Western Sahara

Overview The state of Western Sahara or Sahrawi Republic lies along the coast of West Africa between Mauritania to its south and east, and Morocco on its northern border, and …

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Somalia

Overview Somalia lies on the horn of Africa east of Ethiopia and forms part of the North East African Region. The capital city and major port is Mogadishu. Other major …

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Eritrea

Overview Eritrea is Africa’s newest independent republic, having gained its independence from Ethiopia in 1993. It lies to the north of Ethiopia and forms part of the North East African …

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Mauritius

Overview Mauritius is striving to diversify its “four-pillar” economy – sugar, textiles, tourism and financial services – to make it more resilient to shocks, enhance productivity and competiveness, and support growth and job creation. The 2010 …

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Zimbabwe

Overview   The Zimbabwe economy is rebounding after a decade of economic decline during which time real gross domestic product (GDP) fell by more than a third and per capita …

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Zambia

Overview   The projected 6.6% growth in Zambia’s GDP in 2010 is up from 6.4% in 2009. Agriculture, tourism, construction, manufacturing and mining are driving growth which is expected to …

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Uganda

Overview   The Ugandan economy recorded weaker growth of 5.1% in 2010 because of receding aggregate demand, mainly in private consumption, and weak external demand for traditional exports, in particular …

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Tunisia

Overview   When a young man died after setting fire to himself in the town of Sidi Bouzid, 265 kilometers from Tunis, in mid-December, students, young people and others took …

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