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Uganda has beautiful sceneries and dense tropical rainforests-some of the few in Africa, which are a home to roughly half of the world’s mountain gorillas.

Uganda Gifted by Nature : a perfest Safari destination

Uganda once called "the pearl of Africa" has recently been rebranded to "Uganda gifted by nature" The word " Gifted " in the brand tagline reflects Uganda's extraordinary natural richness and cultural diversity, as well as the talents and abilities of the people - all bestowed as a gift to the world. " Nature " is seen as the giver of Uganda 's uniqueness- dependent on human protection to preserve its uniqueness for future generations.

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Angola:Hotels and Tourist Infrastructures Increase in Cuanza Sul

[ANGOP] Sumbe -The number of hotels and tourist infrastructures in central Cuanza Sul have being increasing during the last years thanks to investments made in this sector, said on Thursday the local governor, Eusébio de Brito Teixeira. (AllAfrica)

Tunisia:Tourist Receipts Up 46.1 Percent in First Half of Year (Prime Ministry)

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Tourism receipts reached 1293 million dinars (MD) during the first half of 2018, up 46.1% compared to the same period of 2017, a first since 2014, according to data released Thursday, by the Prime Ministry. (AllAfrica)

Egypt:Tourism Min. Heads to Monaco for Egyptian Artifacts Exhibition

[Egypt Online] Friday 06 July 2018 - 09:56 AM (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Govt Keen to Reward Talent, Hard Work - Mnangagwa

[The Herald] President Mnangagwa says his administration will reward talent and innovation in its drive to transform Zimbabwe into a middle-income economy by 2030 following the launch yesterday of Empower Bank. The bank, with seed money of US$12,5 million, is aimed at capacitating young entrepreneurs with loans to start business projects. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Digital Taxi Services Paralyzed, Strike Enters 4th Day

[VOA] Drivers of Kenya's digital taxis shut down operations Monday in protest of what they term as exploitative corporate practices. They say the firms are charging low rates to their clients, yet imposing high commissions on the drivers, leading them to work longer hours with little pay. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Kenya Set for More China Tourists, Says Moody's

[Nation] Kenya is among 10 African countries likely to benefit most from increased number of tourists from China, rating agency Moody's has said. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Nigeria Imported Fish Worth $170M From Iceland, Russia, Norway in 2017

[This Day] Nigeria imported fish worth $71 million, $56 million and $43 million from Iceland, Russia and Norway respectively in 2017. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles:5 Reasons You Should Make Seychelles Your Late Summer Getaway

[Seychelles News Agency] Late to plan your summer vacation? Looking for a stable, beautiful country that is also easily accessible? Then Seychelles is one to be considered. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Tourism Minister Orders Suspension of Forest Reserve Manager in Sumbawanga

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Dr Hamisi Kigwangalla, has ordered the suspension of the manager of Uwanda Forest Reserve in Sumbawanga District,Rukwa Region, Mr Mark Chuwa, over failure to remove at least 12,000 heads of cattle from the forest. (AllAfrica)

Namibia:Tourism Board Human Resources Boss Jumps Before Being Pushed

[New Era] Windhoek -The Namibia Tourism Board (NTB)'s head of human resources Benedict Nakuta this week tendered his resignation amidst a looming disciplinary action related to payment of staff salaries. (AllAfrica)

Namibia:Tourism Board Loses Confidence in CEO

[New Era] Windhoek -Namibia Tourism Board (NTB) employees on Tuesday expressed a vote of no confidence in the company CEO Digu //Naobeb. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Tourism Must Wake Up, Be Competitive

[The Herald] The Zimbabwe tourism sector has been caught unawares. While many stakeholders in the industry during the old dispensation spent time lamenting the effects of the illegal sanctions on their businesses, very few thought of expanding or renovating their infrastructure in anticipation of a boom in business in the sector. (AllAfrica)

Botswana:'Diversity in Tourism Vital'

[Botswana Daily News] Sua Town -It is essential to diversify Botswana's tourism product if the country is to benefit from its resources in a sustainable way. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Fela Kuti - Nigerians Wants Govt to Brand Legend to Boost Tourism

