Africa’s top economies

If Africa takes the brighter trend, then I am sure the continent will be there soon at the epitome of world economy

An Africanist Perspective

Yesterday Nigeria unveiled new GDP figures following the rebasing that catapulted the country of 170 million to become Africa’s biggest economy (GDP US$509b). Below is the ranking of the top sixteen economies in SSA. Mineral economies (10/16) still predominate (Source: The Economist).

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I am a Mulamogi from Bulamogi sub-region in Kaliro district. Bulamogi was founded around 1550 by Zibondo Lamogi. When the British arrived in Uganda, they made Bulamogi a British protectorate in Busoga in 1896. Remember, Bulamogi was a chiefdom. I come from a long linage of Kisira Ladaaga Wambuzi Zibondo X who was the first chief appointed by the British under the Busoga Confederation at Bukaleba in present day Mayuge District. He was later succeeded by his son Ezekiel T. Waako Zibondo XI as the ruler of Busoga who held the 1st title of Kyabazinga wa Busoga literally meaning King of Busoga. Ezekiel T. Waako was succeeded by his son Henry Waako Muloki Zibondo XII (O.B.E) who ruled until his death and was succeeded by his son Edward C Wambuzi Zibondo XIII. My grandfather Waako Zephaniah Nabetta was a chief who had 168 children and 128 grandchildren by the time he died in 1972 way back before I was born. My father was a flight operator initially with East Africa. I am a Smooth Jazz fanatic and Formula One enthusiast. Anything else, find me at my own leisure time. God bless. Peace and love.

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