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  • Africans now have liberal access to over half of African countries, 2019 Africa Visa Openness Report shows.

    Africans now have liberal access to over half of African countries, 2019 Africa Visa Openness Report shows.

    12/11/2019

    In 2019, the strong progress made under Agenda 2063’s Flagship Projects evidence that countries and regions across Africa have realized the value of supporting Africans to travel more freely on the continent.

    Findings in the 4th edition of the Africa Visa Openness Index Report 2019, published by the African Development Bank and the Africa Union Commission, show that year-on-year, progress is undeniable and travelling across the continent is made easier. Today, African travellers no longer need a visa to travel to a quarter of other African countries, they have liberal access to 51% of the continent (visa-free or visa on arrival) and 21 countries now provide eVisa platforms (Up from 16 in 2018, 13 in 2017 and 9 in 2016). While the top 10 and top 20 continue to champion open visa policies, a record of 47 countries improved or maintained their visa openness scores.


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  • AfTra Annual Report 2019-2020

    04/12/2020

    In 2019 and 2020 the Africa Trade Fund (AfTra) saw a growth in approvals for operations totalling CAD 3.2 million and by mid 2020, two thirds of the Fund’s portfolio successfully reached completion stage and are now focused on sustaining impact.

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