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Liberia and Sierra Leone went through
painstaking a post-conflict restoration process after civil wars that ravaged
them in the last decade of the 20th century. In 2018, newly elected leaders in
Freetown and Monrovia face the task of restoring growth in the economies badly
hindered by 2014-2015 Ebola epidemic and low commodity prices.
Teresa Nogueira Pinto
Sub-Saharan Africa is poised for another year of fast economic growth in 2016. But countries of the region must contend with falling commodity prices, an upsurge in terrorism and a widening gulf between aging leaders and newly assertive urban voters.
<i>This report is part of GIS’s “Global Trends” series, which aims...
Dr. Jaime Nogueira Pinto
External shocks and structural problems are threatening the viability of the Gambia, the smallest economy on the African mainland. While the government has implemented a few corrective measures recommended by the International Monetary Fund, the outlook remains decidedly gloomy.
<i>The country’s un...