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Africa’s 10 ‘most open’ countries for travel

African countries are simplifying entry processes and dropping restrictions to improve cross-border travel at inter-country and regional levels. SPECIAL REPORT | BIRD AGENCY | In the past eight years, 35 countries have improved their visa policies and, since 2016, five countries have abolished all visa requirements for African travellers. As …

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Visa-free travel for Africans

Why Kenya and Rwanda have taken a step in the right direction ANALYSIS | MICHAEL MUTAVA | President William Ruto of Kenya recently announced that Kenya’s borders would be open to visitors from the entirety of Africa, with no visas required, by the end of 2023. He said: “When people cannot travel, …

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Visa-free travel for Africans

Why Kenya and Rwanda, by opening up their borders for other Africans, have taken a step in the right direction COMMENT | ALAN HIRSCH | President William Ruto of Kenya recently announced that Kenya’s borders would be open to visitors from the entirety of Africa, with no visas required, by the …

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Court okays minister Kitutu’s travel abroad

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala has allowed the Minister for Karamoja Affairs Mary Gorreti Kitutu Kimono to travel to the United Kingdom and Dubai. The Anti-Corruption Court Judge Lady Justice Jane Okuo Kajuga on Friday allowed Kitutu to travel following her partly successful application seeking …

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Africa ‘most open’ for travel, Burundi top

Global mobility report unveils unexpected leader in open-border policy — Africa, with Burundi as the most visa-friendly nation in the world for international travel. SPECIAL REPORT | BIRD AGENCY | African states are leading the global travel sector’s recovery, boasting 12 out of the top 20 most open countries for …

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Museveni bans travel abroad for MPs, Civil servants

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni issued a directive against travelling abroad for government officials, Members of parliament and civil servants. The president made this directive during the commission of the Uganda Petroleum Institute Kigomba (UPIK) on Saturday. According to the president, there is so much that needs to …

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