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DESPITE AN IMPROVED ECONOMIC situation foreshadowing a brighter future, Congo is still suffering overall from the 1990s civil wars, whose devastatingeffects on the populations and infrastructures continue to weigh heavily on economic and social recovery.
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THE ETHIOPIAN ECONOMY has performed strongly in recent years. Growth has averaged an impressive 8.9 per cent over 2004-06, driven mainly by strongagricultural growth along with expansion in industry and services.
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Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world. More than 45 per cent of the population lives on less than a dollar a day. Nonetheless, development perspectives appear good based on recent economic performances.
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MADAGASCAR’S ECONOMY FELL INTO A DEEP recession after the 2001 political crisis. It soon bounced back, however, with growth of 9.8 % in 2003 and further expansion in 2004 (5.3 %), 2005 (4.6 %) and 2006 (4.8 %).
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MAURITIUS HAS MADE CONSIDERABLE progress in transforming its economy from a low-income country to a middle-income country based primarily on the production and exports of sugar and textiles.
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BENIN HAS EXPERIENCED A GRADUAL slowdown in growth since 2001, from 6.2% in 2001 to 2.9% in 2005. Nevertheless, indicators for 2006 improved in comparison with 2005 and the overall outlook is quite positive.
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NAMIBIA HAS EXPERIENCED SEVERAL YEARS of moderate economic growth, due mainly to strong performance in diamond production and prudent macroeconomic policies. Growth averaged 4.5 % a year over the period 2000-05, and is expected to reach 4.8 % in 2006 and 2007 and 4.9 % in 2008.
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RWANDA HAS MADE CONSIDERABLE PROGRESS in rebuilding its economic and social infrastructure since the end of the 1994 war. Real GDP grew by, 6.3 per cent in 2005 and is estimated to have increased by 4.3 per cent in 2006.
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MACROECONOMIC STABILITY and prudent use of diamond export earnings have catapulted Botswana, a low-income country half a century ago, to its currentstatus as an upper middle-income country.
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IN 2005, THE KENYAN ECONOMY sustained the momentum that had started in 2003. Real GDP grew by 5.8 per cent in 2005 compared with 4.9 per cent in 2004, and it is estimated at 5 per cent in 2006. This economic growth is expected to be maintained in the medium term.