Africa: Nigeria to implement Visa Issuance within 48 hours on application to Investors

Africa: Nigeria to implement Visa Issuance within 48 hours on application to Investors The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, Tuesday said the federal government has directed all its foreign missions abroad to commence a 48- hour visa issuance programme to those willing to do business in Nigeria. He said by the latest directive, bottlenecks associated with […]

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Africa: Kenya’s African Union Candidate Promises Visa-Free Travel Across Africa

Kenya’s African Union Candidate Promises Visa-Free Travel Across Africa Kenya’s Foreign Affairs secretary Amina Mohammed and the country’s candidate to the African Union Commission Chairperson position has pledged to abolish travel visa in Africa, reports the Business Daily. “We need to remove bottlenecks such as visas,” said Ms. Mohammed, adding that she would push for free movement of goods and […]

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Tourism: South Africa reciprocates, stops Visa free travel by New Zealand

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South Africa reciprocates, stops Visa free travel by New Zealand On Tuesday Malusi Gigaba, in response to New Zealand’s updated visa regulations, announced that South Africa will no longer be a visa-free travel zone for them either. “Reciprocity is a national principle. Therefore, in view of the afore-mentioned, a decision was taken to reciprocate by withdrawing the visa exemption which […]

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Africa: Nigerian people are daunting, flamboyant, aggressive– Burundian ex-beauty queen Carmen

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Beautiful Carmen Nibigira (PhD) is a former Director-General of the Burundi National Tourism Office and currently the Coordinator of East African Tourism Platform (EATP). She has travelled extensively in and out of Africa for work and leisure. The ex-beauty queen spoke with OKORIE UGURU about her life, her impression of Nigeria, Nigerians and tourism in general. WHERE did you grow […]

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Africa: Visa on Arrival for all African visitors to Nigeria in 2017

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has hinted that African travellers may no longer be required to obtain visas to enter the country from next year. Onyeama made this at the Town Hall meeting held in Abuja, while shedding light on the foreign policy outlook of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. He said the visa free idea was in […]

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US Visa Issuance: Nigeria Ranks First in Africa

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Chinedu Eze Nigeria has been ranked number one in Africa in the number of visa requests approved by the US Foreign Affairs Department. According to a document made available to THISDAY, Nigeria was also ranked number four in the world in the number of visas issued by the US in 2015. Out of 2,738,528 visas issued to non-immigrant visa applicants […]

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Africa: At $10 per passenger 250000 Nigerians gives Dubai Tourism N750m annually

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The director of policy analysis, research and statistics, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Dr Paul Adalikwu, has revealed that Nigeria spends about N750 million annually on Dubai tourism through taxation on tickets adding that 250, 000 Nigerians travelled to Dubai last year. He stated this in Abuja yesterday at the unveiling of rennytravels.com, an online platform which is a […]

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African visa: Is Namibia set to join Ghana, Rwanda, Seychelles to offer visa on Arrival for all Africans?

NAMIBIA will soon abolish visa requirements for Africans, President Hage Geingob said yesterday during the official opening of the Foreign Policy Review conference. Namibia and other African states have long considered the possibility of a common continental passport by 2018 as part of the African Union’s Agenda 2063. Geingob yesterday reiterated that as the first step in always welcoming its […]

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African visa: Nigerians Can Now Obtain Five-year Visa to South Africa

The South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Lulu Mnguni, has announced his government’s decision to commence the issuance of five-year visas to Nigerian professionals, business people and other frequent fliers. Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos wednesday, Munguni said his government was now prepared to eliminate the difficulties usually faced by Nigerians when seeking South African […]

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African Trade: After Rwanda, Uganda snub Kenya targets Ethiopia for rail and pipeline deals

By Fred Oluoch Kenya is seeking Ethiopia’s participation in regional infrastructure projects after Uganda and Rwanda pulled out of the joint oil pipeline and the standard gauge railway. In a bid to stem its increasing isolation in the region, President Uhuru Kenyatta invited Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn for a three-day official visit last week. The visit saw the two […]

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