List of African Countries and their Currencies

Currency is the medium of exchange which is derived from the Latin word currens, -entis that functions as legal tender. It is accepted as payment for goods and services and repayment of debts in a particular country or socio-economic context which is circulated as banknote and coins.
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Currency is the medium of exchange which is derived from the Latin word currens, -entis that functions as legal tender. It is accepted as payment for goods and services and repayment of debts in a particular country or socio-economic context which is circulated as banknote and coins.

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Country

Capital City

Name of Currency

Algeria

Algiers

Algerian Dinar

Angola

Luanda

Angolan Kwanza

Benin

Porto-Novo

West African CFA franc 

Botswana

Gaborone

Pula (BWP)

Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou

West African CFA franc 

Burundi

Bujumbura

Burundi Franc

Cameroon

Yaounde

West African CFA francs 

Cape Verde

Praia

Cape Verdean Escudo 

Central African Rep.

Bangui

Central African CFA franc 

Chad

N'Djamena

Central African CFA franc 

Comoros

Moroni

Comorian franc (KMF) 

Congo (DRC)

Kinshasa

Congolese Franc (CDF) 

Cote d'Ivoire

Yamoussoukro

West African CFA franc 

Djibouti

Djibouti

Franc (DJF) 

Egypt

Cairo

Egyptian pound (EGP) 

Equatorial Guinea

Malabo 

Central African CFA franc 

Eritrea

Asmara

Nakfa (ERN) 

Ethiopia

Addis Ababa

Birr (ETB) 

Gabon

 Libreville

Central African CFA franc 

Gambia

Banjul 

Dalasi (GMD) 

Ghana

Accra

Ghana cedi

Guinea

Conakry

Guinea Franc 

Guinea-Bissau

Bissau 

West African CFA franc 

Kenya

Nairobi

Kenyan shilling 

Lesotho

Maseru

Lesotho loti 

Liberia

Monrovia

Liberian Dollar 

Libya

Tripoli

Libyan Dinar 

Madagascar

Antananarivo

Malagasy ariary 

Malawi

Lilongwe

Kwacha 

Mali

Bamako

West African CFA franc 

Mauritania

Nouakchott 

Ouguiya 

Mauritius

Mauritius

Mauritian rupee

Morocco

Rabat 

Moroccan Dirham 

Mozambique

Maputo

Mozambican metical 

Namibia

Windhoek

Namibian dollar 

Niger

Niamey

West African CFA franc 

Nigeria

Abuja

Naira 

Rwanda

Kigali

Rwanda Franc 

Sao Tome & Principe

Sao Tome

Dobra

Senegal

Dakar

CFA franc 

Seychelles

Victoria

Seychellois rupee (SCR) 

Sierra Leone

Freetown

Sierra Leonean leone (SLL) 

Somalia

Mogadishu

Somali Shilling 

South Africa

Pretoria

South African Rand (ZAR) 

South Sudan

Juba

South Sudanese pound (SSP)

Sudan

Khartoum

Sudanese pound (SDG) 

Swaziland

Mbabane

Lilangeni 

Tanzania

Dodoma

Tanzanian Schilling 

Togo

Lomé 

Central African CFA franc 

Tunisia

Tunis

Tunisian Dinar 

Uganda

Kampala

Uganda Shilling 

Western Sahara

Laayoune

Moroccan Dirham 

(The majority of the territory of Western Sahara is currently administered by the Kingdom of Morocco.)

Zambia

Lusaka

Zambian Kwacha (ZMK) 

Zimbabwe

Harare

Zimbabwean Dollar (ZWD) 

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