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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.

Afrophobia: South Africa betrays legacy of Ubuntu and Pan-Africanism proponents
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Politics and Society Afrophobia: South Africa betrays legacy of Ubuntu and Pan-Africanism proponents

South Africa is in turmoil, and the safety and security of African migrants remains precarious following violent anti-immigrants attacks. The xenophobic (Afrophobic) attacks are not new, and the resurgence of attacks on fellow African nationals reveals a problematic phenomenon, an unreasonable and unjustifiable fear and hatred of African immigrants. The attacks on African nationals are incongruent with the spirit of Ubuntu, at odds with the values embraced by the Constitution, and flies in the face the Pan-Africanism values espoused by the country’s founding heroes and heroines.