5. Nairobi, Kenya
The Kenyan capital Nairobi’s strong financial services industry and attractiveness for foreign direct investment mean the Nairobi Stock Exchange is one of the largest in Africa.
The city has been chosen by a number of multinational companies looking to establish themselves in Africa, including General Electric, the Rockefeller Foundation and China’s CCTV news broadcaster.
However the city’s rudimentary infrastructure, lack of healthcare, and underwhelming higher education institutions mean it has plenty of room for improvement.