The African continent is one of the worldâ€™s largest and his home to 54 sovereign states some of which boast robust economies.
The continent has been tagged as the worldâ€™s poorest continent but there are some economies which boast of a robust Gross Domestic Product [GDP].
Below are the top 10 richest countries in Africa based on their GDP per capita as released by AfricaRanking.
10) Algeria â€“ $7,500 (GDP per capita)
Algeria is the second largest oil producer in Africa, and this accounts for the majority of the countryâ€™s economy generating 70% of total budget receipts.
In addition to this the country has an enormous supply in a number of minerals, including iron, lead, copper, zinc and mercury.