GDP – $55.3 billion (Sh5.3 trillion)
The capital, Nairobi, is a regional commercial hub. The economy of Kenya is the largest by GDP in Southeast and Central Africa. Agriculture is a major employer; the country traditionally exports tea and coffee and has more recently begun to export fresh flowers to Europe.
The service industry is also a major economic driver. Kenya is a member of the East African Community. Compared to other African countries, Kenya enjoys relatively high political and social stability.
GDP – $73 billion (Sh7.3 trillion)
More than once, we have mentioned oil and gas as the main source of income for countries on this list. Sudan also falls into that category but in a more diverse way. It depends on oil but with a third of its GDP contributed by agriculture. Cotton and peanuts constitute its major agricultural exports.
You may not notice a “Made in Sudan” tag on the shirt you buy in Khartoum but cotton from Sudan has fuelled the textile industry in many parts of the world.