Africa needs to invest more in transport, energy infrastructure, and stop fighting
Wednesday July 16 2014
Africa has the worst transport and energy infrastructure in the world. File
Conflicts cost Africa about $18 billion every year and shrank the economies of warring countries by about 15 per cent.
The UN Economic Commission for Africa estimates conflict-related losses to agricultural production in sub-Saharan African between 1970 and 1997 at $52 billion, or 30 per cent of the output of the affected countries.
War is an expensive affair and less of it will bring more development to the continent.
Africa has the worst transport and energy infrastructure in the world.