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Which City in Africa?

Name these African cities based on their starting letter and a description.
Last updated: November 28, 2017
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Description
Letter
City
Most populous city in the Middle East
C
Cairo
Neighbour of the above. Where one could visit the Pyramids
G
Giza
Capital of Nigeria, prior to 1991
L
Lagos
Literally means "White House". Location of a Bogart-Bergman movie
C
Casablanca
Capital of Kenya
N
Nairobi
Formerly known as "Léopoldville", it hosted a legendary Ali vs. Foreman fight
K
Kinshasa
The terminus of a famous rally that took place from 1972-2007
D
Dakar
Hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup final
J
Johannesburg
Former sultanate. Once the world's largest clove producers
Z
Zanzibar
Its lighthouse used to be one of the Ancient Wonders of the World
A
Alexandria
Moroccan city where one could find the "Jemaa el-Fnaa" market square
M
Marrakesh
Southernmost city in Africa
C
Cape Town
Capital whose name is very similar to the name of its country
A
Algiers
Largest city on Lake Victoria
K
Kampala
Located near the ancient city of Carthage
T
Tunis
Where the African Union is headquartered
A
Addis Ababa
Ancient capital of Egypt. Formerly known as "Thebes"
L
Luxor
Where Colonel Gaddafi exercised his power
T
Tripoli
This city in Mali was once a prosperous center of trans-Saharan trade
T
Timbuktu
Site of the largest dam on the Nile River
A
Aswan
Many Kilimanjaro hikers fly into this Tanzanian city
A
Arusha
Capital of Angola. One of the world's most expensive cities due to an oil boom
L
Luanda
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level 79
Nov 26, 2017
I'll whine again, but you could say Tunis - Tunisia are very similar too, so I don't think the clue for Algiers - Algeria is very good. Also the plural of city is cities. "City's" is the genitive. (Capital of Angola clue.)
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level 75
Nov 26, 2017
Yeah, but with the first letter, there is no ambiguity.
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level 56
Feb 13, 2018
The initial letter has been given - it's obvious it can't be Tunis when you know it starts with A.
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level 44
Feb 13, 2018
You mean it's not spelled Atunis?
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level 73
Feb 13, 2018
That's not the point. I figured out that it was Algiers because it starts with A, but Tunis would otherwise be a better answer for that clue. It would be like if I made a clue "Largest city in the United States" and in the next column specified that the answer starts with L. New York is the correct answer, but you'd have no trouble figuring out that the answer on the quiz is Los Angeles. The second best answer shouldn't be the correct answer just because the quiz maker made it possible to figure out that he/she was going to accept the second best answer as the answer.
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level 73
Feb 13, 2018
And no, there is no question that Tunis is the correct answer for that clue. Tunis becomes Tunisia with no change to the original spelling, whereas you have to modify Algiers to get Algeria. Tunis + ia = Tunisia. Alg - i + er - s + ia = Algeria. Which seems closer to you?
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level 68
Feb 14, 2018
@sumguy yeah sure, except that Los Angeles is NOT the largest city in the US, which makes your example clue completely wrong. So I don’t see what you are trying to tell us. Algiers doubtlessly sounds similar to Algeria (even if not as strongly bonded as Tunis and Tunisia). Besides, it’s really hard to find an original clue for Algiers, unless the fact that it is the capital of Algeria and on the Mediterranean...
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level 44
Jun 4, 2018
I think it's pretty obvious when the starting letter is A. As has been said, making a US quiz and saying Los Angeles was the largest city would just be wrong, whereas it is not wrong to say that the word Algiers is very similar to Algeria.
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level 61
Jun 2, 2018
Djibouti and Djibouti are not similar, but the same. Nevertheless it was the first thing which I thought of :) Doesn't make it the answer we're looking for.
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level 67
Nov 26, 2017
So THAT'S what happened to Thebes!! I never bothered to look it up, but always assumed that it had just been abandoned/destroyed at some point.
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level 69
Nov 27, 2017
"One of the world's most expensive city's"?
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level 70
Nov 27, 2017
city's...cities
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level ∞
Nov 27, 2017
Fixed
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level 65
Feb 13, 2018
Arusha also has the headquarters of the East African Community - in case you want a clue that's less tourist-centric. (And anyway, the airport that almost all such tourists fly to is a very long way from Arusha - it's closer to Moshi, and doesn't have Arusha in its name.)
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level 35
Feb 13, 2018
Should probably allow Tombouctou given it's francophone Africa?
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level 30
Feb 19, 2018
Since it's the name in their official language, i'd say yes.
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level 69
Feb 13, 2018
Too Egypt-centric :-P
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level 52
Feb 26, 2018
I knew about Zanzibar thanks to the ''History of the World, I guess'' video (Bill Wurtz). ''The Sultan of Oman lives in Zanzibar now [(jingly sound)]. That's just where he lives''.
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level 44
Jun 4, 2018
Ha ha. I love that video.
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level 64
Mar 7, 2018
Could Assuan please be made a type-in for Aswan? I can never remember which spelling you want.