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Sub-Sahara to grow at 2.9% in 2017

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Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic growth this year is expected to pick up to 2.9 percent in 2017, from 1.5 percent last year. According to the January edition of the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects, growth in Kenya’s economy this year is expected to hit 6 percent, from an estimated 5.9 percent last year. The Bank estimates Tanzania’s economy will grow by the largest margin in East Africa this year, of 7.1 percent. The report states that growth in economies which are not natural-resource intensive such as Kenya’s should remain robust.

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