Maternal mortality remains high around the world, with more than 303,000 women dying in pregnancy, childbirth or shortly afterwards. More than half of these deaths are in sub-Saharan Africa.
Mozambiques offshore natural gas discoveries in the Rovuma basin since 2009 have been nothing short of prolific. They are now valued at approximately 50 times the countrys gross domestic product.
In the ease of doing business global rankings, Mauritius is in 25thplace, followed by Rwanda (41), and Kenya (80) as the Sub-Saharan Africas top ranked economies.
In East Africa Ethiopia is likely to remain the fastest growing economy, but growth is projected to slow in Tanzania with moderation in investment growth.