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.

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.