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Africa is a Continent of Remarkable Diversity, and its Cities are a Testament to It

Each city has its unique mix of culture, history, and opportunities. However, in certain pockets of this varied landscape, daily life is marred by challenges arising from ongoing political instability, economic hardships, and a shortage of basic services. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s report “The Global Liveability Index 2023,” African cities such as Lagos (Nigeria) and Algiers (Algeria) have gained ground, with some improvements in their healthcare and education systems. Although corruption continues to be an issue, some additional public funding has been made available for infrastructure and public services, which have also benefited from the decline in COVID cases. However, among the ten cities with the lowest liveability rankings, half of them are located in Africa.