Africa is a ‘shithole’ continent, Africa is behind modern civilization, Africa is a land of the poor…..Well, this has been the general perception or reality depending on your perspective of view. This article is meant to reveal some parts of Africa that is not normally seen on TV….That parts that is kept hidden…..When we come on the spotlight it is always about slum and filth and misery mixed in an atmosphere of poverty……..Well, These are cities you may want to visit and see…..There are cities in Africa who can compete with the elite cities of the world…..
A disclaimer: I have not traveled a lot so this list is completely from Africa Facts organisation.
Lets get to it straight away…….
10. Luanda, Angola – Facts About Angola
Many may be wowed, because of the perception about Angola, Luanda is Capital of Africa’s second largest oil producer and it is no surprised to see them at this level for the city I has undergone massive transformation over the decade with the partnership with China International Trust and Investment Corporation (CITIC).
9. Agadir, Morocco –Facts about Agadir
The city of Rabat is the capital of Morocco and many will be surprised to see Agadir in this list but this is the capital of Agadir-Ida Ou Tanane province. It is one of the major urban centres of Morocco. The city was rebuilt after the 1960 earthquake and its now Morocco’s largest seaside resort; attracting tourists from all over the world.
8. Nairobi, Kenya – Facts About Kenya
Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya and the most populous city in eastern Africa. It is one of the most leading cities in Africa, both politically and financially (Africa’s 4th largest exchange in terms of trading volume) and it is harbor of Africa’s ITC development….Plans are underway to develop a tech city like Silicon Valley in Nairobi…..
7. Cape Town, South Africa – facts about South Africa
Again, Cape Town is the not the capital city of SA but it is the second-most populous city in South Africa, Cape Town is famous for its harbor, Table Mountain and Cape Point. It is the most popular international tourist destination in South Africa even though Johannesburg is also a place to see.
6. Cairo, Egypt –Facts about Cairo
The home of civilization, Cairo is Egypt’s capital and the largest city in the Middle-East and second-largest in Africa after Lagos. This city was named the “world’s most 24-hour city” in 2011 by Badoo ahead of New York and Paris.
5. Port Louis, Mauritius –Facts about Mauritius
Port Louis is one of Africa’s main financial centers. The city is mostly overshadowed by its financial hub, tourism, manufacturing sector, and port facilities. This nation languages include English and French the have a motto ‘Star and Key of the Indian Ocean’ and indeed they are, this is one most beautiful places to be in the world…
4. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – Facts About Tanzania
Dodoma is the capital city of Tanzania but Dar es Salaam was the former and its the richest and largest city in Tanzania, Dar es Salaam is the major city for both business and government in Tanzania and one of the delights of the continent Africa.
3. Abuja, Nigeria –Facts about Abuja
This is the capital to the largest, most populous and arguably the richest black nation in the world, Nigeria. Abuja was built in the 80’s before being disposing Lagos as the capital city of the most populous black nation in the world by the administration of General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB) in 1991. The city is one of the richest and most expensive in Africa.
2. Tunis, Tunisia –Facts about Tunis
Tunis is both the capital and the largest city of Tunisia. In fact, more than a quarter of the population of Tunisia lives in Tunis but why the hell not? It is a delight to see.
1. Johannesburg, South Africa – facts about South Africa
By population, Johannesburg is the largest and wealthiest city in South Africa and second largest in the continent after Abuja. Called Africa’s economic powerhouse, this city is also the largest economy of any metropolitan region in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Gaborone, Capital of Botswana.