AFRICA TIME ZONES

Africa uses six time zones. From West to East the time zones in Africa are Cape Verde Time (UTC/GMT -1), Greenwich Mean Time (UTC/GMT +0), West Africa Time (UTC/GMT +1), Central Africa Time (UTC/GMT +2), East Africa Time (UTC/GMT +3), and Mauritius Time and Seychelles Time, both of which are (UTC/GMT +4.)

South Africa Standard Time (UTC/GMT + 2) is used by South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. Eastern European Time (UTC/GMT + 2) is used by Egypt and Central European Time (UTC/GMT + 1) is used by Algeria, Tunisia and Libya.

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is not used in most of Africa. However, the countries of Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Namibia, and Western Sahara do observe Daylight Saving Time. Tunisia ended the use of daylight saving time in 2009.

Update: On November 10, 2012 Libya changed time zones from UTC/GMT + 2 (Eastern European Time) to UTC/GMT + 1 (Central European Time). This resulted in clocks being turned back by one hour. Libya also announced that effective 2013 it would observe daylight saving time from the last Friday in March through the last Friday in October.

Africa Time Zone Map

Africa Time Zone Map

Note: Cape Verde Time is UTC/GMT -1 and Mauritius Time and Seychelles are UTC/GMT +4. Times shown below are standard time. For times in Libya, Morocco, Namibia, and Western Sahara, which use daylight saving time, select from the menu below to view current local time.

Cape Verde
Time
UTC/GMT
Time
West Africa
UTC/GMT + 1
Thursday
8/28/2014
10:03 AM
Thursday
8/28/2014
11:03 AM
Thursday
8/28/2014
12:03 PM
Central Africa
UTC/GMT + 2
East Africa
UTC/GMT + 3
Seychelles
UTC/GMT + 4
Thursday
8/28/2014
1:03 PM
Thursday
8/28/2014
2:03 PM
Thursday
8/28/2014
3:03 PM

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