Is West Africa Third World?

What parts of Africa are third world?

Here are the 10 countries with the lowest human development indexes:

  • Tuvalu (0)
  • Somalia (0)
  • Niger (0.354)
  • Central African Republic (0.367)
  • South Sudan (0.388)
  • Chad (0.404)
  • Burundi (0.417)
  • Sierra Leone (0.419)

What is the richest country in Africa?

Top 20 Richest Countries in Africa

  1. Seychelles.
  2. Equatorial Guinea.
  3. Gabon.
  4. Botswana.
  5. South Africa.
  6. Libya.
  7. Namibia.
  8. Egypt.

What are the most developed countries in Africa?

Seychelles is Africa’s most developed country with an HDI of . 801, just making the “very high human development” threshold.

Seven African countries have “high human development”:

  • Seychelles (. 801)
  • Mauritius (. 796)
  • Algeria (. 759)
  • Tunisia (. 739)
  • Botswana (. 728)
  • Libya (. 708)
  • Gabon (. 702)

Why is Africa so underdeveloped?

The lack of transparency, accountability, safety and the rule of law; the often bloated public sectors and squeezed small businesses; patriarchy masquerading as religion and culture; high unemployment rates and, recently, jihadism destabilising the Sahel region – all these factors are keeping Africans poor.

What are 2nd world countries?

Second World countries are countries that are more stable and more developed than Third World countries which exist in parts of Africa, South and Central America and south Asia, but less stable and less developed than First World countries such as Norway.

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