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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: Ghana Wins Two ICAO Awards

[Ghanaian Times] Ghana has won two prestigious awards at the ongoing 40th International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Assembly in Montreal, Canada. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: GTA Sensitises Food, Beverage Vendors On Safety

[Ghanaian Times] Ho -The Ghana Tourism Authority, on Tuesday organised a day's sensitisation programme on food and hygiene for the informal food and beverage sectors in Ho. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: World Tourism Day Marked in Takoradi

[Ghanaian Times] This year's World Tourism Day was marked on Wednesday in Takoradi in the Western Region on the theme, "Tourism and Jobs: A Better Future for All." (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Aligbe Commends Govt's Plan to Concession Airports

[This Day] Industry consultant and CEO of Belujane Konsult, Chris Aligbe has commended the plan by the federal government to concession major airports in the country. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Namibia Introduces Visas On Arrival

[Namibian] Tourists from 47 countries no longer have to apply for visas in advance before leaving their countries for tourism, visiting, or transiting through Namibia. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Countries Qualifying for Visa On Arrival to Namibia

[Namibian] The Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration has granted visitors from 47 countries permission to apply for visas on arrival to Namibia. These visitors will no longer have to apply in advance before departing their countries of origin for tourism, visiting, or transiting through Namibia. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Minister Defends Investment to Increase Tourism Diversification

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan minister of State for Economic Coordination Manuel Nunes Júnior Wednesday in Luanda acknowledged existing little diversified tourism offer and known in the main tourist markets in the country. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Visa On Arrival Pilot Project Set to Boost Tourism and Economic Growth

[Namibia Economist] The Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration this week officially launched a pilot visa on arrival for 47 countries to boost tourism and economic growth.. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane On Tourism and British Royals' Visit to SA

[Govt of SA] The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Prince Harry and Meghan) and their son Archie, arrived in South Africa today for their ten-day visit to Africa. Speaking in Cape Town last night to the more than 100 international journalists who arrived in the country over the weekend to cover the royal visit, Tourism Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, encouraged the media and other British dignitaries to maximise the opportunity to experience an incredibly diverse product offering of our beautiful country, Mzansi. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Fallen Tree Obstructs Traffic in Bwiam

[Foroyaa] Traffic in Bwiam on the South Bank halted for more than 7 hours on Monday 23rd September 2019, after a big tree fell on the highway. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: 'We Tried,' UK Tourist Says After Battle to Save SA Couple Who Drowned in Bali

[News24Wire] Bystanders did all they could to help a Despatch couple when they were whipped around in choppy waves before drowning while on holiday in Bali last Monday, one witness said. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Royal Visit a Boon for SA Tourism

[] Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has used the platform created by the royal visit as an opportunity to encourage international media to explore the diverse product offering of South Africa's tourism landscape. (AllAfrica)

North Africa: Travel Group Thomas Cook Collapses, Tourists in Africa Affected

[allAfrica] Cape Town -British global travel group Thomas Cook has collapsed, the BBC reports. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius: Thomas Cook - the Situation Closely Monitored By the Ministry of Tourism

[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Tourism as well as the Tourism Office are closely monitoring the consequences of the closure of Thomas Cook, as there will inevitably be a negative impact on both tourist arrivals and revenue. It is to be recalled that Thomas Cook, the world's largest tour operator for the past 171 years, has ceased trading with immediate effect this morning. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius: World Tourism Day 2019 - an Interactive Session for Young Mauritians for Career Prospect

[Government of Mauritius] An interactive session, in the context of World Tourism Day 2019, will be organised by the Ministry of Tourism on Friday 27 September 2019, at the Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Tower in Ebčne. The event will focus on the theme retained by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Tourism and Jobs: A better future for All. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: No-Fly Zone - Kismayo Flights to Be Banned Untill Friday

[Dalsan Radio] Transport & Civil Aviatition Minister Mohamed Oomaar to all airlines describes Kismayo as a "No flight zone" until Thursday the Inauguration Day of President Madoobe. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Flights to Kismayo Airport Suspended Ahead of Madobe's Inauguration

[Shabelle] In what could further cause tensions in Somalia, the federal government on Monday suspended all flights to Kismayo Airport, hours to Sheikh Ahmed Madobe's inauguration. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Local Currency Fall Set to Trigger Another Round of Price Increases

[263Chat] The dramatic fall of the Zimbabwean dollar which is now 20 times less than the US dollar, since the 1:1 peg was removed, is a story that has been making headlines of late, but the carnage that it is causing across board is a story that is yet to fully unfold. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Grand Strategy to Promote Southern Tourist Attractions

[Citizen] Iringa -In a bid to promote tourism in the Southern Highlands regions, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism has launched a festival dubbed 'Welcome to the Southern Highlands for Tourism and Investment.' (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Tourism Revenue Hits Shs5.8 Trillion

[Monitor] Uganda earned $1.6b (about Shs5.8 trillion) from tourism in the 2018/2019 financial year, making the sector the country's leading foreign currency earner for the fifth year in a row, a report shows. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Ghana Obtains Africa's Highest Score in Aviation safety Oversight

[Ghanaian Times] Ghana is scheduled to win two awards at this year's International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) general assembly for improved safety and security in the aviation sector. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Gambia Signs to Augment Security At Airport

[Foroyaa] On Monday September 16th, 2019 the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad, Dr. Mamadou Tangara and the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China, H.E. Ma Jianchun signed a grant document for the installation of security inspection equipment at the Banjul International Airport, at a dinner hosted by the Embassy of China. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: 20 Hotels Approved to Host Commonwealth Conference

[Monitor] The organising committee for the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) has approved 20 hotels to provide accommodation for more than 1,200 delegates. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Kismayo Faces Humanitarian Crisis Following Ban On Direct Flights

[Dalsan Radio] Jubaland now says the Federal Government of Somalia has devised a plot to frustrate the leadership of the state. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Stand Off in Mogadishu As Public Transport Drivers Stage Protest

[Dalsan Radio] Traffic in Mogadishu has come to a standstill following the early morning strike by public transport drivers protesting the exorbitant taxes by the Federal Government. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Nakuru Ready to Showcase Its Beauty on World Tourism Day

[Nation] All is set for this year's World Tourism Day celebrations in Nakuru County, with organisers putting the hiking of Menengai caldera in Bahati Constituency one of the adventures this year. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Govt Seeks More Stake for Women in Tourism

[The Herald] Tourism is one of the world's largest and fastest growing industries. It is an engine for development, contributing to economic growth, poverty reduction and community development. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Liberians to Get Schengen Visa

[New Republic] The Liberian government has been told that its citizens would be given Schengen visa in Monrovia commencing from September 16, 2019. The issuance will take place at the French Embassy in Monrovia. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Liberians to Get Schengen Visa Here

[New Dawn] The 26 member Schengen Countries under the European Union have disclosed plan to officially commence the issuance of Schengen Visa in Monrovia, beginning September 16, 2019 at the French Embassy near the Liberian Capital, Monrovia. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Excitement As Rare 'Blacker' Zebra Spotted in Kenya's Maasai Mara

[East African] A photographer at a camp in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve was in for a surprise when he came across an incredibly rare, "blacker" newly born Zebra. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Christian Pilgrimage - Commission Reduces Fare to N715,000

[Premium Times] The Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) has reviewed and reduced the cost of 2019 pilgrimage fare to the State of Israel from N750,000 to N715,000. (AllAfrica)

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