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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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Ghana: Sign Onto Single African Air Transport Market - African Governments Told

[Ghanaian Times] The Minister of Aviation, Mr Kofi Adda has urged African governments to sign onto the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) to ensure swift movement of passengers and goods at the ports. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Hotel Lost 4 Employees in Terror Attack, Will Remain Closed

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The management of the dusitD2 hotel has said that four of employees lost their lives while three others are admitted to hospital out of the 100 who where on duty that day. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Tourism - Liberia's Untapped Billions

[Observer] There are three strategic sectors that if our current government can invest heavily in with immediate effect we can become a middle-income country within the next two decades. Those key sectors are Education, Agriculture, and Tourism. For my interest, I am going to focus on the benefits that Liberia stands to reap if the right investments and policies are implemented in the tourism sector. I will leave the Educational & Agricultural sectors with the experts to deal with them. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Why Attackers Targeted Riverside Complex

[Nation] "DusitD2 Nairobi is a vibrant city hotel retreat where style, entertainment and art converge. Cocooned away from the city's hustle and bustle and in a secure and peaceful haven off the leafy suburb of 14 Riverside Drive, it is just minutes from the central business district and merely a stone's throwaway from the heart of Nairobi's pulsing social scene," the hotel's website says. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Kumba Iron Ore Demolishes Dingleton Hostel

[GroundUp] On Wednesday, Kumba Iron Ore demolished a hostel in the mining town of Dingleton in the Northern Cape where a handful of families have been resisting attempts to move them. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: This Woman Just Drove a 1958 Morris Minor From Scotland to Cape Town

[News24Wire] A woman from New Zealand has finally arrived in Cape Town after a gruelling journey by car from Aberdeen in Scotland to Cape Town. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Tourism And Leisure - Govt to Market Cameroon As Destination

[Cameroon Tribune] Minister Bello Bouba Maigari made the disclosure in Yaounde while receiving New Year wishes from staff of his ministry, Monday January 14, 2019. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Government Seeks to Attract 2.9m Tourists in 2019

[Monitor] Kampala -Government, will through four campaigns including Twende Uganda, Destination Uganda, Pearl of Africa Tourism and an enhanced Tulambule Drive, seek to add at least a million tourists to what was achieved in the year ending 2018. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Hyatt Regency Opens Hyatt Hotel Addis Ababa

[The Exchange] American multinational hospitality company, Hyatt Hotels Corporation has unveiled its first Hyatt branded hotel in Ethiopia as it continues to gain ground in the continent. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Tourist Facility Operators Urged to Be Innovative

[Ghanaian Times] Senchi -Tourist facility operators in the Eastern Region have been called upon to strategically position themselves to experience a significant traffic of tourists to the region this year. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Abida Mia Donates Ambulance, Launches Free Driving School in Chikwawa Nkombezi

[Nyasa Times] Aspiring Member of Parliament for Chikhwawa Nkombedzi Constituency representing the main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) for the May 21elections, Abida Mia, over the weekend donated an ambulance and another small vehicle which she said will be used for driving school purposes. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Mayor of Cambridge in the UK Dies in KZN After Scuba Dive

[News24Wire] The mayor of Cambridge in the UK has died after going into cardiac arrest following a scuba dive in Umkomaas, south of Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Tanzania Secures Its Second Airbus, Eyes International Routes

[East African] The Tanzanian national carrier's second Airbus A220-300 plane has landed. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Mission Advises Nigerian Travelers to Declare Currency Above $3000, Jewelries in Ethiopia

[Premium Times] The Embassy and Permanent Mission of Nigeria in Ethiopia has advised Nigerians traveling to the country to declare foreign currency exceeding $3000 or its equivalent and other valuable like jewelries. (AllAfrica)

Tunisia: Govt Expects 9 Million Tourists in 2019

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The objective of the tourism department is to reach 9 million foreign visitors in 2019 against more than 8 million tourists in 2018, said on Wednesday in Tunis, Minister of Tourism, René Trabelsi. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Wildlife and More At Mpala Centre

[East African] A weekend visit to the Mpala Research Centre and Wildlife Foundation turned out be an educative holiday experience. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Rwanda's Unique Message Key to Attracting Tourists

[New Times] Rwanda's unique message can give the country a competitive advantage in the tourism sector, particularly in attracting more tourists from Asia, China in particular. (AllAfrica)

Tunisia: Tunisia Among Top 50, One of Most Fascinating Tourist Destinations, for 2019, According to Newyork Times Travel Guide

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Tunisia is among the top 50 best tourist destinations to visit in 2019, according to the travel guide "", published by the American magazine, New York Times, which highlights the most fascinating destinations in the World. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Emirates Appoints New Head for Zimbabwe

[New Zimbabwe] Emirates Airline has appointed a new manager for Zimbabwe, the Dubai-based airline confirmed Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Uganda Tourism Board Gets New Leadership

[Monitor] Ms Lilly Ajarova has been appointed as the chief executive officer of the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB). (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Emirates Releases Biggest Offer Yet for Kenyan Travelers

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Emirates has released its biggest offer yet for Kenyan travelers to various destinations in Europe, Far East, America and South Asia. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Why So Few Visas Are Issued for Africans Wanting to Come to Germany

[Deutsche Welle] It's not easy for Africans to obtain a visa to visit Germany. A DW data analysis reveals that one in five applications is rejected, far more than for other parts of the world. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: C' River to Integrate Cultural Festivals Into Tourism Calendar

[Vanguard] Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River says the state will include various cultural festivals celebrated by different groups in the state in its Tourism Calendar. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Hyatt Takes Iconic Meskel Square As It Lands in Ethiopia

[The Exchange] Hyatt Regency Addis Ababa Opens as the First Hyatt Hotel in Ethiopia.The new hotel represents a market entry for Hyatt, strengthening the brand's presence in Africa (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Uber Launches Ride for Disabled, Elderly in Nairobi

[East African] Taxi-hailing firm Uber has unveiled in Nairobi its specialised cab service that helps riders with disabilities and the elderly access the city more conveniently. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Akagera Park Records 20 Per Cent Growth in Revenue

[New Times] Akagera National Park received more than 40,000 visitors and generated $2 million in park revenue last year, a 20 per cent increase compared to 2017. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: New Marketing Strategy to Promote Local Tourism

[Malawi News Agency] pic sourced from internet (AllAfrica)

Namibia: 7000 Well-Heeled Tourists Expected to Flood Walvis Bay

[Namibia Economist] The Namibian Ports Authority announced this week that come next week Tuesday, five passenger vessels are expected to berth in the port of Walvis Bay up to the end of the month. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: How Rogue Tour Guides Make Money By Diverting Tourists to Private Ranches

[Nairobi News] Foreign tourists visiting Kenya have revealed harrowing details of how they are defrauded by rogue tour guides who devalue their experiences by diverting them to private ranches instead of national parks. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles: Condé Nast Traveler Readers Name Seychelles As a Top 5 Island Destination

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles - a group of 115 islands in the western Indian Ocean - has been voted amongst the five best islands by readers of the magazine Condé Nast Traveler. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Cape Town Mayor Slams 'Agendas' After Beach Security Incident

[News24Wire] Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato has slammed political parties using the Clifton beach saga to drive a "politicised" and "racial" agenda. (AllAfrica)

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