Poorest Countries in Africa / Most Impoverished Countries

The poorest countries in the world are in Africa. Even in the list of the African countries take the first 13 places. For this reason, we have listed the 13 poorest countries in Africa.

Here are the Poorest Countries in Africa, Country with Highest Poverty Rate.

Poorest Countries in Africa

Poorest Countries in Africa Map

Africa and most impoverished countries of the world are ranked from the poor to the poorest. This ranking is based on the GDP values of the year 2016. You can see the GDP of countries alongside the titles of the countries.

13. Guinea-Bissau (620$)


Guinea Bissau is a Northwest African country. The country, formerly a Portuguese colony, was known as Portugal Guinea during the colonial period.

The Guinea-Bissau economy, one of the most impoverished countries in the world, is based mainly on farming and fisheries. The country exports small quantities of peanuts, palm seeds, and timber as well as fish and seafood. Rice is the most important crop and the main food ingredient. The export products of the country are mahogany, shrimp, peanut and palm seed. The largest export partners are India and Ecuador. Import products include various foods, machinery, and vehicles, petroleum products. The largest import partners are Italy, Senegal, and Portugal.

12. Togo (578$)


In the west of Africa, Togo is a country suffering from political and social problems for many years. For this reason, Togo is ranked among the poorest countries of the African continent. Togo is also one of the most unhealthy countries in the world.

11. Guinea (508$)


Guinea, which can be regarded as one of the richest countries in the world in terms of natural resources with its gold, diamond and boron mines, is among the poorest countries due to economic instability and military regimes in the past.

It has a very poor impression of the country at first sight, but it has an astonishing potential with its territory and underground resources. Gold, diamonds, bauxite, and iron, as well as rich silver, granite, and manganese deposits, are noted in the country, where 13 to 15 percent of the gross domestic product is based on mining.

10. Gambia (473$)


The Gambia is one of the most impoverished countries in Africa. In the Gambia, a country that is very poor in terms of natural resources, palm trees in the coastal area is described as ornaments of beaches. At an important level, there is a complete poverty in terms of mines, besides the untapped forest areas. Although there are not many kinds of wild animals, there are crocodiles and hippopotamus around the river, and a lot of monkeys live in the inner part. There are hardly any other animal species belonging to the African continent.

9. Liberia (455$)


Despite the fact that the underground and overland resources are very rich, Liberia is in West Africa, a poor country that has been poor due to people being deprived of education and because of the exploitation of the West. In 2002, a dictatorial regime dominated Liberia, a country that suffered great conflicts between the people and the government. It ensures the security of the United Nations and the NATO country.

8.  DR. Congo (444$)

DR Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the richest countries of the world in terms of natural resources. But it is one of the poorest countries in terms of economy. At the same time, the country with the highest risk of malaria and yellow fever. The newly developed country of the private sector is the center of the corruption of the traffic jam, the scum, the poor, the angry people who live in turmoil and do not allow photography.

7. Somalia (434$)


There has been no political stability in Somalia over the last two decades; there has been no state in the last decade. Therefore, it is necessary to think in this respect that this country which is in the “self-sufficient” agricultural production until almost twenty years ago is today struggling with famine and starvation.

Somalia has been struggling with civil war for years. The civil war in Somalia does not come to an end. There is no actual state administration in the country. So there is no economy, no production. Instead, there is famine, starvation, and this makes Somalia one of the most impoverished countries in Africa.

6. Madagascar (401$)


An island country that everyone is curious about because of the Madagascar film about the adventures of cute animals. But this lovely impression of the country is one of Africa‘s poorest countries at the same time.

5. Mozambique (382$)


Mozambique, exploited by the Portuguese for centuries, is an African country trying to develop after 15 years of civil war. Despite its rich resources, Mozambique, one of the poorest countries in the continent, aims to speed up its economic growth with natural gas and coal deposits discovered in the country in the recent period.

4. Central African Republic (382$)

Central African Republic

The Central African Republic, one of the most poverty-stricken countries, has experienced a lot of internal conflicts. The country is a country known for its diamond trade, but there is no value for this diamond trade financially in the Central African Republic. This situation is thought to be completely political.

3. Niger (363$)


88% of these Sub-Saharan countries are deserts. This shows that this country is not a Sub-Saharan but a country in the middle of the Sahara. Only 2% of the land is cultivated. The only plant that grows is a plant that looks like parrots feed for the name millet.

2. Malawi (300$)


A South African country, the Malawi region, and even the world’s most backward countries. The country is the second poorest country of the world and Africa. In the state, which declared its independence about 50 years ago when the British were colonized, 80 percent of the people are as poor as possible.

1. Burundi (285$)


Burundi is the poorest country in Africa and the world.

What is The Poorest Country in the World


The poorest country in the world is Burundi.

Burundi is the poorest country in the economic sense of the world. Burundi is the first African country on the list of the lowest income countries. In Burundi, which has a population of 11 million people, the annual income per capita is 285 dollars. In Burundi, the poorest country in the world, the people are working for less than $ 1 a day.

Burundi is a far more agricultural country. 41% of all land is arable land. Most of the farms can meet the grain needs. The main foodstuffs are bananas, legumes, millet, broomsticks, peanuts, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin seeds. The main source of money is coffee and it is different from Arab coffee.

The grown cattle are used in agriculture. It constitutes only a fraction of the national income. Burundi’s main export products are coffee, tobacco, tin, ore, cotton, pyrex and deep. The main imports are fuel, vehicles, textile products, machinery, and food products.