Infographic: Africa Rising - Behind The Continent's Recent Growth

December 2, 2013Africaby EW News Desk Team


While much of Africa ranks near the bottom in major economic and quality-of-life categories, there are signs that the continent’s outlook is improving. The continent’s total GDP has increased by over 135 percent in the past decade, while there have been much improvement in educational and energy infrastructure during the same period.

Impressively, 6 of the 10 fastest growing economies in the world are in sub-saharan Africa. Many of these countries are also planning some large development projects, such as the Great Inga Dam in the Republic of Congo, the Kigali railway project, Konza City in Kenya, the Ethio-Djibouti railway, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, the Jasper Power Project, and the Lagos Metro Blue Line.

Check out this infographic, exploring the rising of Africa over the past decade and the best prospects in the continent.

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