Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa weakens

Mogadishu, Somalia. UN Photo/Stuart Price

Economic growth in sub-Saharan African has weakened in the last year, according to a newly released report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The strong growth momentum of recent years appears to have dissipated, according to the IMF's Regional Economic Outlook for sub-Saharan Africa.

The report puts growth at less than 4 per cent, which is even lower than in 2009 in the aftermath of the global financial crisis.

Bruce Edwards spoke to Céline Allard of the IMF's African Department and asked her what this downward trend might mean for sub-Saharan African economies.

Duration: 3’08″

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