Economy of Africa
The region has seen recent growth due to growth in sales in commodities, services and manufacturing. Africa is so far the world's second poverty driven continent, second only to Asia in terms of poor people residing in these regions. In the last 10 years, growth in Africa has beat that of East Asian countries, including Japan.
The top economies till 2007 in Africa include Mauritania with growth at 19.8%, Angola at 17.6% and Malawi at 7.8%. Many international agencies are gaining increasing interest in investing emerging African economies.