List of African currencies

Among the different national currencies in circulation in this region the notable are two, the West African CFA franc, used in 8 independent countries, and the Central African CFA franc, used in 6 other nations. Their relative stability is guaranteed by means of the fixed exchange rate, currently both are pegged to the Euro.

The only local currency ranked among the most-traded in the international forex market, is the South African rand, which is placed at the end of the top 20.

All currencies of Africa with their ISO-4217 codes, listed by countries and dependent territories
Country or territoryCurrencyISO-4217
A
AlgeriaAlgerian dinarDZD
AngolaAngolan kwanzaAOA
Ascension Island (UK)Saint Helena poundSHP
B
BeninWest African CFA francXOF
BotswanaBotswana pulaBWP
Burkina FasoWest African CFA francXOF
BurundiBurundi francBIF
C
Cabo VerdeCape Verdean escudoCVE
CameroonCentral African CFA francXAF
Central African RepublicCentral African CFA francXAF
ChadCentral African CFA francXAF
ComorosComorian francKMF
Congo, Democratic Republic of theCongolese francCDF
Congo, Republic of theCentral African CFA francXAF
Cote d’IvoireWest African CFA francXOF
D
DjiboutiDjiboutian francDJF
E
EgyptEgyptian poundEGP
Equatorial GuineaCentral African CFA francXAF
EritreaEritrean nakfaERN
EthiopiaEthiopian birrETB
G
GabonCentral African CFA francXAF
GambiaGambian dalasiGMD
GhanaGhanaian cediGHS
GuineaGuinean francGNF
Guinea-BissauWest African CFA francXOF
K
KenyaKenyan shillingKES
L
LesothoLesotho lotiLSL
LiberiaLiberian dollarLRD
LibyaLibyan dinarLYD
M
MadagascarMalagasy ariaryMGA
MalawiMalawian kwachaMWK
MaliWest African CFA francXOF
MauritaniaMauritanian ouguiyaMRO
MauritiusMauritian rupeeMUR
Mayotte (France)European euroEUR
MoroccoMoroccan dirhamMAD
MozambiqueMozambican meticalMZN
N
NamibiaNamibian dollarNAD
NigerWest African CFA francXOF
NigeriaNigerian nairaNGN
R
Reunion (France)European euroEUR
RwandaRwandan francRWF
S
Saint Helena (UK)Saint Helena poundSHP
Sao Tome and PrincipeSao Tome and Principe dobraSTD
SenegalWest African CFA francXOF
SeychellesSeychellois rupeeSCR
Sierra LeoneSierra Leonean leoneSLL
SomaliaSomali shillingSOS
South AfricaSouth African randZAR
South SudanSouth Sudanese poundSSP
SudanSudanese poundSDG
SwazilandSwazi lilangeniSZL
T
TanzaniaTanzanian shillingTZS
TogoWest African CFA francXOF
Tristan da Cunha (UK)Pound sterlingGBP
TunisiaTunisian dinarTND
U
UgandaUgandan shillingUGX
Z
ZambiaZambian kwachaZMW
ZimbabweUnited States dollarUSD