Africa’s economy actually like the remainder of the world has kept on falling behind because of the continuous Covid-19 pandemic.
Some currencies within the continent have also grown weaker compared to the US dollar or the pound.
Poor living standards and a dwindling national economy have been the major contributing components to the crippling currencies.
The US currency has been a predominant currency in the globe according to the International Monetary Funds accounting for 60% of the transactions worldwide.
Below are the top 10 strongest African currencies compared to the US dollar.
1. Libyan Dinar (1 USD = LD 1.41)
The Libyan Dinar has kept up with its strong situation for very numerous years as the strongest currency as compared to the dollar.
Notwithstanding the continuous clash after the overturning of the long-lasting ruler Muammar Gaddafi, the North African nation has kept a low turnover of its currency to the US dollar.
2. Tunisian Dinar (1 USD = DT 2.87)
Another north African nation is on spot for taking up position two. Regardless of the new Covid-19 exhibits and a striving economy, Tunisia has shown quite some resistance to the US dollar. Tunisia likewise appreciates entirely impressive import and fare strategies with its transformations being static and forewarned through its hardened guidelines.
3. Ghanaian Cedi (1 USD = GH 5.49)
Ghanaian currency is the leading within the sub-Sahara Africa but still shows up in position three after Libya’s Dinar and Tunisia’s Dinar. Touted as the beacon of democracy in Africa, the Ghanaian Cedi enjoys a greater GDP per capita which is the largest in West Africa.
4. Moroccan Dirham (1 USD = MAD 9.20)
Morocco has in many years pegged its currency at 60% to the Euro and 40% to the USD. Morocco likewise appreciates doing coordinate exchanges with different European countries given its closeness to Europe.
5. Botswana Pula (1 USD = P 11.6)
The strength of the Pula is a result of the country’s exemplary economy and political structure.
6. Zambian Kwacha (1 USD = ZK 13.4)
Zambia is the leading copper producer in Africa and its currency largely depends on global copper prices.
7. Seychellois Rupee (1 USD = SR 13.64)
Depicted as a shelter of extravagance the travel industry, Seychelles has an exceptionally severe financial strategy that has seen its currency strengthened. Its low populace of more than 100,000 individuals have likewise had an impact in boosting its GDP.
8. South African Rand (1 USD = R 14.87)
Africa’s leading gold producer, South Africa, heavily relies on the commodity to boost its economy. Other southern African nations like Malawi even stake their economies to the Rand.
9. Eritrean Nakfa (1 USD = NFK 15.00)
The north African nation has a fixed conversion standard that shields its currency from cheapening.
This has also been boosted when it recently amended ties with its former bitter rival, Ethiopia, opening up exchange between the two nations.
10. Egyptian Pound (1 USD = E£ 15.86)
Egypt has executed a progression of extreme financial measures, including cheapening the pound, slicing energy endowments, and presenting a value-added tax, to assist with meeting states of a $12 billion IMF credit. Notwithstanding this, the state acquainted loan fees withdraw in homegrown and unfamiliar speculations. This has seen its currency consistent over the long run.