Eritrea

Fact File Capital: Asmara Population: 4,980,000 Time zone: GMT +3 Plugs: Two pin round Dialling code: +291 Currency: Eritrean Nakfa. Exchange rate: $1 = 10.7100 ERN Language: Tigrinya, Arabic, French Visas Visas required by all...

Saint Helena

Fact File Population: 4,000 Time zone: GMT 0 Plugs: Three pin square, British style Dialling code: +290 Currency: Saint Helena pound. Exchange rate: $1 = 0.655593 SHP Language: English Visas All visitors require an...

Zambia

Zambia is a landlocked country in southern Africa, bordered by Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique to the south-east, Zimbabwe and...

Rwanda

Fact File Population: 10,780,000 Time: UTC+2 Plugs: Two-pin round Dialling code: +250 Currency: Rwandan franc - $1=671RWF Language: Kinyarwanda, French, English, Kiswahili Background It's been nearly two decades since the civil war...

Comoros

Fact File Capital: Moroni Population: 743,000 Time zone: GMT +3 Plugs: Two pin round Dialling code: +269 Currency: Comorian franc. Exchange rate: $1 = 374.847 KMF Language: Arabic, French Visas All nationalities require a visa when...

South Africa

Fact File Population:  52 million Time: GMT +2 Plugs: Three-pin round Dialling code: +27 Currency: Rand - $1=10.2ZAR Language: 11 official languages, but English is predominantly spoken Background South Africa’s apartheid legacy...

Swaziland

Fact File Capital: Mbabane Population: 1,077,000 Time zone: UTC +2 Plugs: Three pin round, South African style Dialling code: +268 Currency: Swazi lilangeni. Exchange rate: $1 = 9.86281 SZL Language: English, siSwati Make...

Benin

Fact File Capital: Porto-Novo Population: 9,742,000 Time zone:  GMT +1 Plugs: Two-pin round Dialling code: +229 Currency: CFA franc. Exchange rate: $1 = 499.888 XOF Language: French Visas Citizens of the following countries do not...

Mauritania

Fact File Capital: Nouakchott Population: 3,461,000 Time zone: GMT 0 Plugs: Two pin round Dialling code: +222 Currency: Ouguiya. Exchange rate: $1 = 291.498 MRO Language: Arabic Visas Visas are required by all visitors...

Senegal

Fact File Capital: Dakar Population: 13,567,000 Time zone: GMT 0 Plugs: Two and three pin round Dialling code: +221 Currency: CFA franc. Exchange rate: $1 = 499.888 XOF Language: French Visas The following countries...

Angola

Fact File Population: 12 million Time zone: GMT+1 Plugs: Round-pin attachment Dialling code: +244 Currency: Kwanza - $1=97.5AOA Language: Portuguese, Bantu, other African languages Background Once a Portuguese colony, Angola achieved independence...

Morocco

Fact File Capital: Rabat Population: 32,950,000 Time zone: GMT 0 Plugs: Two pin round Dialling code: +212 Currency: Moroccan dirham. Exchange rate: $1 =  8.49574 MAD Language: Arabic Visas The following countries do not...