300 million. This is the record number of international tourist arrivals in July and August 2017, according to the World Tourism Barometer , recently published by the World Tourism Organization. According to this report, the Africa region - including Mauritius and Seychelles in particular - is ahead of all others, with a growth rate of 9%. In North Africa, the increase is 14%; while in sub-Saharan Africa, it stabilized at 5%.
Foreigners wishing to visit the Republic of Benin will soon be able to obtain their visa directly online. Visa applicants will have access to a digital platform developed for this purpose. Payment can be made directly online or at the borders.
The Twenty seventh (27th) Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government kicked off on 17 July 2016 at the Kigali Convention Centre (KCC), Rwanda, with a strong call for unity and love for the continent. The opening ceremony was marked by a symbolic act of Pan-Africanism with the launch of the African Union (AU) passport aimed at facilitating the free movement of people on the continent.
Featured on the Kenyan Wall Street. The African Development Bank, in collaboration with the African Union Commission and the World Economic Forum has launched the second edition of the Africa Visa Openness Index which measures how open African countries are when it comes to visas by looking at what they ask of citizens from other African countries when they travel.
The African Development Bank, in collaboration with the African Union Commission and the World Economic Forum, launched on Friday, May 19, 2017, the second edition of the Africa Visa Openness Index, ahead of the Bank’s Annual Meetings in Ahmedabad, India.