Trade, business groups decry business visa process

When Amina Gerba started organizing last year's conference for African business leaders, Forum Africa, she thought there would be about 100 participants. In the end, only about 40 managed to obtain their business travel visa, while the rest were unable to convince immigration officers that they planned to return to their home countries.

Anca Gurzu
Published: Wednesday, 09/01/2010 12:00 am EDT

When Amina Gerba started organizing last year's conference for African business leaders, Forum Africa, she thought there would be about 100 participants. In the end, only about 40 managed to obtain their business travel visa, while the rest were unable to convince immigration officers that they planned to return to their home countries.

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