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Africa's Divergent Fortunes

The continent as a whole is projected to be the world's second-fastest growing economy through 2020. But if the first five years of this decade is any guide, project activity will vary greatly by country.


All figures represent real compound annual growth rate. Source: Lions on the Move II: Realizing the Potential of Africa's Economies, McKinsey Global Institute, 2016
*Arab Spring countries are Egypt, Libya and Tunisia. **Oil exporters are Algeria, Angola, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Nigeria and Sudan.

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