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Mauritius Tops Sub-Saharan Africa Region in Competitiveness Index

The World Economic Forum's 2019 Global Competitiveness Report has found that sub-Saharan Africa - led by Mauritius at 52nd of 141 countries - is overall the least competitive region in the world. South Africa, the second most competitive in the region, improved to 60th position, while Namibia (94th), Rwanda (100th), Uganda (115th) and Guinea (122nd) all improve significantly. On a positive note, of the 25 countries that improved their Health score by two points or more, 14 are from sub-Saharan Africa, which is making strides to close the gaps in healthy life expectancy.

The skyline of Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius in 2011.

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