Top 10 Most Competitive Countries in Africa, 2018

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Mauritius, South Africa, Rwanda and Botswana come out on top.
Although Mauritius ranks first among African countries, it is still only at number 45 in the global index.


NOTE: This list you are about to read is outdated, See the current 2018 list => TOP 20 Most Competitive Economies in Africa, 2018


Top 10 Most Competitive Countries in Africa, 2017

Mauritius’ success is credited to its ability to streamline it’s goods market, build solid infrastructure and promote a healthy workforce.

South Africa and Rwanda also did very well and have improved their global ranking since 2015. Their continued growth can be attributed to the uptake of technology, efficient financial markets and a focus on strengthening institutions.

Speaking of rankings, Mauritius South Africa and Rwanda were also ranked the 1st, 2nd and 6th most prosperous countries in Africa in the year 2017, respectively.

Below is a list of the top 10 most competitive countries in Africa, as measured by the World Economic Forum.

Below is a list of the 10 most competitive African countries, as measured by the World Economic Forum.

Rank World Rank Country
1 45 Mauritius
2 47 South Africa
3 52 Rwanda
4 64 Botswana
5 70 Morocco
6 84 Namibia
7 87 Algeria
8 95 Tunisia
9 96 Kenya
10 99 Codivoire



Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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