[Vanguard] Some Nigerians on Twitter have called on the Federal Government to properly brand Fela Anikulapo-Kuti's story and legacy in order to increase tourists influx in the country. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:African Sun Appoints New Chairman

[The Herald] Harare -Hospitality group, African Sun Limited, has appointed Mr Alex Makamure as the new board chairman with effect from June 29, 2018. Mr Makumure takes over the reign of the board from Herbert Nkala, who stepped down on June 28. Prior his ascendency to board chair, Mr Makamure served as the finance and audit committee chair. (AllAfrica)

Central African Republic:Looking for a Ride in One of the World's Most Fragile Nations? Try Facebook.

[African Arguments] Meet the man trying to recreate Uber in CAR's capital of Bangui. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Real Action Needed to Upgrade Tourism

[The Herald] Those in the tourism sector say the new political dispensation has set the tourism industry on a growth trajectory as witnessed by the increased tourist arrivals in the country since the beginning of the year. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:The Side of Wajir You Don't See

[Nation] The airport was the first surprise. When we boarded the small aircraft at Wilson Airport for Wajir in northern Kenya, the image I had of my destination was probably hardly any different from the one constructed by many Kenyans. (AllAfrica)

Sudan:U.S. Embassy Issues Travel Warning

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The US Embassy in Khartoum has issued an alert to its citizens concerning an increased risk of terrorist and criminal attacks in Sudan's troubled Darfur region, Blue Nile state, and South Kordofan. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:U.S. Govt Issues Travel Warning, Citing Crime and Civil Unrest

[New Zimbabwe] WITH three weeks to go to elections, tensions rising in the wake of a deadly bomb blast in Bulawayo, the US government this week issued a travel alert on Zimbabwe. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Nigeria, France Sign U.S.$475 Million Agreement On Projects

[This Day] Nigeria and France Tuesday signed an agreement for the implementation of different projects valued at $475 million in Lagos, Kano and Ogun States. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Four Choice Places to Visit in Kaduna, Nigeria

[Guardian] Kaduna, located in the Northern part of Nigeria, boasts of visitors that come in troops to get in tune with nature and wildfire. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Promote Cultural Values for Tourism, Kabaka Tells Government

[Monitor] Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi has asked the government to prioritise research on cultural values as a way of promoting tourism. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Cross Border Tourism Campaign Launched

[Monitor] Kabale -The Hashers, a cross border community association, has launched a new campaign aimed at promoting tourism and trade. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Minister Launches Southern Circuit Tourism Exhibitions

[Citizen] Songwe -The minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Dr Hamis Kigwangala, has officially launched the third edition of the Southern Circuit Tourism Exhibitions 2018, which targets promotion of tourism in the Southern Highlands Zone. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Tourism Supports 21 Million Jobs in Africa

[African Union] AU Commissioner for Infrastructure, Energy and Tourism: Tourism supports 21 million jobs in Africa (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Tourism Closes Youth Month Activities With Graduation Ceremony

[Govt of SA] Tourism culminated its Youth Month activities with a graduation ceremony to honour 144 learners from the Gauteng and North West Provinces who successfully completed the Department's National Food Safety and Quality Assurers Youth Training Programme. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:North West Tourism On Training More Youth in Tourist Guiding

[Govt of SA] More young people to receive training in tourist guiding. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles:Blue Safari Seychelles Invites Visitors to Explore Remote Atolls With Conservation in Mind

[Seychelles News Agency] A new concept in Seychelles, an island nation known for its postcard-perfect topaz blue water and pearlescent sand, is giving enthusiasts the opportunity to discover the marine life of some islands in the archipelago. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Strategies Afoot to Boost Southern Zone Tourism

[Daily News] The Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Dr Hamis Kigwangala, has officially launched the third 2018 Southern Highlands Tourism Fair aimed at encouraging tourism in the Southern Highlands zone. (AllAfrica)

Africa:6th Hotel Show Africa Kicks Off

[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA- The 6th Hotel Show Africa meant to link domestic and global travel market players and hotel operators launched here yesterday. (AllAfrica)

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