Top 10 African Countries with the Best Quality Roads. Hello, welcome to another informative post and thanks for reading my article I appreciate. In today's Post, we shall be counting down the top 10 African countries with the best quality roads. One of the essential factors for economic growth is domestic and international transportation, thus, road infrastructure needs to be maintained and updated regularly. when it comes to ranking countries by their road networks, African countries lag way behind. This is surprising considering the fact that a chunk of the budgetary allocations in many African countries are cantered on road development, yet very little can be shown for it. The Global Competitive Report Index is charged with the ranking of roads worldwide to set aside the best from the worst. In ranking the countries, the Global Competitive Report index tracks the performance of approximately 140 countries on 12 pillars of competitiveness, including the quality of road infrastructure development, maintenance and urban-rural balance. In the recent ranking by the Global Competitive Report Index United Arab, Singapore, and Switzerland emerged with the best road in the world with scores of 6.2 each while Mauritania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Haiti emerged with the worst roads with score of 2.1.If your new here, welcome. Be sure to follow me here so as to get a notifications of all my amazing posts. According to the just released World Economic Forum 2020. Road Quality Index for Africa, these are the top 10 African countries with the best quality roads.
10. Senegal - Score 4.0
Officially the Republic of Senegal, is a country in West Africa. Senegal covers a land area of almost 197,000km2 and has an estimated population of about 16.5 million people. The system of roads in Senegal is extensive by West African standards, with paved roads reaching each corner of the country and all major towns. Dakar is the endpoint of three routes in the Trans-African Highway network, Cairo-Dakar Highway, Dakar-Ndjamena Highway, and Dakar-Lagos Highway. The only operational motorway in Senegal currently runs for 34 km between Dakar and Diamniadio, and it is a toll motorway. A new part of the motorway, of 16.5 km is currently under construction, which will reach the Blaise Diagne International Airport. Another section of 50 km is also under construction, linking the airport to Thiès and the 115 km stretch from Thiès to Touba, the final destination of the planned motorway, will start under construction in the near future. With all these quality roads, it's no surprise that Senegal ranked 10th in Africa and 71st globally.
9. Cape Verde - Score 4.1
Republic of Cabo Verde, is an island country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean. Located 570 km west of the Cape Verde Peninsula off the coast of Northwest Africa, the islands covers a combined area of slightly over 4,000km2 with a population of about 600,000people. The road network of Cape Verde is managed by the national government (Instituto de Estradas) and by the municipalities. The total length of the road network is 1,650 km, of which 1,113 km national roads and 537 km municipal roads. Of the national roads, 36% is asphalted. Roadways networks include 10,000 km including unpaved tracks accessible only to four-wheel drive vehicle. There are no railways in Cape Verde. In cape Verde, most people fly to move from one city to another but the roads available are of good quality which is why they ranged 9th on the charts of top 10 African countries with the best quality roads.
8. Botswana - Score 4.1
Botswana is a landlocked country in Southern Africa, formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, gained independence on 30th September 1966. It is currently Africa's oldest continuous democracy, with a population of about 2.5 million people and a surface area of 581,730 km2. Botswana has good quality roads rubbing shoulders with countries in Europe on road quality. They have paved, unpaved roads and international highways. The A1highwayin Botswana is a road that runs from the Zimbabwean border near Ramokgwebana through Francistown, Mahalapye, Palapye, Gaborone and Lobatse, to Ramatlabama at the border with South Africa. With the great quality of roads, it currently has, it emerged 8th on the African charts of top 10 best roads.
7. Kenya - Score 4.2
The Republic of Kenya is a country in Africa with 47 semiautonomous counties governed by elected governors. At 580,367km2, Kenya has a population of more than 53.8 million people. The country has an extensive network of paved and unpaved roads. Kenya's railway system links the nation's ports and major cities, connecting it with neighbouring Uganda. There are 15 airports which have paved runways. According to the Kenya Roads Board, Kenya has 160,886 km of roads, 13,900km of these are paved. Two routes in the Trans-African Highway network pass through Kenya and the capital Nairobi which are the character on highway traffic on highway 4 Lincoln North Africa, East and Southern Africa and the Lagos Mombasa highway. African highway 8 Links east Africa and west Africa. the former Ugandan railway what's run by the company East African railways. Served the present countries of Uganda Tanzania and Kenya since the dissolution of the ER Corporation in 1977 the national company Kenya railways corporation runs the former Ugandan railway and its branches in Kenya currently ranks seventh on the chart of the Desert in Africa.
