Tourism: Fighting over tourists puts East Africa in bad light

In the good old days East African tour operators could sit back and know that eager visitors will come to sample the region’s spectacular offerings both for scenic beauty and the singular experience of seeing animals in the wild. Like clockwork, the regional industry and especially in Kenya and Tanzania, could expect good revenues in the high season and pick […]

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EAC seeks ban on raw hides and skins export

East African countries have embarked on a prescription that could revive the growth of the textile industry by setting the stage for a full-time ban on the exportation of raw hides and skins, writes ALON MWESIGWA. At the 17th summit this month, the EAC presidents directed that the bloc speeds up a process to ban the exportation of raw hides […]

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The Kenya Airport cancellation story: Why I am Angry-by Denis Gathanju

When Kenya Airways launched the project Mawingu and announced the expansion of JKIA that was to include the current Terminal 1A (formerly T4), I was amongst the first journalists to get an interview session with the then KQ CEO Titus Naikuni. I was at the time working for a US-based aviation magazine covering aviation in all of Africa. Share our […]

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Kenya is ok with remodelled Airport, scraps New terminal

Kenya has scrapped plans for a new terminal building at Nairobi’s main airport due to financial pressures and excess capacity caused by recent upgrades to existing facilities, the Kenya Airports Authority said on Tuesday. President Uhuru Kenyatta launched the $650 million terminal project for Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in December 2013. Share our story:

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South Sudan joins Fast growing East African Community

Grand politics was at play in Arusha, Tanzania, on Wednesday, March 2. The young, troubled country of South Sudan was admitted to the East African Community (EAC) as its sixth member (the others being Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, and Rwanda). Being admitted to the regional body means that South Sudan will enjoy all the economic benefits the club currently has […]

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We must open up Africa to Africans if we really want to boost growth

The African Development Bank just launched the Africa Visa Openness Report 2016, and it highlights a huge problem: as Africans, we cannot move easily between our countries. According to qz.com, on average, Africans need visas to travel to 55% of other African countries and can only get visas on arrival in 25% of other countries. This means they can only […]

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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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