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Surfing at Koel Bay, South Africa. The country's economy may have to ride rough waves this year. (Photo/ Daniel Flower)

Africa’s GDP Projections 2017: Tears In South Africa And Nigeria, And Africa May Catch A Sniffle

Together, Nigeria and South Africa account for half of sub-Sahara Africa’s GDP. They are major trade partners to the countries in their respective regions, as well as wielding significant political and diplomatic clout


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The Pain Of Slowdown: It Could Take 300 Years For Emerging Markets To Catch Up With Rich World

On the kind of growth trends that emerging markets boasted 2000 -2009, it would take them only 30 years to catch up with the rich world, in terms of per capita wealth. Now, the projections put it at 300 years


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Guinea has one of Africa's lowest electrification rates, even in the capital most of Conakry is in darkness. Children often congregate in the evenings to study in places where there are street lights; in the capital's airport car park and in petrol stations. (Photo/ Flickr/ Julien Harneis)

Electricity Consumption In Africa: Some Countries Are Roaring Ahead, Others Slipping Into Darkness

The countries slipping into darkness are a mixed bag – wealthy and poor, peaceful and in conflict, large and small in size.