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If you need to call any other country or you received a call from an unknown caller, you can simply know where the call is from using the international dialing code.
If you are the one making the call from another country, you will also need to use the international dialing code as prefix before you call get across to the other end.
Here is the complete guide to make a call from anywhere, and to anywhere in the world.
For instance, the Nigeria’s country code +234 will allow you to call Nigeria from outside the country from wherever you are.
The international dialing codes is also known as the International direct dialing (IDD) or international subscriber dialling (ISD).
Dialing international number on your mobile phone
On your mobile phone, you might not necessarily see “+” but the plus sign is aligned with the key “0”.
You can use the “+” by holding the “0” to get the “+” followed by the country code.
International dialing codes for African countries
Here is the compilation of international dialing codes for all the 56 African countries.
Note that it’s possible for you to get a virtual phone number of another country right in your own country that would make your receiver think you are making the call from another country.
For instance there is a way to use +257, which is Botswana’s code, right here in Nigeria and vice versa. That’s technology.
That’s another topic for another day, check the international dialing codes for all countries in the African continent.
Burkina Faso: +226
Cape Verde: +257
Central African Republic (CAR): +236
International Dialing code for Chad: +235
Democratic Republic of the Congo: +243
Republic of the Congo: +242
Cote d’Ivoire or Ivory Coast: +225
International Dialing code for Djibout: +253
Equatorial Guinea: +240
Eswatini (formerly Swaziland): +268
International Dialing code for Ethiopia:+251
International Dialing code for Guinea-Bissau:+245
International Dialing code for Mozambique: +258
International Dialing code for Nigeria: +234
Sao Tome and Principe: +239
International Dialing code for Sierra Leone: +232
South Africa: +27
South Sudan: +211
Swaziland (renamed to Eswatini): +268