- South Sudan leads among countries in Africa with fastest-growing economies in 2020
- With 8.1% and 7.3%, Rwanda and Cote d'Ivoire make the cut at second and third positions
- Other African countries like Benin, Burkina Faso, Senegal, and Kenya are also on the list
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Africa Facts Zone has released a list of top 11 African countries with the fastest-growing economies on the continent in 2020.
On the list, South Sudan leads with a growth rate of 8.2% while, Rwanda follows in second place with 8.1%.
Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Senegal are in the third, fourth, and fifth positions with 7.3%, 7.2%, and 6.8% respectively.
Mozambique, Niger, and Burkina are at the lower part of the list at number 9, 10, and 11.
See the full list below:
1. South Sudan 8.2%
2. Rwanda 8.1%
3. Côte d’Ivoire 7.3%
4. Ethiopia 7.2%
5. Senegal 6.8%
6. Benin 6.7%
7. Uganda 6.2%
8. Kenya 6%
9. Mozambique 6%
10. Niger 6%
11. Burkina Faso 6%
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigeria topped the list of eight countries with the biggest economies in 2019 in Africa.
In a tweet by the Twitter handle on Friday, June 5, Nigeria leads with a total amount of $444.916bn, while South Africa and Egypt ranked second and third with $371.298bn and $299.589bn.
Kenya, Angola, and Ethiopia are at the lower rung of the last three as they command economy values of $99.246bn, $92.191bn, and 90.968bn respectively.
Recall that between 1974 and 1985, the naira rocked from $0.63 to $0.894. In 1979 and 1980, the naira was at its strongest as it was $0.596 and $0.550.
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In other news, a trending video online showed how a food hawker was blessed by a total stranger with a cash gift. In the clip, the good Samaritan stopped the woman as if he wanted to buy some food from her.
After the woman brought down her food cooler, the unnamed man started asking her some questions. One of the things he asked her was if there was anyone who supports her in the business, a question the woman replied no to, saying God is her only support.
After some moment, the man handed her a bunch of naira notes, telling her that today is her lucky day and she should use the money as she deems fit.
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