Tourism: Meet Alain St. Ange candidate for UNWTO presents his position at Uganda Expo

Meet Alain St. Ange candidate for UNWTO presents his position at Uganda Expo During his various interactions did St. Ange come across as a credible candidate from Africa, embracing diversity and a non discriminatory approach to making his vision of ‘Tourism For All’ a reality. St. Ange has now gathered a wave of endorsements from around the world with growing […]

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East Africa: Entebbe Raid Humiliated Amin, Nearly Caused East African War

By Daniel K. Kalinaki It was the morning after the night before. Like many residents of Entebbe, the sleepy peninsula jutting into Lake Victoria 40 kilometres from the capital, Kampala, Chris Luvunia had heard the gunfire and seen the explosions light up the night sky. From the house on Nsamizi Hill that he shared with three other young air traffic […]

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African economy: Kenya receives sh15bn for youth jobs from World Bank

The World Bank has given Kenya Sh15 billion to finance initiatives that help stem the tide of joblessness in the country. The money, which the bank’s directors approved early this month, is earmarked for the establishment of a business grants programme, support companies that offer to bridge jobs skills gaps among college graduates and to strengthen Kenya’s policy on youth […]

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US$300m Kigali Convention Centre in Rwanda set to open

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The multi-million Kigali Convention centre in Rwanda’s capital is set to be officially opened in June this year; this is according to Ultimate Concepts Limited (UCL) who owns the project. Kigali Convention Centre which is anticipated to be a hub of a lot of services in East African Community will further host the 27th African Union Summit and this will […]

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Does Uganda have the most Expensive Visa in East Africa?

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By Renn Offor On the 20th February 2014, in Uganda, the presidents of Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda officially launched the new common tourist visa. The three countries combined in that region attract more than 4million visitors each year, and the single tourist visa was to be a major milestone in the development of a common tourism promotion strategy, which will […]

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Why Rwanda keeps attracting foreign investment

By: Tendai Dube. Despite a mild ranking decline for ease of doing business, Rwanda is still making notable strides and attracting more and more foreign direct investors because of how easy one can start a business in the country. In the World Bank Group report, Doing Business 2016, Rwanda ranked 62 out of 189 economies in ease of doing business […]

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Radisson Blu: Why we decided to set up in Kenya

Global hotel chain Radisson Blu officially opened the doors to its first East African establishment last month. This has set into motion the hotel’s advance across the region. The hotel is managed by the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which already has 31 hotels across the continent, and is planning on doubling this number. At least three of these are set […]

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Kenya airways and Rwandair to benefit from open skies in East Africa

By LILIAN OCHIENG Heads of States of Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan will Saturday sign an agreement bringing into play a liberalised air space, giving Kenya Airways a new lease of life. Speaking on Thursday at Northern Corridor Integration Project Summit deliberations in Nairobi, Mr Joe Nyagah who is in charge of the summit in Kenya said the sealed […]

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