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Vol 65 No 2

Published 18th January 2024

Biggest economies turn laggards

Smaller countries will grow faster this year but will be held back by a lacklustre outturn in the continent's biggest economies

Forecasts by the World Bank, IMF, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the UN that the continent's economies should grow faster this year should be set against its weak per capita GDP growth over the past decade and the risks of a deepening sovereign debt crisis.

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