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Top 24 Richest and Poorest Countries of Africa – 2020 Edition

Top 24 Richest and Poorest Countries of Africa – 2020 Edition

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The Democratic Republic of Congo The Democratic Republic of Congo has a mixture of economic sectors such as mining, fishing, forestry, agriculture, and copper and cobalt. While the country’s total GDP of $48.46 billion may seem high in comparison to other African countries, but that is mostly due to its large population. With 89.56 million people living in the country, it brings the GDP per capita figure to an astounding low of $495.08. This places the country in the top ten poorest countries in Africa by that metric. Nonetheless, this country is a perfect example of a mixed economy that is trying to build towards the future. According to the African Development Bank Group, growth dropped from 5.8% in 2018 to 4.3% in 2019, due to a slowdown in extractive...
Gen. Haftar Loses Grip On Power As Libyan Forces Seize  Tripoli Airport

Gen. Haftar Loses Grip On Power As Libyan Forces Seize Tripoli Airport

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By Elite News Reporter General Khalifa Haftar’s hopes of taking over power in Libya have dwindled after troops loyal to Libya's internationally recognised government have taken control of Tripoli international airport, military spokesman for the Government of National Accord said. "Our forces have fully liberated Tripoli international airport," spokesman Mohamad Gnounou said on Wednesday. The airport has been closed since 2014 and had been held by the eastern-based renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar since last year when he launched his assault on the capital. Since 2014, Libya has been split between rival factions based in Tripoli and in the east, in a sometimes chaotic war that has drawn in outside powers and a flood of foreign arms and mercenaries. Haftar's self-...
Gen Haftar’s Days Numbered As Libya’s GNA Recaptures Strategic al-Watiya Airbase

Gen Haftar’s Days Numbered As Libya’s GNA Recaptures Strategic al-Watiya Airbase

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By Elite Reporter Gen Khalifah Haftar’s days are numbered after Libya's Government of National Accord launched a counteroffensive against his forces. Libya's internationally-recognised government says it captured the strategic al-Watiya airbase from fighters loyal to renegade military commander Gen Haftar over the weekend. Military spokesman Mohamed Gnunu said in a Twitter post on Monday the forces of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) had taken over the entirety of the base near the Tunisian border. The announcement by the administration of Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj came after a month-long counteroffensive that has seen forces allied to it drive Haftar's troops out of much of Libya's western coast. Haftar launched an offensive in April 2019 to seiz...
Libya’s National Oil Company Faces Closure Over Violent Clashes

Libya’s National Oil Company Faces Closure Over Violent Clashes

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By Keefa Nuwahereza Libya’s national oil company said Saturday it may face closure because of clashes close to its refinery in the country’s western port. The NOC said in a statement that three bombs hit close to its oil storage tanks in the last 48 hours in the western Zawiya port. Libya’s largest functioning refinery in Zawiya is located around 49 kilometers (30 miles) from the capital, Tripoli. In April, Gen. Khalifar Haftar’s forces launched a military campaign to capture Tripoli from the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), but have so far failed to progress beyond the city’s outskirts. On November 27, Ankara and GNA signed two separate agreements, one on military cooperation and another on maritime boundaries of countries in the Eastern ...
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