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The country of Lesotho was missing from an overall map of Africa that appeared in the April 17 issue of Outlook. The map was part of a graphic highlighting the 20 African nations that have had five consecutive years of economic growth. Lesotho is not among them.
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Growth Across Africa

HDI rank: 175

CAMEROON

Population: 16 million

Signs of Progress

EXPORT SUCCESSES

Kenya exports cut flowers and vegetables to London markets.

Senegal grows cherry tomatoes for sale in French supermarkets.

Madagascar's shrimp and Botswana's beef are reaching other markets.

FINANCIAL IMPROVEMENTS

Inflation, which ran at 8.5 percent in sub-Saharan Africa in the 1990s, subsided to 3.9 percent in 2003.

Net foreign direct investment rose to an estimated $11.3 billion in 2004, up from $6.3 billion in 2000.

POVERTY REDUCTION

Uganda reduced the percentage of people living in absolute poverty from 56 percent in 1992 to 35 percent in 2000.

Mozambique has reduced poverty by 16 percent since 1997.

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GDP growth: 4.8%

Life expectancy: 1992,

56 years; 2003, 48

Adult literacy: 79%

Internet users: 45,000

HDI rank: 141

CHAD

Population: 8.6 million

GDP growth: 30.8%

Life expectancy: 1992,

47 years; 2003, 48

Adult literacy: 2003, 46%

Internet users: 4,000

HDI rank: 167

CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE

Population: 3.7 million

GDP growth: 4%

Life expectancy: 2003, 52 years

Adult literacy: 84%

Internet users: 1,000

HDI rank: 144

EQUATORIAL GUINEA

Population: 494,000

GDP growth: 30.9%

Life expectancy: 55 years

Adult literacy: 86%

Internet users: 1,700

HDI rank: 109

GHANA

Population: 21 million


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