Economic growth in Africa over the past decade (5.4% per year) equals that of the rest of the world, World Bank says. However, largest growth occurred in oil-rich countries, due to increasing demand and price for oil, countries which have high corruption and poor records of providing services to the poor.

by BBC News

The economic outlook for Africa is improving after a decade of growth of 5.4% for the continent that matches global rates, the World Bank has said.