Urban Africa

Urban Africa

Urban Africa is a popular Flickr group that showcases growing urban life in various African cities. There is a tendency to portray African landscape as bare and the focus is primarily on wildlife. This group is a much needed breath of fresh air, showcasing the African metropolis – highlighting modern African culture in urbanized centers. Enjoy.

Africa has untold vital urban spaces and a rich legacy of a 2.000 years long history of urbanization. However, in the vast majority of flickr groups related to Africa, nature and wildlife photography are predominant. Africa appears as a rural and ‘exotic’ scenery where humans, animals and landscapes build a more ore less harmonious unity.

This pool is for photography of African cities and towns. Architecture, parks, people, sculptures, streets, traffic – anything in the urban context.

Cairo, Egypt

Cairo Revisited

Durban, South Africa

Chicken Licken

Johannesburg, South Africa

Bamako, Mali

Promenade en "Djakarta"

Kinshasa, Congo

Rumble in the jungle



Boulevard, East

Watching the World Cup at Amahoro Stadium

Lome, Togo

Vogue en ville


Fes, Morocco

Skyline, Fes

Rabat, Morocco


Dakar, Senegal


Medina Market Incense

Maputo, Mozambique

Marrakesh, Morocco

Djemaa el Fna, Marrakesh, Morocco

Marrakech - 12

Luanda, Angola



Oil Rich Cabinda Enclave, Angola

Re-emerging Luanda

Nocal Building Rooftop, Luanda

Monrovia, Liberia



Gabrone, Botswana

gaborone city mood

nomadic for podtape

slow shuttering in GC

Harare, Zimbabwe

Harare, Zimbabwe

Nairobi, Kenya


New Rehema House

Cotonou, Benin

Washing Dishes

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso


Eldoret, Kenya

Pirates of the streets (caribbean crews division)

taff guys

Maputo, Mozambique


Freetown, Sierra Leone

Mass of Humanity

Freetown, Sierra Leone, October 2009

Alexandria, Egypt


Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire

sur le lagunaire...

Un trio à Abidjan


Adjamé 220 lgt

Abuja, Nigeria

center of existence

Tamale, Ghana


Accra, Ghana


People and their goods II / railroads


Khartoum, Sudan

Good Morning.

It's quite an impressive complex actually.

Transporte publico

Kampala, Uganda

Kampala Culture

Kampala Culture


Algiers, Algeria

Algiers street

Dakar, Senegal

Car Rapide Touts

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Mombasa, Kenya

Vintage VW - Spot Coloured



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  1. Stha Ngwenya

    December 2, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    I Absolutely love your work!! Is there anyway l could work with you??

    • Jepchumba

      December 4, 2010 at 7:28 pm

      I would encourage you to join our online community THE DISTRICT. The district is a great space to network, share and collaborate. http://africandigitalart.com/community

    • Stha Ngwenya

      December 11, 2010 at 9:44 pm

      Cheers! Done.

  2. virgilio

    December 4, 2010 at 2:00 am

    today you made me hopefull of future of africa through your commitment in sending a message to the world that we exist and we are super creative.
    may your god bless you.

  3. Louis Majanja

    December 14, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    love this post

  4. Mark Denver

    February 5, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Awesome! Street photography is a fascinating field. These Photos from Africa just make it the more fascinating.

  5. Fet Mboso

    February 6, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    beautiful city scapes of my continent,makes me want to pack my bag and hitch hike

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