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  • Most African countries are set to increase their economic growth next year compared to 2023, with East Africa leading the charge.
  • Countries will be powered by their travel, tourism, transport, logistics, financial, and telco sectors.
  • However, some African countries will not enjoy this fastest-growing economy wave as they will be under severe financial stress in 2024 due to their huge debt obligations.

The most recent analysis from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) predicts that by 2024, Africa will have the world’s second-fastest expanding major area, behind only Asia. According to the EIU’s African Economic Outlook, Africa’s amazing growth trajectory is evidence of the continent’s resiliency and its enormous unrealized economic potential.

Most African countries are set to increase their economic development compared to 2023, with East Africa leading the charge, as noted by the EIU’s Africa Economic Outlook. Powered by their thriving travel, tourism, and hospitality industries as well …

39 million Africans could fall into extreme poverty in 2021-AFDB

In 2021, it is estimated that 39 million Africans could fall into extreme poverty while in 2020 about 30 million Africans were pushed into extreme poverty as a result of the pandemic, African Development Bank said in its report.

In its African Economic Outlook 2021 report, African Development Bank said that the most affected people are those with lower levels of education, working in informal jobs and those with fewer assets.

According to the report, in order to lift the newly extreme poor to the $1.90 per day poverty line, the monetary cost is estimated at $4.5 billion in 2021 which is about $90.7 million on average per country.

The report noted that women and households headed by females could represent a large proportion of the newly poor. It also said that inequality will increase to the vulnerable groups such as women, youths and low skilled informal workers as they …

African Economic Outlook indicates steady growth through 2021

Africa’s economic growth remained stable in 2019 at 3.4% and is on course to pick up to 3.9% in 2020, and 4.1% in 2021 as revealed in the African Development Bank’s 2020 African Economic Outlook.

The bank said that the slower than expected growth is partly due to the moderate expansion Africa’s Big five such as Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa – whose joint growth rate compared with the average of 4.0% for the rest of the continent was at an average rate of 3.1%.

In 2019, investment expenditure for the first time in a decade accounted for over 50% of GDP growth compared to consumption.

The bank noted that the shift can aid in sustaining and potentially speeding the future growth in Africa, increase current and future productive base in Africa while improving the productivity of the workforce.

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