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According to FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast for 2018 nominal GDP per capita, factors such as authoritarian regimes, political turmoil, weak institutions, corruption contributed to Africa woes.

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A subsistence fisherman carries his catch in Pemba, Mozambique, July 13, 2018. Picture taken July 13, 2018.

(REUTERS/Mike Hutchings)

Majority of countries from Sub-Saharan Africa are adjudged as the poorest countries in Africa and the world.

According to FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast for 2018 nominal GDP per capita, factors such as authoritarian regimes, political turmoil, weak institutions, corruption, inadequate infrastructure among others contributed to the woes.

The report forecasts GDP per capita from 2018 to 2022 and compares with how poor or wealthy countries are in relation to each other.

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The economic forecast platform said projections used include Consensus Forecasts based on the individual forecasts of over 900 world-renowned investment banks, economic think tanks and professional economic forecasting firms.

Here are the five poorest countries in Africa right now:

1. Democratic Republic of Congo

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Traders offload beans and jerrycans from their boats on the Congo River during the vaccination campaign against Ebola in the port city of Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of Congo on May 23, 2018

(Reuters)
 

2016 GDP per Capita: $441

2018 GDP per Capita (projected): $ 468

2022 GDP per Capita (projected): $ 632

2. Mozambique

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A subsistence fisherman carries his catch in Pemba, Mozambique, July 13, 2018. Picture taken July 13, 2018.

(REUTERS/Mike Hutchings)
 

2016 GDP per Capita: $383

2018 GDP per Capita (projected): $ 486

2022 GDP per Capita (projected): $ 579

3. Uganda

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Ugandan police women hold placards protesting violence against women at a march in Kampala, Uganda, November 2017.

(Thomson Reuters Foundation/Thomas Lewton )
 

2016 GDP per Capita: $694

2018 GDP per Capita (projected): $738

2022 GDP per Capita (projected): $898

4. Ethiopia

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A labourer walks along a Metro-line construction in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa February 7, 2015.

(REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri)
 

2016 GDP per Capita: USD 884

2018 GDP per Capita (projected): USD 938

2022 GDP per Capita (projected): USD 1253

5. Tanzania

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Spice farmer Kassim Sisso smells a piece of a ginger root at his family farm in Zanzibar's island village of Kidichi, November 3, 2005.

(REUTERS/Radu Sigheti)
 

2016 GDP per Capita: USD 976

2018 GDP per Capita (projected): USD 1112

2022 GDP per Capita (projected): USD 1362

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