Sunday, December 8, 2013

See Top 10 Cities To Live in Africa (PHOTOS)

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To be honest Africa's one of the most beautiful continents, its so full of culture, full of wonderful people and has so much history, its safe to say Africa's a truly blessed placed...see places below: 

Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town has won several international awards and boasts all the luxuries and amenities of the best urban areas around the world. Located between the ocean and the mountains, the city is awash in hiking and water sports, plus it’s near hundreds of vineyards that produce some of the world’s best wines. Cape Town is the center for the insurance and digital sectors in Africa.

Accra, Ghana
Accra is a weekend-getaway destinations for privileged Nigerians and understandably so, for its vibrant culinary scene, nightlife, and world class shopping. There are several affluent areas including East Legon—home of the famous Accra Mall—and Osu, often called “Oxford Street” for its high-end shops. Comfortable high rises are available throughout the shopping districts, and the tropical climate makes this a joy of a place to live.

Nairobi, Kenya
Recently, several multinational companies have opened up branches in Nairobi, including Rockefeller Foundation, General Electric and China’s CCTV news broadcaster. As for the housing options, there are spacious suburban-style homes at prices quite affordable compared to other African cities, as well as luxury apartment complexes with swimming pools and fitness centers. Nairobi has a promising technology industry and reputably some of the best Internet connectivity in Africa.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Johannesburg is home to one of the best airports in the developed world—O.R. Tambo International Airport— a small city center in itself with dozens of stores and restaurants. Recently, the government invested large funds into building up the inner city, and today you’ll find cleaner streets and renovated buildings. The city is also home to world-class malls like Sandton City and Eastgate. When you’re craving some fresh air, Johannesburg holds the title of the largest man-made forest in the world.

Gaborone, Botswana
The capital of Botswana enjoys political stability and economic strength—partly because it is one of the largest rough diamond producers in the world. The economy is also driven by beef exports – most of which are marketed throughout Europe – and a rapidly growing tourism industry. Thanks to the development of modern sports facilities, Gaborone was played host to the Africa Junior Athletics Championships in 2011.
Libreville, Gabon
Libreville is a young city with more than half the population under age 20. Literacy rates are extremely high, which means it has some of the most competent service staff in every type of business. Libreville also enjoys a strong French influence, some of which you’ll find in the stunning architecture and monuments. And of course the beach location makes this an easy place to have fun on weekends. Property development is cropping up across the city, but still, you’re never far from gorgeous natural landscapes. In fact, the government puts aside 10 percent of total land for national parks and natural reserves.
Tunis, Tunisia
Tunisia may be one of the smallest countries in North Africa, but it’s seeing a lot of development. Recently, its gross domestic product grew by 4 percent, with a steady increase in manufacturing. Tunis is another city with strong French ties, but it’s very culturally diverse. In fact it is one of the first Arabo-Muslim towns and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Life expectancy is remarkably high here, with the average person living to 74.6 years old. This could be because Tunis was ranked the second-happiest place in Africa.

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Dar es Salaam sees a annual population increase of 3 percent, making it the third fastest-growing African city. The city is Tanzania’s political and economic hub and in recent years has seen great investment in education. A program that provides free primary schooling has driven enrollment rates up to more than 90 percent. Dar es Salaam is home to the University of Dar es Salaam, the largest and oldest Tanzanian public university, as well as the Institute of Technology. Located near the equator, the city enjoys tropical weather most of the year.
Windhoek, Namibia
German culture has greatly influenced much of Windhoek, from the language to the architecture. Windhoek has a small-town feel, but is also home to nearly every national government institution, making it Namibia’s political, cultural, social and economic capital. Windhoek is famous for its beer—Windhoek Lager is sold abroad in more than 20 countries and the old brewery, still located in the city’s business district, today hosts trendy restaurants, bars and shops.

Kigali, Rwanda
Located in the heart of Rwanda, Kigali is home to nearly 1 million people, many of whom are expats. There are two main scenes here: the rural areas, and the new modern structures popping up in the central business district. The new Kigali Tower, a 20-floor office and retail complex, has gotten a lot of buzz, but the diverse wildlife is also buzzworthy—Kigali is home to rare mountain gorillas.

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