Five ambitious smart city plans in Africa that hold the most promise

Nii Ntreh June 22, 2020
African countries are putting ambitious plans on paper for future smart cities. Photo Credit: IESE

It should perhaps come as very little surprise that African governments have at least, for a decade, been talking about the commencement of smart cities in their countries.

The continent is responsible for the fastest urbanization process anywhere in the world. Currently, about only 40% of Africa’s population live in cities.

Smart cities represent not just a departure from conventionality but on the part of governments, it shows a commitment to partaking in the modern global conversations on tech and sustainability.

From North Africa to the south, there is no shortage of land or investors for some of these ambitious projects. As follows are the continent’s most promising smart city projects:

Last Edited by:Kent Mensah Updated: June 22, 2020


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