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African cities with the worst traffic congestion: One of the inevitability of urban life is the need to move from one part of the city to another. It could be from the market to your residence, from your house to work or a series of other possible trips. We analyse the African Cities with the worst traffic congestion. As Africa races to catch up with civilization, more and more people are migrating from rural settlements to cities in search of a better life. The consequent population explosion in African cities is a challenge Governments across the continent are yet to come to terms with.
Traffic Index is a composite index of time consumed in traffic due to commuting to work, estimation of time consumption dissatisfaction, carbon dioxide consumption estimation in traffic and overall inefficiencies in the traffic system.
Here are the top five Cities with the worst traffic congestion in Africa
It shouldn’t be a surprise to find two South African cities in our top 5. A Numbeo’s 2016 Traffic Index shows that South Africa is the 5th most traffic congested country in the world. And Pretoria one of South Africa’s three capital cities has gained a reputation for its congested traffic