Africa: With increase in trekking fees, Rwanda Tourism targets high-end market

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Nicaraguan singer Hernaldo Zuniga brought his entire family to trek through the lush forests and mist-shrouded volcanoes of northwestern Rwanda in search of mountain gorillas. He described their encounter with the critically endangered primates as “an almost spiritual” experience, and said it was the only reason they made Rwanda a stop on a trip taking in a safari in Kenya, […]

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Tourism: Edo state Governor receives report on Ogba Zoo deforestation in Nigeria

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The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, is to issue an Executive Order that will stop further deforestation and encroachment on the land belonging to Ogba Zoological Garden and Nature Park in Benin City. He disclosed the plan while receiving the report of the ad-hoc committee set up by the government to investigate the allegation of encroachment on the land […]

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Africa: West Africa’s consumption of 22 billion litres of PMS and 1 billion litres of Aviation in focus

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As the move to add Nigeria and Libya to OPEC supply cap deal which has seen the cut of about 1.8m bpd of production since November 2016, gains momentum, Africa’s largest crude producer’s plan to diversify its market looks pragmatic. Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum resources, in remarks made at the sixth edition of the annual Sustainability in […]

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News: Private companies banned from printing books in Tanzania

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Tanzania’s Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has banned private companies from publishing textbooks. Speaking to Arusha City Council’s teachers, Mr. Kassim mentioned that this was one of the measures to ensure provision of quality education in the country. He said the government has instructed Tanzania Education Authority (TEA) to supervise the publishing of all books that are used in schools in […]

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Aviation: Alitalia may shed 20000 jobs if Ryanair, Etihad Airways, 8 others fail in their bids to take Over

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Italy’s flag carrier Alitalia has received around ten offers for total or partial take-over, including the ones from Irish budget carrier Ryanair and United Arab Emirates’ national airline Etihad Airways, according to Italian media reports. Upon submitting its offer, Etihad has stressed that that was not legally-binding, meaning that Etihad might not acquire any additional stakes after a deal is […]

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Tourism: Food trends and Top 10 fastest selling speciality food in the World

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I like to eat, and I like to try new products. Life can be really boring (food-wise), because new food options are unavailable thanks to the barriers created by food distributors and wholesalers.If buyers for department stores and cosmetic retailers (think Sephora) were as timid as food distributors and buyers, consumers would be wearing nothing but pink and red nail […]

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Africa: Ghana Aviation Minister sets up Airshow Organizing Committee

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The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the first ever Aerospace and Aviation Exhibition for Africa has been inaugurated by the Minister of Aviation, Cecilia Dapaah. Giving the welcome address, Madam Christina Edmond, Acting Chief Director at the Ministry of Aviation said the Airshow is being organized under the auspices of the ministry. She indicated that the LOC was being put […]

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Africa: With $1 billion investment in aviation Zambia plans to become a hub

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Government says its US$1 billion investment in the aviation sector will increase the volume of traffic and passengers arrival in the country. Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba says apart from this the investment will also increase a number of travelers transiting through the country’s various international airports. However, Mr Mushimba says this development will also present a public health […]

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African Hotel occupancy rises as Middle East falls in Second Quarter 2017

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The hotel industry in the Middle East reported nearly flat results during the second quarter of 2017, while hotels in Africa recorded growth across the three key performance metrics, according to data from STR. Occupancy levels in the Middle East slipped 0.1 per cent to 62.4 per cent and average daily rate (ADR) made a negligible increase of 0.8 per […]

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Tourism: The 5 Least Visited Countries Africa

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Africa is any traveller’s go-to destination, boasting warm tropical conditions, friendly people, and interesting places to visit. Not all countries on the continent have a viable tourism industry mainly due to political unrest and economic difficulties. Some African countries are relatively unknown to most as a viable tourism destination. Below is a list of the continent’s least visited countries. São […]

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