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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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Somalia: At Least 7 Killed in Kismayo Hotel Suicide Bomb Attack

[Dalsan Radio] At least seven people have been killed in a suicide bomb and gun attack claimed by al-Shabaab militants on a hotel in southern Somalia, a security official said. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: Uganda Grapples With Tourism vs Electricity

[Deutsche Welle] Plans to build another hydropower dam on the shores of Lake Albert in Murchison Falls National Park have angered many Ugandans who rely on the country's burgeoning tourism industry. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Ethiopia Airlines Plan to Establish Domestic Carrier in Nigeria

[This Day] Ethiopia Airlines has indicated that it plans to establish a domestic carrier in Nigeria as part of its strategies to spread its tentacles in Africa. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Finance Minister Ncube Promises to Reduce Tax Burden

[Zimbabwe Independent] Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube has promised relief on some taxes ahead of his interim budget on July 31, 2019, as a mid-term fiscal review statement measure to cushion people against the continuous erosion of disposable incomes, it has emerged. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Ivory Trade a Possibility - Mupfumira

[Zimbabwe Independent] Tourism minister Prisca Mupfumira is upbeat that Zimbabwe's proposal for the lifting on the ban of ivory trade will pass during this year's Conference of the Parties (Cop) 18 slated for Geneva, Switzerland, in August. (AllAfrica)

Senegal: Uber Considers Expanding into Dakar

[VOA] Ride-hailing app Uber is considering expanding its services to Senegal's capital. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: New Aviation Laws Aim to Make Air Travel Safer

[The Conversation Africa] Ghana recently spent $275 million expanding and modernising Kotoka International Airport located in the capital city, Accra. This is part of its plan to attract eight million tourists annually by 2027. A significant increase from the 1.2 million people who visited the country in 2015. Given that most of these tourists will arrive in the country by air, attracting them partly depends on Ghana's ability to create and maintain a safe air transport sector. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Second National Youth Agribusiness, Tourism Expo Launched

[Foroyaa] The National Youth Chamber of Commerce (NYCC) and partners on Tuesday July 9th 2019, launched a project called "National Youth Agribusiness and Expo at a ceremony held at the NYCC's head office at Churchill's town. The project aims to promote youth agribusiness and the tourism sector through the creation of market linkages and networking. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: How Predators Trick Young Girls Into Fake Marriages in Nairobi

[Nairobi News] Some time in 2018, a young girl of Somali origin shared her story of a sham marriage to a sex tourist from the west. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Kruger Gate Closed Owing to Protests - Sanparks

[News24Wire] Guests travelling to and from the Kruger National Park (KNP) were advised that the Kruger Gate was inaccessible due to protests on Wednesday, South Africa National Parks (SANParks) said in a statement. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: UK Assures Ghana of Support to Expand Aviation Sector

[Ghanaian Times] The United Kingdom (UK) High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr Lain Walker, has assured Ghana of continuous support from the UK Export Finance to expand its aviation sector. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: 750 Acres Set Aside for Conservation of Endangered Mountain Bongo

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife will set aside over 750 acres of land within Mount Kenya forest for the conservation of the critically endangered Mountain Bongo. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: ZTA Advances Township Tourism

[The Herald] Kumbirai Tarusarira and Michael Tome (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Passport Situation Needs Urgent Redress

[The Herald] Since the beginning of the year, the passport office has been dogged by several challenges, chief among them the shortage of printing paper, forcing it to scale down on operations. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: SAA Signs Codeshare Agreement With Brazilian Airline

[] South African Airways (SAA) has signed codeshare and frequent flyer agreements with Brazilian airline Gol - Linhas Aéreas (GOL), which came into effect on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Kruger Park Guides to Appear in Court After Rhino Horns Disappear From Carcass

[News24Wire] Two Kruger National Park staff members are expected back in the Skukuza Magistrate's Court in August in connection with the theft of rhino horns. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Wild Horses Should Benefit Local Community

