Africa is the world’s second largest and second most-populous continent, being behind Asia in both categories. The population of Africa has been growing rapidly over the past years, with urban population taking a great share of it. This rise in population has brought its strength and challenges by equal measure. As the continent takes strides in creating new opportunities on fiscal, technological and social fronts, it’s also faced with issues of congestion and lack of enough resources to serve the huge population. Lagos city in Nigeria is the largest and most populous city in Africa, with Cairo city in Egypt coming second.
Here is the list of the top 10 most populous cities in Africa ranked in terms of their respective metro area populations.
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Johannesburg, South Africa