Africa: Bail denied for Zimbabwe Tourism Minister Prisca Mupfumira

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Zimbabwe Tourism Minister Prisca Mupfumira today had to abandon her Prado, Cruiser, Benz, to fit into the prison truck. Just a couple of days ago the minister was in London only to get home and to be arrested for corruption. The minister was arrested for corruption on Thursday. Environment, Tourism, and Hospitality Industry Minister Prisca Mupfumira, who appeared in court […]

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Africa: Devastating Impact Of The U.S. Sanctions On Zimbabwe

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December 12 Movement decries devastating effects of sanctions on Zimbabwe imposed after former President Robert Mugabe’s 2000 land reforms. Zimbabwe’s land reform programme of 2000 led the United States of America to impose illegal sanctions under the so-called Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act, 2001 (ZIDERA) which is subject to annual extensions, the latest being in January 2019. Supplementing the […]

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Africa: Airzim, MackAir sign routes deal

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National flag carrier, Air Zimbabwe, has signed a partnership deal with Botswana-based Mack Air that will see the two airlines jointly operating routes from Harare and Victoria Falls to major tourists destinations. The deal will also see the two operating daily regional scheduled air services between Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa and Mozambique. In a joint news release issued yesterday, the […]

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Africa: Zimbabwe’s sudden currency reform – a reaction from within

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In the news again the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has decided that as from 24 June 2019 the Zimbabwe dollar is the sole currency for legal tender purposes. (through Statutory Instrument (SI) 142 of 2019. What does this mean? Well, it’s not as bad as it sounds. Here is an extract from Adventure Zone’s Brent Williamson which gives a clearer […]

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Africa: Air Zimbabwe looks to restrict foreign operators to Harare

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Air Zimbabwe has proposed restricting foreign carriers to Harare Int’l given concerns their use of Victoria Falls and Bulawayo has cannibalised traffic from the Zimbabwean capital, thereby impacting the state-owned carrier. Speaking to The Sunday Mail newspaper, assistant administrator Tonderayi Mukubvu said restricting Zimbabwe to a single international gateway would force foreign carriers to use Air Zimbabwe for last-leg flights […]

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Africa: Zimbabwe leading Tourism Company RTG declares increased income for 2018

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Zimbabwe leading tourism company RTG has declared a revenue of $34.3 million, an increase from the 2018 year. The company delivered a strong performance in 2018 achieving revenues of $34.3 million which was 27% above the prior year despite an increasingly challenging economic climate. This performance was supported by increased occupancies and Average Daily Rate (ADR) which grew by 6% […]

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Africa: Know more about Zimbabwe Tourism Minister asks Citizens

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Zimbabwean Government has called on stakeholders in the tourism sector, especially hoteliers, to come up with affordable and attractive packages to boost domestic market. This came out during the official opening of the Mutarazi Skywalk and Zipliner in Nyanga on Friday by Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Prisca Mupfumira. She urged people to consider taking holidays within the country. […]

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Africa: All set for inaugural Zimbabwe Food and Culture Festival

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Zimbabwe’s efforts to boost domestic tourism pick up a gear with the inaugural Zimbabwe Food and Culture Festival scheduled to run in the capital from 23 – 25 May 2019 in the Harare Gardens from 0800 hours to 6 pm everyday. Preparations for the event are at an advanced stage. The festival’s main objective is to promote and restore cultural […]

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Tourism: Zambia and Zimbabwe push for a single visa in Southern Africa

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In a bid to improve trade and free movement of people across borders of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Zimbabwe and Zambia are pushing for the adoption of the Uni-visa among member countries. Efforts to promote the concept include a regional roadshow, but this can only happen if other member countries of the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) […]

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Africa: Air Zim’s Embraer delivery imminent , two B777s on way

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AIR ZIMBABWE is on the brink of replenishing its fleet amid indications that the national airliner would take delivery of an Embraer ERJ 145 tentatively in the next two weeks. It has also emerged that the delivery of two Boeing 777-200 ERs acquired from Malaysia is now imminent. Government plans to revive the flag carrier as part of broad efforts […]

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