The tallest skyscraper in the world is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

It is one of the reasons millions throng the middle-east city state for tourism.

Africa has skyscrapers but nothing like the Burj Khalifa.

But it will soon get one as the north African country of Morocco, commences the construction of the 250 m-tall Bank of Africa Tower.

The construction is expected to kick off on November 1. It would be undertaken by Belgium-based company, Besix Group, and its subsidiary six Construct along with Morocco’s leading construction company, TGCC.

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“The tower will consist of 55 floors and a luxury hotel, offices and apartments,” Hespress.com news site said.

The tower will be the highlight of a large-scale project to develop the Bouregreg valley in the Moroccan capital, Rabat, a key component of the 2014 to 2018 Integrated Development Programme dubbed “Rabat, City of Light, Moroccan Cultural Capital”.

The project also involves the construction of several innovative facilities, including the Grand Theatre of Rabat, the Arts and Culture House, the National Archives of the Kingdom of Morocco and the Archaeological Museum.

Although Africa is not generally known for its abundance of skyscrapers, the number of tall buildings on this continent has been growing significantly over the last few decades.

Carlton Centre, located in Johannesburg, South Africa, is the tallest skyscraper in Africa now; it stands at 732 feet tall and encompasses 50 floors.

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