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Africa’s rise could be faster, but trade challenges greatly hamper progress

Published on August 27, 2015

Africa’s rise challenges the imagination. During the last decade, sub-Saharan Africa was home to six of the world’s 10 fastest-growing economies.

During the next five years, the region’s GDP is expected to grow 30 per cent faster than that of the rest of the world.

And, during the next 35 years, the continent will account for more than half of the world’s population growth, according to the United Nations.

These trends will give African countries a more prominent role on the world stage, and provide new opportunities for people to better their lives. Read more. Source | Daily Nation