The latest ranking of world universities has been released with South African universities dominating the African regional ranking. Egypt, Algeria and Morocco are other countries with strong ranking. The best ranked West African university is Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology at number 18 while Nigeria’s University of Ilorin occupies the 20th position.  Egypt leads North Africa at number 11 with Algeria at number 19. Below is a summary of the ranking of the top 100 universities in the African region.

Rank University Country
1 University of Cape Town South Africa
2 University of Pretoria South Africa
3 Stellenbosch University South Africa
4 University of the Witwatersrand South Africa
5 Rhodes University South Africa
6 University of Kwazulu Natal South Africa
7 University of the Western Cape South Africa
8 University of South Africa South Africa
9 University of Johannesburg South Africa
10 Makerere University Uganda
11 Cairo University Egypt
12 American University in Cairo Egypt
13 Ain Shams University Egypt
14 Mansoura University Egypt
15 University of the Free State South Africa
16 North West University South Africa
17 Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University South Africa
18 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology Ghana
19 Université Mentouri de Constantine Algeria
20 University of Ilorin Nigeria
21 Al Akhawayn University Ifrane Morocco
22 Polytechnic of Namibia Namibia
23 Durban University of Technology South Africa
24 University of Khartoum Sudan
25 Cape Peninsula University of Technology South Africa
26 University of Botswana Botswana
27 University of Nairobi Kenya
28 Assiut University Egypt
29 Faculté des Sciences Rabat Morocco
30 Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar Senegal
31 University of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
32 Tshwane University of Technology South Africa
33 Université Abou Bekr Belkaid Tlemcen Algeria
34 University of Dar Es Salaam Tanzania
35 University of Mauritius Mauritius
36 Sudan University of Science & Technology Sudan
37 University of Namibia Namibia
38 Strathmore University Nairobi Kenya
39 Université Cadi Ayyad Morocco
40 University of Zululand South Africa
41 German University in Cairo Egypt
42 University of Jos Nigeria
43 Helwan University Egypt
44 National University of Rwanda Rwanda
45 Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediene Algeria
46 Zagazig University Egypt
47 École Mohammadia d’Ingénieurs Morocco
48 Addis Ababa University Ethiopia
49 University of Ghana Ghana
50 University of Garyounis Libya
51 Kenyatta University Kenya
52 British University in Egypt Egypt
53 Université Mohammed Premier Oujda Morocco
54 University of Nigeria Nsukka Nigeria
55 Université de Batna Algeria
56 Université Virtuelle de Tunis Tunisia
57 Universidade Eduardo Mondlane Mozambique
58 University of Lagos Nigeria
59 College of Medicine University of Malawi Malawi
60 South Valley University Egypt
61 Université Abdelmalek Essaadi Morocco
62 Fayoum University Egypt
63 Obafemi Awolowo University Nigeria
64 Université de Ouagadougou Burkina Faso
65 Université d’Alger Algeria
66 Vaal University of Technology South Africa
67 Université M’Hamed Bougara de Boumerdes Algeria
68 University of Tanta Egypt
69 Ahmadu Bello University Nigeria
70 University of Zambia Zambia
71 Arab Academy for Science & Technology and Maritime Transport Egypt
72 Université Ferhat Abbas Setif Algeria
73 Université Djillali Liabes Algeria
74 Pharos University in Alexandria Egypt
75 Université Ibn Tofail Kenitra Morocco
76 École Supérieure des Communications de Tunis Tunisia
77 Université Mohammed V Souissi Morocco
78 United States International University Morocco
79 Alexandria University Egypt
80 Universidade Jean Piaget de Cabo Verde Cape Verde
81 Université Mohammed V Agdal Morocco
82 Université Saad Dahlab Blida Algeria
83 University of Fort Hare South Africa
84 Université d’Antananarivo Madagascar
85 Université Hassan II Faculté des Sciences Ain Chock Casablanca Morocco
86 National Open University of Nigeria Nigeria
87 Mauritius Institute of Education Mauritius
88 University of Technology Mauritius Mauritius
89 Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Kenya
90 Moi University Kenya
91 Mekelle University Ethiopia
92 Université Hassiba Ben Bouali Algeria
93 Jimma University Ethiopia
94 Université des Sciences et de la Technologie d’Oran Mohamed Boudiaf Algeria
95 University of Agriculture Abeokuta Nigeria
96 Minia University Egypt
97 Université Abdelhamid Ibn Badis Mostaganem Algeria
98 Central University of Technology South Africa
99 École National Supérieure de l’Informatique (ex-INI) Algeria
100 University of Malawi Malawi

Courtesy: Webometric Ranking of World Universities 2011.