeria . present situation many family today merely get a square meal is that what is call development

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    this list is nothing without nigeria at no1 or 2 in terms of development. people that hav visit this country ll agree.
    1.south africa

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    emm. who will accept that his/her country is not developed even if it is not? am having a thinking that most important thing to consider in this ranking should be technology, but in Africa where in is technology? well maybe we should give south Africa curticle claps because their technology is still a kid while other nations’ are yet to be born.

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    People’s living standards please!!!!!! Not downtown buildings and infrastructures. Why is it still so difficult to understand simple things?

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    Kenya is one of the most recognized counties in Africa I think the analysis is not correct there must be a problem somewhere

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