Africa is rising. Even so, some countries are a lot stronger than others. Countries like Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt with their relatively larger economies offer a lot more diversity and potential, but some of the smaller ones like Botswana and Mauritius are examples of where things are really looking good. In this connection, which of the following countries does not have a per capita income of more than $5,000? 1. Namibia, 2. Egypt, 3. Mauritius and 4. Botswana. Which of the following countries has not averaged a real GDP growth rate over the last 5 years of more than the Sub-Saharan average of about 5.0 per cent? 1. Nigeria, 2. Ghana, 3. Zimbabwe and 4. South Africa. Which of the following countries gained independence after 1940? 1. Egypt, 2. Ethiopia, 3. Liberia and 4. Libya. ANSWERS 1. Egypt does not have a per capita income of more than $5,000 2. South Africa’s real GDP growth has not been up to the Sub Saharan average of about 5 per cent over the last 5 years. 3. Libya gained its independence in 1951, well after Liberia, Egypt and Ethiopia which was not really colonized but was occupied by Italy until 1941.