The latest IMF sub-Saharan Africa economic outlook has just been released. Real growth projections for Zambia are broadly in line with government forecasts : 4.5% (2009) and 5% (2010). In general sub-Saharan Africa is expected to grow by a mere 1%. Angola's growth is predicted to have temporarily come to a halt at 0.2% (2009). That is modest compared to Botswana's hard hitting contraction of the economy by -10.3% (2009), thanks to the decline in diamond exports.