Eight countries including several in crisis such as Chad, Sudan, and South Sudan are in debt distress and a further 18 are at high risk.
Al-Shabaab has lost large swathes of territory to the Somali army this year, bolstered by US and African Union peacekeeping troops, AMISOM.
Since the violence in DRCs Kasai region last March, 1.4 million people have been displaced.
Official statistics underestimate total trade between Benin and Nigeria by 50% for imports, and by about 85% for exports.
More than $2 billion was pledged at the Lake Chad crisis, more than the $1.5 billion sought and three times the disappointing haul last year.