6. Morocco score 4.4
the kingdom of Morocco is a country located in the region of North Africa the capital is Robert and the City Casablanca Morocco, spans an area of 710850 square kilometres in population of over 65 million due to a strategic location and its proximity to Europe. That enables it to be among the top destinations for tourist. The Moroccan government has over the years invested in rural infrastructure providing access to water electricity and of course good roads, the major National Road at toll-free roads which can run through cities along the way. Unlike the toll roads with a numbers the Moroccan expressways that are built around town, the N2 Road is a national in Morocco which connects Tango in the northwest of the country. With Archie the north-east the role is one of the main east-west road in the north of the country and roughly follows the Mediterranean Coast item 22-42 kilometres in landscape through the riff mountains. The country ranks 6th in the Africa and 55th globally.
5. Mauritius score 4.7
The Republic of Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean. About 2000km of the southeast coast of the African continent. The area of the country is 2040 square kilometres and with a population of 1.2 million people. The most democratic country in Africa has forced the in fairly good condition, with safety side and a net worth of those who would want to take a tour of the island. Transportation in Mauritius is characterized by the network of roadways port and airport. The island was originally only accessible by boat on to 19221 the first trial ended in Mauritius there are 2066 Kilometres of Road in Mauritius of which 48.5% are main roads 28.7% are free secondary roads 3.6% and motorways are the remaining 19.2% are made up of all the types of roads. A number Vehicle per kilometre of road is at 177. The bus network is quite extensive and organized around Port Louis with new air conditioner buses which have been introduced to link part ways with the main residential areas of the island. The motorway network includes three main motorways that are other classified as freeways. They rank 5th in Africa.
4. Cote d'Ivoire score 4.7
The Ivory Coast officially the public of Cote d'Ivoire RCI, is an African country on the Atlanta ocean. Covering an area of 322462 square kilometres. It population is estimated at 26594750 in habitant. Ivory Coast has invested remarkable is transport system. transport infrastructures are much more developed than the other west African countries. Despite the crisis that restrained their maintenance and development. since it's independence in 1960 Put an emphasis on increasing and modernizing the transport network for Human as well as for goods. major infrastructures of diverse nature are built including railways roads, waterways and airport. In spite of the crisis in neighbouring countries like Burkina Faso and Niger and Ginny so strongly depend on their great transponder before importing exporting and translating their immigrants to Ivory Coast. Ivory Coast road spreads to over 85000km consisting of 65000 unpaved and 224 kilometres highways in profile is national and International traffic with neighbouring countries. the trident west African coastal highway provide a paved linked to Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria. with paved highways to landlocked Mali and Burkina Faso feeding into the coastal highway. the country comes with two full-length motorways the first one running from Abidjan to yamusocro for a length of 224 KM and the second journey Abidjan to Grandbazaame. With a length of 30 km what are built modern technologies and other international standards of security hence no surprised for Ivory Coast as the 4th country with best roads in Africa.
3. Rwanda 5.0
Rwanda is a country in central Eastern Africa and one of the smallest country on the African mainland located a few degrees South of the equator. Since 1994 genocide in Rwanda government has made a large investment in the transport infrastructure with aid from China, Japan and the European Union among others. ranked third-best in Africa with scores 5.0. The country's primary roads are well-maintained. It's national roads both paved and unpaved which are in good condition stands at 71.4% according to figures from the Rwanda and ministry of infrastructure. This year the government moves to invest more in transport infrastructure, in order to plug domestic Road network gap and stimulate economic growth.
2. South Africa - score 5.0
South Africa is the southernmost a biggest country in South Africa with a population of roughly 58.8 million people. The countries ranked second in Africa and 29th globally risk with the score of 5.0. having one of the largest road network in the world South Africa's modern world network has been planned and developed over the years with main trunk routes. The national roads are well built and maintained and its major roads manly Ted. According to the heritage portal the country of ranks 29th globally with a score 5.0 giving it the second spot in Africa. The National Road which connects the nine provinces of South Africa including N1 which connects Cape Town and Johannesburg through coastal town of Port Elizabeth and drop on. The N7 which connects Cape Town and Namibia from spring brook. The N12 with connect to Harrisburg and a garden road and many more.
1 Namibia score 5.2
The top spot on our list of the top 10 African countries with the best quality of roads is in southern African country Namibia. It capital and largest city is Windhoek with a population of about 2.8 million people spread over 825,615 square kilometres. The south west African countries top the list of Nations with the best quality Road infrastructure across the African continent and the 23rd in the world with a score of 5.2 out of 7. Namibia beat economic Giants like China, India and Italy who around 42nd and 55th and 45th respectively. Major report contributed to Namibia progress in roads infrastructure to it establishment of its Road authority in April 2000 that I paid attention to roads that where hatted to abandoned. Contributing to social economic development. The South West African country boasts of more than 42000km of maintained roads that made roads traveling not just easy but also a fantastic experience.