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...

Chad

Fact File Capital: N’Djamena Population: 12,948,000 Time zone: GMT +1 Plugs: Two pin round Dialling code: +235 Currency: CFA franc. Exchange rate: $1 = 499.888 XOF Language: French, Arabic Visas The following nationalities do not...

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...

Cape Verde

Fact File Capital: Praia Population: 511,000 Time zone: GMT -1 Plugs: Two pin round Dialling code: +238 Currency: Cape Verdean escudo. Exchange rate: $1 = 84.4970 CVE Language: Portuguese Visas Citizens of the following countries...

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,...

Burundi

Fact File Capital: Bujumbara Population: 9,023,000 Time zone: GMT +2 Plugs: Two pin round Dialling code: +257 Currency: Burundi franc. Exchange rate: $1 = 1,539.98 BIF Language: Kirundi, French Visa Nationals from the Democratic Republic...

Burkina Faso

Fact File Capital: Ouagadougou Population: 17,338,000 Time zone: GMT 0 Plugs: Two pin round Dialling code: +226 Currency: CFA Franc. Exchange rate: $1 = 499.888 XOF Language: French Visas Citizens of the following countries do...

Botswana

Fact File Population: 2,096,000 Time zone: GMT+2 Plugs: M-Plug, G-Plug, Europlug Dialling code: +267 Currency: Pula (BWP) Language: English, Setswana Background Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name...

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...

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...

Algeria

Fact File Capital: Algiers Population: 38,295,000 Time zone: GMT 0 Plugs: Two-pin round Dialling code: +213 Currency: Algerian dinar. Exchange rate: $1= DZD78.4 Language: Arabic Visa All non-Algerians need to apply for a visa...

Welcome to Kenya

It’s not only popes and presidents who visited Nairobi in 2015 – growth in trade and industry is bringing in business travellers too, reports Business Traveller UK’s Jenny Southan.