The Democratic Republic of Congo is the poorest country in the world according to this ranking. On average, the gross domestic product (GDP) amounted to 394.25 dollars per year.
Fourth most populous country in Africa, Congo is also the second largest country in Africa, after Algeria. Many conflicts have devastated this country where 87.7% of the population lives below the poverty line.
Among the 25 poorest countries in the world, 21 are in Africa. The first non-African country of that list is Afghanistan, which is ranked the 10th poorest country in the world.
In this sad ranking, include Zimbabwe, where GDP per capita was 589 dollars per capita in 2013, Burundi, where it amounts to 649 dollars per capita, and Liberia, with a GDP of 716 dollars capita. In contrast, the ranking of Global Finance Magazine also highlights the countries richest in the world . Qatar, with a domestic product per capita of 105,091 dollars, tops.
Note that this ranking does not take into account the enormous disparities in each country that are very common in Africa. Moreover, the classification ignores other important indicators such as life expectancy, quality of life of residents or the literacy rate. It is hoped that the strong economic growth of the African continent benefits the greatest number.