2012 Diversity Visa Lottery Results for Africa

The winners for the 2012 Diversity Visa Lottery were selected between May 2011 and September of 2011, when the statistics for the winners were announced.

These winners are not necessarily automatically granted a green card, rather they will have a chance to file for an immigration visa until the end of 2012.

Africa garnered a large number of wins for the DV-2012 and it is likely that Africans will be well represented in the issuance of green cards.

Here are some highlights of the winner selection:

  • The country which received the highest number of wins in all of Africa was Nigeria with 6,024.
  • The runners up were, in order, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya and Egypt. Together, these five countries took more than half of the total number of green cards won in the continent of Africa.
  • Sao Tome and Principe and Swaziland garnered no wins whatsoever during this green card.
  • Africa ended up receiving about half of the total number of Green Card Lottery wins in the entire world.
  • Africa received 50,000 Green Card Lottery wins during this year.

Below is a table of the eligible African countries in the Green Card Lottery and their respective lottery-win numbers:

Country

#

Country

#

Nigeria

6,024

Gambia

113

Ghana

5,832

Tunisia

113

Ethiopia

4,902

Congo

105

Kenya

4,720

Zambia

79

Egypt

4,664

Mali

76

Democratic Republic of   the Congo

3,445

Mauritius

59

Sierra Leone

3,397

Burundi

56

Cameroon

3,374

Gabon

48

Liberia

2,101

Angola

42

Morocco

1,890

Djibouti

38

Algeria

1,799

Chad

33

Guinea

899

Niger

32

Togo

845

Mauritania

29

South Africa

833

Madagascar

17

Sudan

757

Malawi

16

Eritrea

670

Mozambique

13

Cote D’Ivoire

553

Namibia

10

Benin

511

Cape Verde

9

Uganda

418

Comoros

9

Rwanda

333

Lesotho

8

Senegal

270

Botswana

7

Burkina Faso

226

Seychelles

6

Somalia

175

Equatorial Guinea

4

Tanzania

175

Central African Republic

3

Libya

136

Guinea-Bissau

3

Zimbabwe

123

Sao Tome and Principe

0

Swaziland

0

 

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