Low education levels, high rates of malnutrition, and poor health conditions plague such settlements. Kidnappings, extortion, carjacks, assaults, rapes, armed muggings, and burglaries are common in the city.

15. Durban is a port city in Kwazulu Natal province of South Africa. A study by the University of Ontario – Institute of Technology (UOIT) reports that the population of Abidjan grows by 2.83% annually. The average growth rate of Accra’s population from 2000 to 2010 was 3.1%. It is located in Gauteng Province. Kinshasa’s population is estimated to be around 10 million to 13.3 million. As a port city, Durban handles more cargo than other South African ports. Lagos is the largest city in Africa. 80% of urban dwellers in the country live in slums. Also, crime is spilling over from the slums to city, hotels, and beaches. The petroleum extracted is then exported or used to process oil products locally. Last census was in 1984. It is the 7th fastest growing city in the world. There are about 700,000 to a million people living in these slums lacking clean water and basic amenities. No meaningful census has been conducted in the city. A study by US’s Demographia Consultancy, reports the population of Mogadishu is annually growing at a rate of 6.9%. Abidjan is Ivory Coast’s hub of industrialization and urbanization. That is because in some cities the infrastructure that is existing dates back to the European Colonial Era on the continent. This is a list of the largest urban agglomerations in Africa.

Crime levels in Luanda are classified as critical by OSAC, with threats coming from gangs and cybercriminals. Cairo is Egypt’s economic hub with two-thirds of the country’s GDP generated in the greater metropolitan section. Figures for administrative areas are also given. The 540 square-kilometer urban area of Addis Ababa is Ethiopia’s capital city and commercial hub. It is located on the Atlantic Ocean's coastline. According to a 2014 Population Reference Bureau report, the country’s population is growing at a rate of 2.6 percent annually. Nairobi is Kenya’s capital and largest city. The 818 square mile Abidjan City is the economic capital of Ivory Coast. Kano acts as a regional trade center that serves as a market for over 300 million people. The slums are classified as the biggest in Africa. It has a population of 3.4 million. According to Statistics South Africa, the average annual growth in population in Durban was 1.13 percent from 2001 to 2011. If it were a country, the Lagos State economy would be the 7th largest one in Africa. In 2015, the World Bank signed a $565 million deal to double the port’s capacity by 2020. The city is an industrial and manufacturing hub which contributes 4% to the country’s economy. Luanda has the highest annual growth in population in Africa. This reflects only cities located geographically in Africa including nearby islands. The United States' Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) gives it a crime rating of critical. It is a hub of commerce, technology, industry, and finance in East and Central Africa. The First Somali Bank was the country's first bank. Luanda is Angola’s capital and largest city. The 565 square-kilometer Dar es Salaam is Tanzania’s largest city. The city accounts for 18% of national employment, 52% of secondary and tertiary urban employment, and 50% of the country’s GDP. It is also used to import iron, steel, machinery, flour, and coal. The population grows at an annual rate of 2 to 3 %. At that capacity Dar es Salaam can make an annual profit of $2 billion. Lagos City in Lagos State is Nigeria’s largest city and its economic capital. Accra is the capital and biggest city of Ghana. East Rand, Evaton, Pretoria, Soshanguve, Soweto, Vereeniging, West Rand, Learn how and when to remove these template messages, Learn how and when to remove this template message, World Urbanization Prospects (2014 revision), The Principal Agglomerations of the World, "The largest cities in the world by land area, population and density", "Population distribution by selected age groups, sex and governorate according to final results of 2017 Pop.Census (201993091923pop.pdf)", "Local Municipality, City of Johannesburg", http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/613251468182958526/pdf/96449-WP-PUBLIC-GhanaRisingThroughCities-Overview-full.pdf, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_biggest_cities_in_Africa&oldid=985523322, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles needing additional references from April 2016, All articles needing additional references, Wikipedia articles in need of updating from July 2020, All Wikipedia articles in need of updating, Articles with multiple maintenance issues, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 26 October 2020, at 13:10.