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All three countries are also projected to broadly maintain these high growth rates in 2006 and 2007, exhibiting broad-based growth, led in some cases (Uganda) by the agricultural sector. However, these forecasts are subject to considerable © AfDB/OECD 2006 uncertainties due to the unstable political situation in some countries, and a worsening drought in others. 5 per cent on average in the latter year. The growth prospects of Mauritius and Madagascar continue to be negatively affected by the increased competition from Chinese, Indian and Bangladeshi textile producers and the end of the Multi-Fibre Agreement.

Only Mauritius has achieved the target but 12 other countries seem on track to improve maternal health. Data on the proportion of births attended by skilled health personnel show that progress was made in 2003 but only in Northern Africa. Goal 6 – Combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other disease The goal of halting HIV/AIDS and other major diseases (malaria, tuberculosis) by 2015 appears daunting in Africa as these three diseases are highly concentrated in the poorest countries. 4 million people living with HIV worldwide are from African countries.

Projections for 2006 show large decreases in inflation rates, especially in Guinea and Nigeria. 17. Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Gambia. 5 per cent in 2005). 6 per cent in 2005 as weather conditions normalised; and inflation rates increased only marginally in the remaining Central African countries (Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and São Tomé and Principe). The projections for 2006 and 2007 indicate that inflation will once again decrease in Central Africa close to the convergence target of 3 per cent, largely due to a return to singledigit inflation rates in all countries except São Tomé and Principe.

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