City Name Chain V

Can you name the city from the clue, where each successive city starts with the last letter of the preceding one

Due to its location on the mineral-rich Witwatersrand, this city facilitates a large-scale gold and diamond trade
This city is home to the Red Cross and many UN agencies, and lent its name to the conventions that govern the humanitarian aspects of war
This sprawling US city is home to the world's busiest airport
An ancient centre for arts, learning, and philosophy, this city is widely considered the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy
Founded by the younger brother of Christopher Columbus in 1496, this city is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas
Its native daughter Gertrude Stein famously wrote 'there is no *there* there' about its drabness, but this transportation hub was once the end of the Transcontinental Railroad
This city, the westernmost on the African mainland, was the finish line for an annual off-road endurance race until the event moved in 2009 due to security threats in Mauritania
This popular tourist destination is the northernmost capital of a sovereign state
Once named Léopoldville after a controversial Belgian king, this fast-growing African city is the centre of one of the continent's three largest urban areas
This city, today the home of the African Union, is the capital of one of only two African countries that resisted colonization during the Scramble for Africa (1881-1914)
Once merely a rest stop between Zacatecas and Mexico City, this city of 1 m. (named after the hot springs in the area) hosts the annual San Marcos National Fair
This port city in 1979 became the first to gain special economic zone status; it is one of the largest migrant cities in China
This city on the banks of the Niger River grew rapidly in the 1970s and 80s after two large uranium mines were constructed at rural Arlit
This city on the eastern slope of the Ural Mountains, named after the wife of Peter the Great, is a major industrial city, especially for heavy engineering
This low-lying city, Ecuador's most populous, has a port that handles 90% of the country's imports and 50% of its exports
This western Ukrainian city near the Eastern Carpathians has been variously controlled by Poles, Cossacks, Swedes, Germans, and Russians in its stormy history
This Russian city was the site of the decisive Battle of Stalingrad, in which both sides suffered more than 1 million casualties
This humid city was a coastal fishing village until it was developed into the administrative and commercial centre of German East Africa
This city on the Gulf of Oman has been known as a trading port since the 1st century
This multiethnic city was destroyed by Genghis Khan in 1219, but it was rebuilt and profited from the Silk Road
Located in the Quru River valley in the province of East Azerbaijan, this city of 1.5 m. is an industrial centre, producing carpets, textiles, cement, and agricultural machinery
This city, the main urban centre of the autonomous community of Aragon, is also a centre for industry, supplied hydroelectric power from dams in the nearby Pyrenees
This city, which straddles a volcanic field but is consistently rated one of the world's most livable, was first settled by the Polynesian Maori peoples around 1350
Established first as a Viking settlement, this city was briefly the second largest in the British Empire in the late 18th century
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