25 Poorest Countries in the Continent of Africa

Africa is a large continent with many countries, the majority of which are economically weak; each country’s GDP changes each year with some economic improvement, particularly in African countries; the data shows 25 countries with lower GDP per capita, the ranking analyzed on GDP (Gross Domestic Product) per Capita based on the most recent official reports. The top 25 poorest counties are given below, along with their revenue streams from agriculture, industry, and services. Africa is a large continent with many nations with low economic backgrounds, and the African continent is place to many of the world’s poorest countries.

25. Chad

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Source: Agriculture – 50%, Industry – 7%, Services –42%
Currency: CFA franc
GDP per Capita: US $1,600

24. Zambia

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Source: Agriculture – 19%, Industry – 33%, Services – 46%
Currency: Zambian kwacha
GDP per Capita: US $1,500

23. Benin

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Source: Agriculture – 33%, Industry – 14%, Services – 52%
Currency: CFA franc
GDP per Capita: US $1,500

22. Tanzania

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Source: Agriculture – 42%, Industry – 18%, Services – 40%
Currency: Tanzanian shilling
GDP per Capita: US $1,400

21. Uganda

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Source: Agriculture – 23%, Industry – 24%, Services – 51%
Currency: Ugandan shilling
GDP per Capita: US $1,300

20. Mali

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Source: Agriculture – 45%, Industry – 17%, Services – 38%
Currency: CFA franc
GDP per Capita: US $1,200

19. Burkina Faso

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Source: Agriculture – 30%, Industry – 20%, Services – 49%
Currency: CFA franc
GDP per Capita: US $1,200

18. Guinea-Bissau

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Source: Agriculture – 55%, Industry – 20%, Services – 25%
Currency: CFA franc
GDP per Capita: US $1,100

17. Rwanda

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Source: Agriculture – 42%, Industry – 14%, Services – 43%
Currency: Rwandan franc
GDP per Capita: US $1,100

16. Guinea

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Source: Agriculture – 25%, Industry – 45%, Services – 28%
Currency: Guinean franc
GDP per Capita: US $1,000

15. Ethiopia

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Source: Agriculture – 42%, Industry – 13%, Services – 43%
Currency: Birr
GDP per Capita: US $

14. Comoros

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Source: Agriculture – 55%, Industry – 20%, Services – 25%
Currency: Comorian franc
GDP per Capita: US $1,000

13. Mozambique

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Source: Agriculture – 28%, Industry – 26%, Services – 45%
Currency: Mozambican metical
GDP per Capita: US $1,000

12. Sierra Leone

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Source: Agriculture – 49%, Industry – 31%, Services – 21%
Currency: Leone
GDP per Capita: US $900

11. Madagascar

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Source: Agriculture – 26%, Industry – 16%, Services – 56%
Currency: Malagasy ariary
GDP per Capita: US $900

10. Togo

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Source: Agriculture – 47%, Industry – 25%, Services – 27%
Currency: CFA franc
GDP per Capita: US $900

9. Malawi

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Source: Agriculture – 33%, Industry – 21%, Services – 44%
Currency: Kwacha
GDP per Capita: US $800

8. Niger

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Source: Agriculture – 39%, Industry – 17%, Services – 44%
Currency: West African CFA franc
GDP per Capita: US $700

7. The Central African Republic

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Source: Agriculture – 55%, Industry – 20%, Services – 25%
Currency: Nakfa
GDP per Capita: US $600

6. Somalia

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Source: Agriculture – 65%, Industry – 10%, Services – 25%
Currency: Somali Shilling
GDP per Capita: US $600

5. Eritrea

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Source: Agriculture – 11%, Industry – 20%, Services – 67%
Currency: Nakfa
GDP per Capita: US $600

4. Liberia

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Source: Agriculture – 76%, Industry – 5%, Services – 17%
Currency: Liberian dollar
GDP per Capita: US $500

3. Zimbabwe

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Source: Agriculture – 19%, Industry – 24%, Services – 56%
Currency: United States Dollar
GDP per Capita: US $500

2. Burundi

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Source: Agriculture – 31%, Industry – 21%, Services – 47%
Currency: Burundian franc
GDP per Capita: US $300

1. Congo (The Democratic Republic of the)

Source: Agriculture – 37%, Industry – 26%, Services – 36%
Currency: Central African CFA franc
GDP per Capita: US $300