All but three of the twenty major commodities in this dataset have declined over the past five years. For nineteen African countries, one of these five commodities is the leading export earner.
Though the majority of African countries are in the clear, for those that are not, the data shows there is little relationship between national savings and national wealth, economic size, growth rates, or political stability.
Kenya is punching above its weight in diversification of exports – in the analogy of anthropologists, it is less of a hunter economy and more of a gathering one – all sorts of small items find their way to the export market
Africa has more rivers shared by three or more countries than any other continent; Lake Tanganyika is so deep that it holds 1% of the total volume of freshwater on the earth’s surface.
Senegal comes up as the most religiously tolerant country in this dataset of 19 African countries, with 90% of respondents saying it is good for others to be free to practice whatever faith they choose. Djibouti comes up last, at just 54%.