Africa is home to the poorest countries in the world. This is largely because of famine, war or because they are under authoritarian regimes where corruption is rampant, ultimately deterring foreign investors. This article ranks the poorest countries in Africa by gross domestic product (at purchasing power parity) per capita, i.e., the purchasing power parity (PPP) value of all final goods and services produced within a country in a given year, divided by the average (or mid-year) population for the same year.
Here are the top 10 poorest countries in Africa.
GDP per capita (PPP)
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo