Current Dates and Times
The countries of Africa are on Standard Time
throughout the year.
There is one exception:
...as Namibia observes Daylight Saving Time
Namibia is in the Southern Hemisphere, so it begins Daylight Saving Time
in the fall and reverts to Standard Time
in the spring.
If Daylight Saving Time
is in effect in any of these two countries, their individual time bar is marked with a
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is in two time zones; CAT
(Central Africa Time) and WAT
(West Africa Time).
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UTC and GMT
The worldwide standard for coordinated universal time, formerly known as GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), is now abbreviated as UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).
Some sources still refer to it as UTC/GMT and some web browsers, e.g. Mozilla Firefox, still display it as GMT.
The UTC Time (shown directly below
) is the standard time zone upon which all other worldwide time zones are based. It never observes daylight saving time.
UTC at Greenwich, England (DST)
- For details on worldwide time zones, please refer to this page.