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Ethiopia begins issuing online visas for all tourists and international visitors starting June 1
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Politics and Society Ethiopia begins issuing online visas for all tourists and international visitors starting June 1

Ethiopia has started issuing visa online for all tourists and other visitors from across the world effective June 1. The Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister, Fitsum Arega said “A relaxed visa regime will enhance both #Ethiopia’s openness and will allow the country to harness the significant stopover transit traffic of @flyethiopian”.

Ethiopia to allow all Africans to visit without visas “very soon” PM Abiy Ahmed says
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Politics and Society Ethiopia to allow all Africans to visit without visas “very soon” PM Abiy Ahmed says

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has revealed that the country will “very soon” follow Rwanda’s example allowing all Africans to travel to the country without visas. The policy will open up the east African country to African visitors, and it will undoubtedly ease the free movement of African nationals and boost tourism.

5 year-old girl with albinism Djeneba Diarra beheaded in suspected ritual murder in Mali
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African identities 5 year-old girl with albinism Djeneba Diarra beheaded in suspected ritual murder in Mali

A five-year-old girl with albinism Djeneba Diarra was beheaded in a suspected ritual murder for her body parts in Mali. Her murder has caused an outrage in her home village and on social media. Prominent campaigner on albinism, Malian musician Salif Keita has commented on the murder of Djeneba, and pledged to fight for her justice.