Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Ghana, Gambia, Togo, Cameroon, Kenya, Zimbabwe beat Nigeria as country ranks among world’s least powerful passports



Nigeria has one of the least powerful passports in the world, according to a new ranking done by Canada-based global consultancy Arton Capital.

Passport Index, which keeps track of how useable such documents are, said its citizens are able to travel to only 44 countries visa free.

According to the Index, Djibouti and Congo with visa-free to 45 countries; Algeria (46); Liberia, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, and Burundi and Cameroon (47) are African countries with a stronger passport than Nigeria.

Others are Central Africa Republic (48); Guinea-Bissau, Chad, Egypt (50); Comoros, Gabon, Mali, Madagascar (52); Togo, Niger, Mozambique (53); Rwanda (54); Senegal, Mauritania, Burkina Faso (55); Guinea, Ivory Coast (56); Sao Tome, Benin, Morocco (58); and Ghana, Sierra Leone (60).

Uganda and Zimbabwe rank higher with 61 and 62 visa-free countries respectively, while Cape Verde, Tunisia and Zambia are on 63; followed by Tanzania (65); Gambia (66); Namibia (67); and Kenya, Malawi (68).

Tiny Singapore now has the world’s most powerful passport.

The city-state grabbed the top spot after Paraguay removed restrictions for Singaporeans.

That means the approximately 3.4 million holders of Singaporean passports can now travel to 159 countries either without a visa at all, or can have one issued on arrival.

Germany came in second place, with its citizens able to visit 158 countries without a visa, while Sweden and South Korea tied for third.

The US passport was in sixth place, alongside Malaysia, Ireland and Canada.

Afghanistan came bottom of the list with visa-free access to just 22 countries.

Passport Index said the US passport’s usefulness has fallen since President Donald Trump took office, with Turkey and the Central African Republic becoming the most recent countries to revoke their visa-free entry for holders.




“For the first time ever, an Asian country has the most powerful passport in the world,” Philippe May, managing director of Arton Capital’s Singapore office, said in a statement.

“It is a testament of Singapore’s inclusive diplomatic relations and effective foreign policy.”

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4 comments:

  1. This don't make any sense. Anyways, we still remain the Giants of Africa

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  2. Giant of what???? Mediocrity is NOTHING to boast of.

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  3. Wow happy cameroon is ranked but can't rejoice cameroon is ranked more than Nigeria, what for? I am a cameroonian

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  4. with all the flair and pride and show off we claim to have anywhere we go we want to spend nigerians is a market on its own, we still dont have respect not for ouself who will have for us, chad have 50 countries even in east african some countries will not let you stay more than 1 month with visa and you say gaint of africa? A friend and once ask me that in africa there are good land for farming i said yes and mineral resources and oil i said yes and water i said yes then why are we poor that i can not explain all i know is we have all does things. if you know the materian that the world depend on that are found mostly in africa but we give them out like we are selling gum they take it make wwonders with we selling our digity and pride to be able to afford it some might pity us give and give a bit to foundation that is if the foundation even us it well but we tap ourself at the back and say GAINT OF AFRICA open your eyes nobody perceive us as that anymore, now is the time fore africa to invest in our educational system in our science and economic system immagine the way a fall in oil price hit nigerians trebble no one saw it coming? how could were on earth will that happen we need a defination no agenda that end after tenors in other part of the world those that are invested in commerce or military or agriculture there predissesor will keep to that plain we need a goverment that want change if you cant find one in nigeria we can borrow ghanians afterall we are using a german for our football team in short when YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE NOBODY WILL SHOW IT YOU EVEN IF YOU ARE BETTER THAN WHAT YOU THINK YOU ARE, the fact that we are always begging does not help as wll, GET A SYSTEM, GET BETTER ADVOCATES(SURE CAN BE WITH BE LIKES OF KENYA IF WE WERE PAYING ATTENTION TO DETAIL LIKE THIS) BETTER SYSTEM africa is to rich to be this poor,needy or limited.GOD bless NIGERIA, AFRICA AND THE WORLD.(Pardon my error the keyboard i am using is not in english, thank you)

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