Official Currencies of all African Countries: Full List (Updated)

This post contains the various currencies of all African countries, their denomination, currency name and country. These different African currencies listed here is the current and official list.


A currency a system of money in general use in a particular country for trading, buying and selling. For example, the United States of America currency is the dollar while in Nigeria, our legal tender or currency is the Naira. Africa as a continent has various countries with their currencies/money


Table showing the Various currencies of countries in Africa Continent

Present Currencies of African Countries
Currency ISOCountryCurrency
DZD AlgeriaAlgerian dinar
AOA AngolaKwanza
XOF BeninCFA franc
BWP BotswanaPula
XOF Burkina FasoCFA franc
BIF BurundiBurundi franc
XAF CameroonCFA franc
CVE Cape VerdeCape Verdean escudo
XAF Central African RepublicCFA franc
XAF ChadCFA franc
KMF ComorosComorian franc
XAF Republic of the CongoCFA franc
CDF Democratic Republic of the CongoCongolese franc
DJF DjiboutiDjiboutian franc
EGP EgyptEgyptian pound
XAF Equatorial GuineaCFA franc
ERN EritreaNakfa
ETB EthiopiaEthiopian birr
XAF GabonCFA franc
GMD GambiaDalasi
GHS GhanaGhanaian cedi
GNF GuineaGuinean franc
XOF Guinea-BissauCFA franc
XOF Ivory CoastCFA franc
KES KenyaKenyan shilling
LSL LesothoLoti
LRD LiberiaLiberian dollar
LYD LibyaLibyan dinar
MGA MadagascarMalagasy ariary
MWK MalawiMalawian kwacha
XOF MaliCFA franc
MRO MauritaniaOuguiya
MUR MauritiusMauritian rupee
MAD MoroccoMoroccan dirham
MZN MozambiqueMozambican metical
NAD NamibiaNamibian dollar
XOF NigerCFA franc
NGN NigeriaNaira
RWF RwandaRwandan franc
STD Sao Tome and PrincipeDobra
XOF SenegalCFA franc
SCR SeychellesSeychellois rupee
SLL Sierra LeoneSierra Leonean leone
SOS Somaliashilling
ZAR South AfricaSouth African rand
SSP South SudanSouth Sudanese pound
SDG SudanSudanese pound
SZL SwazilandLilangeni
TZS TanzaniaTanzanian shilling
XOF TogoCFA franc
TND TunisiaTunisian dinar
UGX UgandaUgandan shilling
ZMW ZambiaZambian kwacha
ZWD ZimbabweZimbabwean dollar(No longer in use)
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Updated: February 4, 2019 — 6:15 pm

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  1. Dghetto

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