Weakest currencies in the world: With the US dollar being kicked back and forth like a soccer ball, its reputation in tatters, and value sliding steeply against all major world currencies, it might help us feel better about ourselves to know that Kenyan shilling is not among the worst currencies in the world. Yet in fact, we , unfortunately, don’t even make it to the top ten strongest currencies in Africa.
Sao Tome and Principe ($1 = 14,350 dobra):
This small island off the western coast of Africa can also lay claim to NOT having the worst economy in the world, even though it’s close. As the second smallest nation on the continent, Sao Tome and Principe exports cocoa, palm kernels, and coffee.
Vietnam ($1 = 16,975 dong):
With perhaps the worst named currency in the world, at least according to western ears, this former foe and ally have had a tough time of it financially, though a recent rise in tourism helps. Visitors are normally asked to pay for everything in dollars.