Africa is the second largest continent in the world as well as the second most populated continent. The continent has lots of remarkable successes written under it. The continent is the youngest of all the continents in the world and is traced to be the continent where humans evolved.
Regardless of all the beautiful and notable things attached to this continent, there are some hidden spots in our star. There are some dangerous cities that you should be conscious of; these cities according to the 2017 ranking are not totally safe as there are records of crimes and violence marked against their names.
Rustenburg, South Africa
Xenophobic activities in South African cities have made many people lose interest in visiting the country. This city is located in the North West province of South Africa and is considered with lots of criminal activities. The crime score of Rustenburg was 85.71 out of 100 according to the 2015 rating. This city records a high level of kidnapping, hijacking, household burglary, hijacking, muggings and street crimes. In the night, cars often get broken into with the valuables taken from it. Living in this city requires caution as one could be attacked anytime. If you are driving through this city, you should avoid stopping at some areas in order to avoid being attacked.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as DR Congo, DRC, DROC, Congo-Kinshasa, or simply the Congo is a country located in Central Africa.
Always at conflict with (regular) congo, zaire picked the worst place to pick their capital. Kinshasa may be the worst city in the world. A stones throw away from the much better but still bad (regular) congo, it was wrongly placed in the far southwestern side of the country. All of the gold mines are run by warlords, not the country. Children are forced to go to war over the mines. Other children are forced to mine the gold.
Rape, shootings, hijackings, mutilations, genocides, group rapes, gender mutilations, point blank shooting and more.
Okay, I don’t want to die, so, I wont go there.
As Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi is the hub of the country’s economy, thereby making it attractive to both foreign and investments, and vulnerable to criminal activity. The US Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) rates Nairobi’s crime levels as being “critical”.
Also, Numbeo,com, as of March 2016, ranked the crime levels at of city as high, and ended up giving it a rating of 78.49 out of 100. Serious crimes common in Nairobi, according to OSAC, are armed carjackings, home and business burglaries, kidnappings, pick-pocketing, muggings, and snatch- and grab-thefts.
Other criminal threats include grenade attacks and terrorism, which in recent years Kenya has bore the brunt of. However, those victims of robbery who cooperate without resisting are likely to be unharmed in the city, according to OSAC. Cyber-crime and credit card skimming are other forms of criminal activities on the rise in Nairobi that its foreign visitors need to be aware of.
With an estimated population of 21 million, Lagos is Nigeria’s largest city and one of the largest cities in the world. Crime levels are also very high, with Numbeo giving the city a rating of 80.88 out of a possible crime score of 100. The OSAC gives Lagos a crime rating of “critical”.
Locals and expatriates alike living in Lagos are prone to muggings, armed robberies, home or business burglaries, carjacking, assaults, rapes, kidnappings, and extortion. Armed robbers in the city are known to even climb up perimeter fences and subdue guards, and others have invaded waterfront compounds by way of boats.
Criminals also target vehicle occupants in traffic, and break into stationary cars. Some of Lagos’ crime hot-spots are airport roads in the days or evenings, as well as banks and grocery stores. Street gangs dubbed “area boys” cause terror in the mainland of the city when they clash. Lagos is also an e-mail scam hotbed, from where dubious cyber criminal prey on people under the pretension that they can receive huge compensation in return some time later after parting with some money by way of electronic transactions.