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Ethiopia to allow all Africans to visit without visas “very soon” PM Abiy Ahmed says

Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed at his swearing-in in Addis Ababa. STR/EPA WVNTR – (This is Africa) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has revealed that the country will “very soon” follow Rwanda’s example allowing all Africans to travel to the country without visas. The policy will open up the east African country to […]

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South Africa to relax visa rule for Kenyans

WVN – Kenya is among the African countries that are set to benefit from a new visa regime by South Africa that is aimed at increasing intra-Africa travel. In what signals thawing relations between the two countries, South Africa has announced it will start issuing visas on arrival for travellers from selected countries, including Kenya. […]

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Flydubai marks Africa expansion with Kinshasa inaugural

WVN – Dubai-based flydubai’s inaugural flight touched down today at N’djili Airport (Kinshasa International Airport – FIH).  flydubai will operate daily flights to N’djili Airport with an enroute stop in Entebbe. flydubai is the first national carrier for the UAE to create direct air links to the Congolese capital, Kinshasa and with the start of […]

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2018 to See Africa Boom among Avid Chinese Travelers – Travelzoo Survey

WVN – Travelzoo®, a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, is forecasting the largest popularity growth of Africa in 2018 among avid Chinese travelers, according to the results of the latest Travelzoo Travel Trends Survey. Africa Becomes Top Destination to Explore In-depth in 2018 The survey shows a record high number of […]

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Angola liberalises visa for 61 countries

Angolan President – Joao Lourenco WVN – Angola has listed nationals of 61 countries that will be granted visas on arrival in the country as a major step to boost tourism. The country named the beneficiary countries as including the 28- European Union states and the Portuguese-speaking countries bloc. Botswana, Mauritius, Namibia, Seychelles, Zimbabwe, South […]

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Economic Commission for Africa’s Songwe urges high level panel to help tackle Africa’s migration challenges

WVN – Members of the High Level Panel on Migration (HLPM), which was launched last June, held their inaugural meeting in Monrovia Monday to identify and articulate key issues that form the African migration story, challenges and priorities that will form the basis of their work. In remarks to the meeting that served as a […]

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2017 International Tourism Results: the highest in seven years Based on available data for Africa, growth in 2017 is estimated at 8%

WVN – International tourist arrivals grew by a remarkable 7% in 2017 to reach a total of 1,322 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This strong momentum is expected to continue in 2018 at a rate of 4%-5%. Based on data reported by destinations around the world, it is estimated that international […]

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