African Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 – 185 as well as within Sub-Saharan Africa. A high ranking on the ease of doing business index means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm. This index averages the country’s percentile rankings on 10 topics, made up of a variety of indicators, giving equal weight to each topic. The rankings for all economies are benchmarked to June 2012.

More information on the methodology is provided here by Doing Business.
Position Economy World Rank
1 Mauritius 19
2 South Africa 39
3 Rwanda 52
4 Botswana 59
5 Ghana 64
6 Seychelles 74
7 Namibia 87
8 Zambia 94
9 Uganda 120
10 Kenya 121
11 Cape Verde 122
12 Swaziland 123
13 Ethiopia 127
14 Nigeria 131
15 Tanzania 134
16 Lesotho 136
17 Sierra Leone 140
18 Madagascar 142
19 Sudan 143
20 Mozambique 146
21 Gambia, The 147
22 Liberia 149
23 Mali 151
24 Burkina Faso 153
25 Togo 156
26 Malawi 157
27 Comoros 158
28 Burundi 159
29 São Tomé and Príncipe 160
30 Cameroon 161
31 Equatorial Guinea 162
32 Senegal 166
33 Mauritania 167
34 Gabon 170
35 Angola 172
36 Zimbabwe 172
37 Benin 175
38 Niger 176
39 Côte d’Ivoire 177
40 Guinea 178
41 Guinea-Bissau 179
42 Congo, Dem. Rep. 181
43 Eritrea 182
44 Congo, Rep. 183
45 Chad 184
46 Central African Republic 185