Many people seek to live abroad, especially cities in Europe, America, and Asia. This rush to relocate is born out of the desire to reside in a city that offers a good road network, electricity and other social amenities as well as opportunities for economic growth. Young Africans pursue their extraordinary dreams of living in paradise which they soon realize is really not what they thought it would be soon after their arrival and experience in these foreign cities, Ironically these young aspiring Africans leave behind numerous metropolitan areas and beautiful cities in Africa that are emerging markets where the real opportunities they seek are located and relocate to western countries where they are made to work extra hard on under the table jobs, pay outrageous bills, struggle to secure their stay, with an economy that may not present new opportunities to fresh immigrants. has the west been doing a major marketing of its nations in Africa? hmmm… what may be the reason for promoting western countries to Africa and the world as nothing but “paradise”? and the demeaning of Africa to the west and the world as nothing but “trash”?
Africa happens to be the richest continent in the world, rich in natural resources and culture which the world strongly depends on. as we already know that there are always two sides to every country, “The urban and the rural”. so, judging a continent by the struggles of people living in the rural areas means being “one-sided”. This is because a nation’s growth is scaled using 3 class of people living there,
( 1.)THE RICH ( 2)THE AVERAGE (3.)THE POOR.
These beautiful African cities are amazingly beautiful places to live in because they have security, they are emerging markets with many businesses and career prospects, and they have basic infrastructure as well as many attractions for recreation. Besides, they have the warmth of African friendliness and hospitality. Here are some cities to live in Africa:
Johannesburg, South Africa.
Johannesburg is one of the wealthiest modern cities in Africa; it has a lot of investment and career opportunities. Its airport is one of the best in the world and it is home to the largest man-made forest in the world. The inner cities are clean and there are several shopping malls, international hotels, and restaurants. Johannesburg is an amazing city to live in.
As the economic, social, cultural and political capital of Namibia, it is the location of most government institutions. Though a relatively small city, it has a bubbling business district which has trendy shopping malls, bars, and restaurants. It has adequate health care services and has good educational institutions. Windhoek is a wonderful place to live in.
Tunis has a high life expectancy with an average person living up to 74.6 years old it the second happiest place to live in Africa. It is among the first Muslim city to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tunis has an ever-increasing manufacturing sector and the gross domestic product of the city is on the increase.
A good number of multinational companies prefer to use Nairobi as the base for their operations in East Africa and Africa at large; for instance, companies such as Rockefeller Foundation and General Electric chose Nairobi as their anchor city for their African operations. Housing is affordable; their internet connectivity is one of the best in Africa. The technology market is promising, and the city has good social amenities and exciting attractions. The downside is transportation; it is preferable to have your own car.
Dar es Salaam is the economic and political nerve center of Tanzania. It is the third fastest growing African city. It enjoys tropical weather all year round. It is home to the famous University of Dar es Salaam the oldest as well as the largest public university in Tanzania. There is easy access to basic education as the primary education is free. Similarly, the city is blessed with beautiful attractions, exciting things to do and see, welcoming people and memorable experiences.
cape town, South Africa.
Every amenity and luxuries that can be found in the most developed metropolitan cities of the world is present in Cape Town. That could explain why the city has won several awards. It is a very colorful city located near several vineyards which produce some of the best wine money can buy and the city is located between mountains and the ocean. It is the hub of the digital and insurance sector in Africa.
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Kigali, Rwanda has a large percentage of expatriates among its 1 million residents. The central business district has several modern architectures springing up in recent times among which are the new 20-floor, New Kigali tower that hosts several offices and departmental stores. The diverse wildlife of the country is a great attraction to tourist and it’s home to the exotic mountain gorillas. Kigali is abundant with wonderful housing development to reside in. The weather is moderate most of the time and there are varieties of exciting activities and good social amenities for the residents. The people are friendly and always welcoming.
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Libreville is the largest city of Gabon. It has a literacy rate of about 90 percent. The lifestyle of the people is greatly influenced by the French, which explains the city’s beautiful architecture and monuments, grand boulevard and stylish design of the city generally. Its unique features include natural landscape, beautiful beaches, parks and nature reserves and that makes living in Libreville like a permanent vacation. Away from its beautiful attractions, the city is developed and urbanized with amenities to serve the people. Similarly, it doubles as an oil city with an investment, which has boasted the mining sector recently.
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Lagos is known to be the most populous city in Nigeria. Lagos, the city of aquatic finery, is steeped in history and culture and has a remarkable array of magnificent architecture and stunning attractions. The city is the main economic spirit of Nigeria, despite not the capital city of the country; it has the strong presence of notable companies, educational institutions, and top-notch amenities. The city is an interesting place to live, friendly people and unforgettable experiences.
10. Accra, Ghana
Accra the capital city of Ghana is a modern city with classic bars, restaurants, shopping malls and nightclubs. It also has a flourishing real estate sector, little wonder it has become a favorite vacation destination for upper-class Africans and tourists especially Nigerians who take a short flight to have leisure in their weekend homes in Accra. The Ghanaians are very friendly people and their tropical environment is very much favorable. There are many highbrow areas and also nice spots for evening hangout, making it an amazing city to live in.
watch out! we will bring you more African cities to get familiar with, but we’d like to know the African city mentioned above you love the most, Leave us a comment.