IMF says rising debt, political risk dim sub-Saharan Africa’s economic outlook

Economic growth is expected to rise to 3.4% in sub-Saharan Africa next year from 2.6% in 2017, the IMF said in a report on Monday, but warned that rising debt and political risks in larger economies would weigh down future growth. Nigeria and South Africa are the biggest economies in Africa south of the Sahara, but both nations have been clouded by political uncertainty linked to the tenure of their leaders.