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The top 15 poorest countries in Africa in 2013

on June 26 | in All, Markets, Rankings, Rest of the World | by | with 2 Comments

When we talk about the poorest countries in Africa, we’re inevitably referring to the poorest countries in the World. As most of you know, most of the African nations are dipped in extreme poverty and despite the existence of a vast source of natural resources in their territories, for one reason or another they seem destined to stay hand-to-hand with poverty.

Unsurprisingly, the lack of basic human needs across the whole continent continues ranking most of the African countries very low in the HDI (Human Development Index) tables and standings.

Over the last years and according to reports gathered from several organizations,  there were more than 500 billion US dollars being sent to Africa in the form of direct aid. These large sums of money have unfortunately failed to produce any long-term effect and the whole region remains struggling with severe debt issues, corruption and high-fatality diseases (AIDS is killing approximately 3000 people per day in Africa, whilst malaria, tapeworm, dysentery and tuberculosis are still far from being eradicated).

The following list present the top 15 poorest countries in Africa in 2013, based on their own GDP (PPP)* per capita estimations for 2013, according to data provided from the IMF.
GDP (PPP): Gross domestic product (purchasing power parity)


#1 – Democratic Republic of Congo
GDP (PPP) per capita: $394.25
Population: 75 million
Capital: Kinshasa

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#2 – Zimbabwe
GDP (PPP) per capita: $589.46
Population: 12.6 million
Capital: Harare

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#3 – Burundi
GDP (PPP) per capita: $648.58
Population: 8.7 million
Capital: Bujumbura

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#4 – Liberia
GDP (PPP) per capita: $716.04
Population: 4.1 million
Capital: Monrovia

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#5 – Eritrea
GDP (PPP) per capita: $792.13
Population: 6 million
Capital: Asmara

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#6 – Central African Republic
GDP (PPP) per capita: $827.93
Population: 4.4 million
Capital: Bangui

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#7 – Niger
GDP (PPP) per capita: $853.43
Population: 17.1 million
Capital: Niamey

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#8 – Malawi
GDP (PPP) per capita: $893.84
Population: 16.4 million
Capital: Lilongwe

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#9 – Madagascar
GDP (PPP) per capita: $972.07
Population: 22 million
Capital: Antananarivo

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#10 – Mali
GDP (PPP) per capita: $1.136.77
Population: 14.5 million
Capital: Bamako

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#11 – Togo
GDP (PPP) per capita: $1.145.94
Population: 7.1 million
Capital: Lomé

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#12 – Republic of Guinea
GDP (PPP) per capita: $1.162.18
Population: 10 million
Capital: Conakry

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#13 – Ethiopia
GDP (PPP) per capita: $1.258.60
Population: 91.1 million
Capital: Addis Ababa

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#14 – Mozambique
GDP (PPP) per capita: $1.262.96
Population: 24 million
Capital: Maputo

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#15 – Guinea-Bissau
GDP (PPP) per capita: $1.268.46
Population: 1.7 million
Capital: Bissau

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Sources: gfmag.com / wikipedia.com

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2 Responses to The top 15 poorest countries in Africa in 2013

  1. Ronaldo7.net says:

    The IMF did. (International Monetary Fund).
    Do you happen to have better information than them?

  2. Liche Christ says:

    @TATTOO- Have you a response to Ronaldo7 yet?

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