African countries have their peculiar challenges like all countries the world over. Amid these challenges are particular characteristics of countries on the continent.‘Visit Africa (VA)’ is a Netbuzz Africa initiative aimed at sharing information about African countries while serving our audience with the latest gist from the continent. We also seek to help our reader to better discover the beauty of motherland – in a small but significant way.
Every week, we shall be curate information about African countries with details such as their currency, political leader, population, date of independence among other relevant addition.
For a breakdown of individual cities within Africa, the TRAVEL section on our website has more details on how to properly visit African cities and have the best of your stay. A visit to Africa can change your life, your living, and your thinking. Let’s take a look at the top 5 beautiful cities in Africa for 2018.
Johannesburg, South Africa
By population, Johannesburg is the largest and wealthiest city in South Africa. Called Africa’s economic powerhouse, this city is also the largest economy of any metropolitan region in Sub-Saharan Africa. South Africa is led by President Cyril Ramaphosa while Johannesburg’s mayor Herman Mashaba is the chief executive of the City. Their main currency is the South African rand. Joburg as it’s affectionately called is filled with life, enthusiasm, and an amazing culture.
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Abidjan means you are in Ivory Coast — an amazing place for trade and travel in the Western part of Africa. Despite hardships, Abidjan is one of the most developed cities in West Africa with some impressive skylines you can ever find. Under president Outarra and governor Robert Beugré Mambé, Abidjan is one of the most populous French-speaking cities in Africa. The official currency is the West African CFA Franc.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The capital of Ethiopia is an excellent city. The infrastructure and the towering buildings are spellbinding. Addis Ababa prides itself with highlands bordering the Great Rift Valley as well as being the country’s commercial and cultural hub. However, Addis Ababa is much more than steel and concrete. Home to some of the most amazing people in Africa, everyone loves to visit Addis Ababa. The city is governed by Mayor: Takele Uma Benti. Ethiopia spends the Ethiopian birr under current president Mulatu Teshome.
Despite recent atrocities, Nairobi and its outskirts offer a spellbinding landscape to its visitors. Home to several business opportunities and tourism. Through its urban core, the city has Nairobi National Park, a large game reserve known for breeding endangered black rhinos and home to giraffes, zebras, and lions. Nairobi is the choicest destination for jumping-off points and safari trips in Kenya. H.E Mike Mbuvi Sonko, Governor -Nairobi City County has support from president Uhuru Kenyatta under the country’s currency Kenyan Shilling.
Nigeria’s capital, Abuja was built in the ’80s before being disposing of 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 which spends the Nigeria Naira is one of the richest and most expensive in Africa under current Minister Alhaji Muhammad Musa Bello and President Buhari. Abuja