Guinea

Fact File Capital: Conakry Population: 11,861,000 Time zone: GMT 0 Plugs: Two pin round Dialling code: +224 Currency: Guinean franc. Exchange rate: $1 = 499.888 XOF Language: French Visas Visas are required by all visitors. Airlines Afrinat...

Egypt

Egypt’s transition from authoritarian pseudo-democracy to full democratic state has not been smooth. 2012’s elections, though, may herald a new dawn for this most...

Malawi

Fact File Capital: Lilongwe Population: 15,316,000 Time zone: GMT +2 Plugs: Three pin square, British style Dialling code: +265 Currency: Malawian kwacha. Exchange rate: $1 = 329.757 MWK Language: English, Nyanja Visas Visa not...

Tunisia

Fact File Capital: Tunis Population: 10,889,000 Time zone: GMT +1 Plugs: Two pin round Dialling code: +216 Currency: Tunisian dinar. Exchange rate: $1 =  1.66020 TND Language: Arabic Visas The following nationalities do not need...

A New Dawn

After more than 30 years of Mugabe rule, Zimbabwe has a new president and the hopes of a more prosperous future, but the

Uganda

Background Formerly a British colony, Uganda suffered under dictators Milton Obote and Idi Amin as well as various military regimes. In 2006 free multi-party elections...

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...

Libya

Fact File Capital: Tripoli Population: 6,323,000 Time zone: UTC +2 Plugs: Three pin round Dialling code: +218 Currency: Libyan dinar. Exchange rate: $1 = 1.27700 LYD Language: Arabic Visas Visas are required by all...

Poised for growth

A close neighbour of South Africa, Namibia has always operated under the radar, but now appears ready to capitalise on its natural resources with...