Economic growth in Africa overshadowed by Ebola

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Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa continue to enjoy economic growth which is currently at five per cent according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

In its latest Regional Economic Outlook, the IMF says this growth will rise to 5.75 per cent in 2015.

However, this good news is overshadowed by the threat the Ebola outbreak is posing to the economies of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the worst affected countries.

Isabell Adenauer of the IMF's Africa Department spoke with Bruce Edwards about the challenges that countries in Sub-Saharan Africa face in maintaining economic growth.

Duration: 2'20"

 

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