BERLIN, June 12 The Organisation for Economic
Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the African Development
Bank (AfDB) expect economic growth in Africa to pick up this
year and next.
Presenting their latest forecasts at the sidelines of a G20
Africa summit in Berlin, both organisations forecast gross
domestic product (GDP) to expand by 3.4 percent this year after
2.2 percent in the previous year.
For 2018, OECD and AfDB expect the upturn to gain further
momentum with a predicted expansion rate of 4.3 percent.
(Reporting by Gernot Heller; Writing by Michael Nienaber;
Editing by Andrea Shalal)