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

Cameroon

Fact File Capital: Yaounde Population: 21,331,000 Time zone: GMT +1 Plugs: Two pin round Dialling code: +237 Currency: CFA franc. Exchange rate: $1 = 499.888 XOF Language: English, French Visas All nationalities need a visa,...

Niger

Fact File Capital: Niamey Population: 17,493,000 Time zone: UTC +1 Plugs: Two pin round Dialling code: +227 Currency: CFA franc. Exchange rate: $1 = 499.888 XOF Language: French Visas Citizens of these countries do...

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...

Gabon

Fact File Capital: Libreville Population: 2,204,000 Time zone: GMT +1 Plugs: Two pin round Dialling code: +241 Currency: CFA franc. Exchange rate: $1 = 499.888 XOF Language: French Visas Visas are required by all visitors. Airlines Air...

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...

Mali

Fact File Capital: Bamako Population: 16,678,000 Time zone: GMT 0 Plugs: Two pin round Dialling code: +223 Currency:CFA franc. Exchange rate: $1 = 499.888 XOF Language: French Visas Citizens of the following countries do...

Central African Republic

Fact File Capital: Bagui Population: 5,217,000 Time zone: GMT +1 Plugs: Two pin round Dialling code: +236 Currency: CFA franc. Exchange rate: $1 = 499.888 XOF Language: French, Sangho Visas All nationalities require a visa...

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...

Sudan

Fact File Capital: Khartoum Population: 35,150,000 Time zone: GMT +3 Plugs: Two pin round Dialling code: +249 Currency: Sudanese pound. Exchange rate: $1 = 4.40249 SDG Language: Arabic Visas Visas are required by almost...

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...

Lesotho

Lesotho is a landlocked country and enclave, completely surrounded by South Africa. It is just over 30,000 square kilometres in size and has a population slightly over two million. The name Lesotho translates roughly into the land of the people who speak Sesotho. About 40% of the population live below the international poverty line of $1.25 a day.