[New Era] Concerns has been raised during a recent stakeholder meeting that income derived wild horses as a tourist attraction in the far south of the //Kharas Region does not optimally benefit the surrounding communities. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Why a Visit to Ssese Islands Is Worth Every Coin

[East African] The Ssese islands in Lake Victoria, located in the northwestern part of Uganda's waters fits the bill for calm, quiet, fresh air and stunning views. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Tourism Sector Has to Be Transformed - Mahumapelo

[News24Wire] Fresh from his election as chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism, Supra Mahumapelo has set the transformation of this sector as one of his priorities. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius: Air Mauritius Returns to Seychelles, Increasing Regional Trade, Tourism and Airline Competition

[Seychelles News Agency] Air Mauritius returned to Seychelles on Tuesday after a 14-year absence, touching down at 11.10 a.m. local time to become the 15th airline to connect the island nation to the rest of the world. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: 'Brace for the Worst As Zim Dollar Returns'

[263Chat] A local economist, Victor Bhoroma has urged Zimbabweans to brace for the worst following a recent move by government to re-introduce the local currency while outlawing the multi-currency regime. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: The Day ED Took Animal Rights Groups to 'Tusk'

[The Herald] Consumptive tourism which includes wildlife trophy hunting and hunting for meat contributes 90 percent of the tourism revenue that Southern Africa generates annually, said an Oxford University-trained Associate Professor of Ecology and Economics, Dr Brian Child, speaking at the Africa Wildlife Economy Summit. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: British Airways Rolls Out Phase Two of World Traveller Plus Investment

[Ghanaian Times] British Airways is rolling out the next phase of its investment in its premium economy, World Traveller Plus cabin, by introducing a range of new amenities for customers. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: First Gulf Air Flight Arrives Khartoum Airport

[SNA] Khartoum -The Gulf Air began its flights to Khartoum International Airport, where its first flight arrived at the airport on Sunday night. This was announced in a statement to SUNA by the Official Spokesman of the Khartoum International Airport Company Mohamed Al-Mahdi Nasr, revealing the resumption of a number of airlines flights to Khartoum in the coming days, following a suspension in the past period. Nasr pointed to the resumption of the Emirates flights on the July 9th and Etihad Airways on the July 14th, point (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Qatar Airways Makes First Direct Flight to Mogadishu

[Dalsan Radio] Qatar Airways has for the first time had a direct flight in to Mogadishu. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: January Protests Haunt African Sun

[Zimbabwe Standard] Hospitality group African Sun Limited says occupancy levels decreased by 10 percentage points from 53% recorded last year to 43% in the five months ended May 2019, due to violent protests that occurred in mid-January. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: WIBAT Launched in Accra to Promote Entreprenuership

[Ghanaian Times] The Women in Business and Tourism, Ghana (WIBAT), with the aim of building strong business skills, leadership and entrepreneurship capabilities among women in tourism sector was launched in Accra on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Rwanda Starts Issuing East Africa E-Passport

[Ghanaian Times] Rwanda has begun issuing the East Africa e-passport in line with the country's commitment to promote regional integration as envisioned by East African Community (EAC) partner states, an immigration official announced Friday. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: The Search for Miss Tourism Is On

[Observer] The ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities in conjunction with the Uganda Tourism Board have launched the sixth edition of the Miss Tourism beauty pageant. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Moyale Town - From Trouble Hot Spot to a Robust Trading Hub

[Nation] After lean economic times caused by ethnic clashes in the early 2000s, coupled with banditry and frequent cycles of drought, Moyale town in Marsabit is readying itself for better times. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Country Wins Two Tourism Awards

[The Herald] Zimbabwe, which currently has a high-powered 28-member delegation of exhibitors at the ongoing International Tourism Bourse (ITB) in Berlin, Germany, has won two prestigious awards from the Pacific Travel Writers' Association Awards (PATWA). (AllAfrica)

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