5. Pretoria,

Has gained a reputation for its congested traffic due to its huge population even with the existence of a functioning railway system.

4. Lagos

With a population of over 24 million, Lagos never sleeps.

As with many African cities, the greater Lagos Metropolis as it is today never had a proactive master plan, this has resulted in a fire-fighting approach to rid the city of long traffic congestions.

3. Johannesburg

According to an IBM Global Commuter Pain Survey, 81 percent of all Johannesburg commuters enter the city by car.

Although Johannesburg has a high-speed railway system, drivers still rank their commuting experience as painful, placing Johannesburg ahead of cities like New Delhi, Moscow, and Singapore in terms of traffic ordeal.

2. Cairo

With more than 19 million inhabitants, Cairo is one of the worlds oldest cities and home to more than one-fifth of Egypt’s population and expected to further increase to 24 million by 2027.

1. Nairobi

Nairobians spend 62.44 minutes in traffic.

The city has a population of around 3 million people but since many people from nearby towns commute to this East African commercial hub, there are more than 7 million travellers on its roads each day.


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