Africa Economics

Africa Economics Weekly

11 January, 2019

Robust growth in South Africa, coup foiled in Gabon

South African output data released this week suggested that the economy slowed a touch in Q4. Even so, growth was still pretty strong by recent standards. Elsewhere, a coup attempt in Gabon revived memories of Africa’s chaotic 1970s. But such crises are increasingly rare in a region where institutions are – gradually – improving.

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