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.
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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: