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Facebook & Instagram help put African tourism on the social media map

Facebook & Instagram help put African tourism on the social media map

Attending the Annual World Tourism Conference in Rwanda, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) and Instagram representatives were in Kigali this week (28-31 August) to discuss and explore ways in which social media can be used to effectively drive tourism growth across the Continent. Showcasing how both platforms can be used as a tool to creatively help change the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rangers in Kenya kill one of most famous lions because they didn’t have tranquilizers

Rangers in Kenya kill one of most famous lions because they didn’t have tranquilizers

Mohawk the lion, one of Kenya’s most famous big cats, was fatally shot Wednesday by wildlife rangers. In a country that has invested millions in protecting its wildlife, Kenyans are trying to figure out what went wrong. The animal management team that first arrived had no tranquilizers, only rifles. A second, with tranquilizers, was on […]

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