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Angola urgently needs funds as Congolese refugee influx overwhelms services, warns UN agency

Angola urgently needs funds as Congolese refugee influx overwhelms services, warns UN agency

As refugees fleeing violence and communal tensions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo continue to arrive in neighbouring Angola, the United Nations refugee agency has appealed for more resources to cope with the influx and to provide those coming with the support they urgently need. According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner […]

Uganda Wild Authority Captures Man-Eating Crocodile

Uganda Wild Authority Captures Man-Eating Crocodile

Residents of Masindi, Nakasongola and Kiryandongo districts are breathing a sigh of relief after a crocodile suspected to have eaten three children in the area in the last two months was captured on Friday. Mr Jossy Muhangi, the Uganda Wild Authority (UWA) spokesperson, confirmed the predator was captured at River Kafu that straddles the boundary […]

Global Hotel Chains Venture Into Zanzibar

Global Hotel Chains Venture Into Zanzibar

Global hotel chain Marriott International has announced that it will open a hotel in Zanzibar to tap into the isle’s tourism business. The planned $330 million hotel will be part of the Amber Resort complex, and the largest accommodation facility occupying 1,750 hectares of Indian Ocean coastline in the northeast of the island. It is […]

Why Tanzania Will Not Burn Illegal Ivory

Why Tanzania Will Not Burn Illegal Ivory

After several attempts by conservation groups to push the government of Tanzania into burning a huge stockpile of ivory, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism says it won’t happen, with Minister Jumanne Maghembe saying the tusks will be used for scientific research. “Our position is clear, that, we are keeping them for scientific research […]

Rwanda Development Board Projects Tourism to Fetch Rwf370 Billion in 2017

Rwanda Development Board Projects Tourism to Fetch Rwf370 Billion in 2017

Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has projected that the tourism sector will fetch about $444 million (about Rwf370 billion) in 2017, up from $404 million last year. The increase in revenue banks on continued tourism promotion efforts as well as the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Events and Exhibitions (MICE) strategy. Clare Akamanzi, the chief executive of RDB, […]

President Jacob Zuma Praises Uganda’s Natural Beauty

President Jacob Zuma Praises Uganda’s Natural Beauty

South African president Jacob Zuma has spoken glowingly about Uganda’s sprawling scenic beauty, and urged President Yoweri Meseveni to return Lake Victoria to its original name to attract more tourists. “Africa is beautiful. One day, I was visiting Uganda and it is a beautiful country – evergreen [with] huge Lake Victoria – and I don’t […]

Despite turmoil in the region, tourism in Morocco still thrives

Despite turmoil in the region, tourism in Morocco still thrives

The tourism industry in Morocco is still successful despite the turmoil in the region since 2011, Masralarabia.com reported on Friday. More than 10 million tourists visit the country every year, with Morocco being the least affected by the ongoing geopolitical changes in the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region. Moroccan Tourism Minister Mohamed Sajid expects a […]

The Medieval Town Demanding for Alternative Investments

The Medieval Town Demanding for Alternative Investments

Residents of Lalibela, a historical town and home to the oldest and magnificent UNESCO registered rock-hewen churches, plea for diversification of investment opportunities besides the relatively well-to-do tourism sector. Famous for its distinctive monolithic rock-cut churches which date back to the 12th and 13th centuries, and being the living testimony to the unique medieval civilization […]

Zanzibar Town Transformation Almost Starting

Zanzibar Town Transformation Almost Starting

President Ali Mohamed Shein yesterday met Engineering Consultants Group (ECG) officials from Egypt, a crucial step towards the commencement of works to develop Zanzibar town into a modern city. Reconstruction and building of the new structures under the new master plan are expected to dramatically change the Zanzibar historical town, developing a Smart City on […]

Kenya Catches the Eye of the World’s Super Rich

Kenya Catches the Eye of the World’s Super Rich

Kenya emerged as the third most preferred travel destination by the High Net-Worth Individuals (NHWI) in Africa last year, beating world famous Mauritius and Seychelles. The Afrasia New World Wealth report released on Monday indicates that Kenya hosted 4,000 multi-millionaires last year while Morocco accommodated 5,000 and South Africa 15,000. Botswana tied with Kenya in […]

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