n Conflict Trends - The economics of peace

Volume 2008, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


African gross domestic product (GDP) growth rates reached 5.7% in 2006, significantly higher than the global average of 3.8%. More than half the continent's countries recorded improved growth rates over their 2005 performances, with Zimbabwe being the only country posting a negative growth rate."Africa's growth performance in 2006, as in previous years, was underpinned by improvement in macroeconomic management in many countries, and strong global demand for key African export commodities."

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