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These are Africa’s tallest buildings (infographic)

Every time we talk about the tallest buildings in the world, Africa cannot feature in that list, but make no mistake, we have some sky-scrappers that are worth a mention even if they can't compete with the likes of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Africa has been slower to embrace supertall buildings than other regions, like Asia which is home to the majority of the world’s top skyscrapers. According to an info-graphic from Lamudi , South Africa, Nigeria and Tanzania are home to some of Africa's top 10 tall buildings, but they are nothing compared to Morocco's planned 550m high Al Noor Tower that was recently announced and is set to become Africa’s tallest skyscraper once completed.

Watch this: Africa’s tallest building (Pontel Tower) now decaying gracefully

Not that its rare to see sky scrappers in Africa but there is this one Johannesburg's Ponte Tower that was built in 1975 as a monument to luxury. Vodacom