Uganda performs well at INDABA 2016

By Sebidde Kiryowa, Solomon Oleny Uganda has come third, winning the silver award in the category of best stall at INDABA 2016 tourism and trade fare in Durban, South Africa. The competitive award, whose platinum and gold awards were earned by Kenya Tourism Board and Rwanda Development Board respectively, is given to exhibitors with the most fascinating architectural design that. […]

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Durban seeks to Reinvent itself after INDABA 2016

By 2020 the eThekwini municipality would have invested more than R10-billion in Durban since 2010 in a bid to make the city as attractive to tourists as New York, London and Sydney. Phillip Sithole, the chief executive of Durban Tourism, who took part in a panel discussion live on CNBC Africa at the 2016 Tourism Indaba on Monday entitled “Durban’s […]

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600 Africans stranded after travelling to South America

More than 600 people from several African countries are stranded after crossing the Atlantic by boat to Brazil and then passing through Colombia and Panama before getting stuck in Costa Rica en route to the United States. With more arriving every day – so far from seven countries on the continent – to the small border town of Paso Canoas, […]

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Kente Bikini rave catches on in America

Photos featuring a set of Black models have gone viral after being shared on Twitter April 23 and 24. Model Cole Woods shared two pictures of her posing on the beach with other Black models. In one image, two women laugh in the sand, their curly afros framing their faces. Another image depicts three women gazing into the camera as […]

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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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Aviation Tax: BRIC nations to fight ICAO on Carbon tax

Calling it ‘injustice to developing world’, Centre says the already struggling aviation sector doesn’t need additional burden. BRIC nations have opposed the International Civil Aviation Authority’s (ICAO) proposal to levy carbon emission tax on airlines, saying it will increase the burden on emerging economies such as India, where the aviation sector was still developing. ICAO – a United Nations specialised […]

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Money Power speaks as Kenya deports Taiwanese to China

The authorities in Taiwan have accused Kenya of using guns and tear gas to force 37 Taiwanese on to a plane bound for mainland China. Eight other Taiwanese were deported to mainland China on Monday, prompting Taiwan to accuse Beijing of “extrajudicial abduction”. China has praised Kenya for supporting its “one-China policy”. Beijing views Taiwan – self-ruling since 1950 – […]

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Nigeria bets on Yankari elephants and warm springs to lure tourists

A luxury safari is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when potential tourists think of Nigeria but that’s exactly what Yankari Game Reserve is hoping to change. In Africa’s largest economy, suffering from the collapse in global oil prices, tourism is being touted as a panacea to slow growth and a depreciating naira. Share our story:

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ECOWAS to ban wearing of Hijab

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has initiated moves to ban the wearing of full-faced veils in member states, in a bid to check activities of terrorist groups. In a communiqué issued at the end of the 48th Ordinary Session of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government in Abuja, Nigeria last Thursday, the regional bloc directed member states […]

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Inside Friendship Hotel where Dimka was arrested

By Uchenna Inya Much may not have been heard about where Lt. Col Suka Dimka was spotted and arrested. Dimka who played major role in the February 13, 1976 abortive military coup against the government of General Murtala Mohammed fell in love with a place called Ehugbo in Afikpo Town, Afikpo North local government area of Ebonyi State because of […]

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