How Will African Economies Fare in 2013?

Africa is likely to maintain its economic growth rate of five percent or more, according to estimates from the World Bank writes Chinua Akukwe of the Center for Global Health.

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    In 2013, Africa is likely to maintain its decade-old pace setting annual average economic growth rate of 5 percent or more, according to estimates from the World Bank, the ... read more »

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  • Africa:  Image and Reality - Wealth and Poverty Sit Side-By-Side

    African Arguments, 8 January 2013

    The debate about the "image of Africa" seems to be reaching a consensus. The starving African child represents a reality that is rare and local. We must clear our minds of that ... read more »

  • Africa:  Quizzing African GDP Stats

    This is Africa, 17 December 2012

    African GDP statistics tell us less than we would like to think about income, poverty and growth. read more »

  • Africa:  How We Are Misled by Development Statistics and What to Do About It

    African Arguments, 20 November 2012

    On November 5, 2010, Ghana Statistical Services announced that it was revising its GDP estimates upwards by over 60 percent, suggesting that that in the previous GDP estimates ... read more »

  • North Africa:  Unleashing the Economic Potential of the Maghreb

    International Monetary Fund, 9 January 2013

    By Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund read more »