Africa Country Info Archives - Business Traveller Africa

Nigeria

Fact File Population: 168 million Time: GMT+1 Plugs: Three-prong square Dialling code: +234 Currency: Naira - $1=158NGN Language: English Background With its huge mineral wealth and vibrant energy, balanced by grinding poverty...

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...

Kenya

Fact File Population: 43 million Time zone: GMT+3 Plugs: UK-type square three-pin Dialling code: +254 Currency: Kenyan shilling - $1=86.3KES Language: English and Kiswahili Background Kenya is one of Africa’s more powerful...

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.

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South Africa now has 5,201 graded establishments – totaling 124,268 rooms – across the TGCSA’s three main categories of ‘Hotel’, ‘Non-Hotel Accommodation’, and ‘Venues’. That’s...

Nigeria

FACT FILE Time zone: GMT+1 Plugs: Three-prong square Dialling code: +234 Currency: Naira - $1=200NGN Language: English With its huge mineral wealth and vibrant energy, Nigeria is not only the...

Mozambique

Fact File Population: 24 million Time zone: GMT+2 Plugs: Two-pin round Dialling code: + 254 Currency: Metical - $1=29.7MZN Language: Portuguese, English Background After decades in the economic doldrums, Mozambique’s GDP has...

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...

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...

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...

Seychelles

Fact File Capital: Victoria Population: 94,000 Time zone: GMT +4 Plugs: Three pin square, British style Dialling code: +248 Currency: Seychellois rupee. Exchange rate: $1 = 12.0233 SCR Language: English, French Visas No visa is...

Ethiopia

Fact File Population: 86 million Time zone: GMT+3 Plugs: Three-prong square Dialling code: +251 Currency: Birr - $1=19ETB Language: Amharic, Oromo, Tigrinya, Guragigna, Somali, Arabic, English Background Ethiopia's economy is based on...