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wealth, development of agriculture and a careful managing of rapid urbanisation would help African governments seize the opportunity to lift more of their people out of poverty. “Better governance will need to underpin efforts to make


growth more poverty reducing,” the report said. South Africa among problem spots The bank added that continuing investment in infrastructure


was critical to maintaining and strengthening growth. Among the positive developments was the spreading energy


exploration in East Africa that had led to the opening of several oil and gas wells. In Southern Africa, Mozambique was expected to attract


increased foreign investment in its huge coal deposits and offshore gas discoveries and Zambia would continue to see increased investments in its copper sector. In West Africa, investment was likely to keep flowing into the


minerals sectors of Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. But the bank saw some problem spots, singling out labour unrest in South Africa, the region’s largest economy, and political unrest in Central African Republic, Mali and Togo. Food price spikes could also be a cause for concern. Also on the risk side, the World Bank said a fragile global


recovery, whether characterised by a deterioration of market conditions in the eurozone or a weaker pickup in the United States, could still undermine the positive African outlook. It added that with Chinese demand accounting for 50 per cent


of many industrial metals exported from Africa, a sharper-than- envisaged downturn there could lead to a slump in commodity prices, which would hurt resource-reliant African states.


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