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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: Government Reduces Country Entry Ban

[ANGOP] Luanda -Citizens from Egypt, Algeria and Nigeria are allowed to enter Angolan soil, after the Ministry of Health announced the ban because of Covid19 cases in the respective countries. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: 'No South African in China Is Infected With Coronavirus'

[News24Wire] China's ambassador to South Africa, Lin Songitan, has confirmed that none of those waiting to be repatriated are positive with coronavirus. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Experts Commend Travel Restrictions

[The Herald] The travel ban for civil servants by Government and an appeal to other Zimbabweans to minimise travel as a response to Covid-19 have received thumbs up from public health experts who further commended Government for showing commitment to combating the international outbreak. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Tourists Demand Nature-Friendly Facilities

[Monitor] In Buhoma, it is that time of the year when lodges are doing repairs on their roofs. Bicycles and boda boda (motorcycle) riders, women and youths, are a common sight as they transport heaps of banana fibre. Buhoma is a village in Bwindi, western Uganda where many lodge owners use banana fibre in roofing. They use iron sheets on the exterior and fibres beneath, which are known to be effective coolants. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Sudan - Spain Cooperation in Tourism Discussed

[SNA] Khartoum -Undersecretary of Ministry of Information and Culture Dr Garaham Abdul Gadir met in his office Thursday with Spanish Ambassador to Sudan, Mr. Alberto Ucelay and discussed ways of boosting cooperation in area of tourism. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Geraham Discusses Tourism Cooperation With Spain

[SNA] Khartoum -The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture and Information, Dr. Geraham Abdul- Gadir, met, Thursday, at his office with the Spanish ambassador to Khartoum, Mr. Alberto Ucelay, and discussed with him the enhancement of cooperation in the tourism field between the two countries. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Tourists Warned Against Carrying Large Sums of Money

[New Era] Kehemu -Tourism ministry spokesperson Rome Muyunda has cautioned tourists against carrying large sums of money, saying this makes them an attractive target for robbers. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: I Had a 'Memorable Experience' in Rwanda - PSG Legend Djorkaeff

[New Times] Paris Saint-Germain and France football legend Youri Djorkaeff has spoken highly of Rwanda and its 'warm hospitality' following his four-day visit to the country. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Coronavirus Disinformation Affecting Business, Travel Agents Say

[Nation] Local travel agents have called on the online community to stop circulating disinformation on the new coronavirus. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: As Coronavirus Ravages Global Aviation Industry

[This Day] Not even Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) nor Ebola Virus Disease, which were epochal epidemic diseases, has jolted the world the way Coronavirus is doing currently and the former with all its devastation, did not kill the number of people, which COVID-19 has already sent to their graves. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Wildlife Resorts Team Discusses Ways to Implement 2017/22 Strategic Plan

[Namibia Economist] The leadership team of the Namibia Wildlife Resorts underwent an introspection concerning progress on implementing its 2017/2022 Strategic Plan, during the period from 17 to 26 February 2020. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: GCAAWU Expresses Worry Over Encroachment of Aviation Lands

[Ghanaian Times] The members of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority Workers Union (GCAAWU) have called on the government to rescind the decision to relocate evicted judges affected by the construction of the National Cathedral to Aviation lands. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Malta Hits of Commencing Direct Flight to Ghana

[Ghanaian Times] The Republic of Malta is exploring the possibility of commencing direct flight from Malta to Ghana as part of strengthening bilateral ties between both countries. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: GTHI Ready to Train More Students On Hospitality

[The Point] As service of tourism and hospitality graduates is becoming indispensable taking into consideration the continuous demand across the country, the Director General of Tourism and Hospitality Institute (GTHI) has reassured its institution readiness to train more qualified students for the job market. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Covid-19 Outbreak Causes Decline in Tour Safari Bookings

[Daily News] MORE than 86 percent of safari tour operators are experiencing a significant decline in bookings due to fears of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: Tanzania Cultural Tourism Gets Boost From EA Organisation

[Daily News] Longido -IN an effort to spur tourism in the sprawling rural northern Tanzania, a non-profit organisation has furnished the Longido Cultural Tourism Program (LCTP) with the equipment to strengthen its efficiency. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: BA Reveals New Target to Remove Items of Single-Use Plastic From Flights

[Ghanaian Times] British Airways has set a new target to remove more than 700 tonnes of single-use plastic on board its flights this year. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: King - There Is Need for Sensitisation On New Visa Policy

[This Day] Ekpedeme King, recently retired as Comptroller of Nigeria Immigration Service, Lagos State Command. In this interview a day before he stepped out of service, stressed the importance of digital technology to the immigration service. Excerpts: (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Govt Places Tourism High On Its Agenda

[] Tourism Deputy Minister Fish Mahlalela says government places tourism high on its agenda for sustainable growth and job creation. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Mt Kilimanjaro Attracts More Adventurous Hikes

[Daily News] TIMES change and people tend to cope with the changes, and now Tanzania is experiencing yet another progress in the tourism sector as disabled groups keep coming to scale Mount Kilimanjaro. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Destroying Riverside Forests Is Bad for the Freshwater Ecosystem

[The Conversation Africa] Nigeria's population growth - at a rate of more than 2.5% a year - is indirectly driving all kinds of environmental degradation. There is an incessant demand for more space for people to live in and use. One of the consequences is the destruction of forests. Forests that are close to water, known as riparian forests, tend to be most vulnerable. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: An Insider's View - an Extra-Long Long-Distance Trip On the Shosholoza Meyl

[Daily Maverick] It is no surprise that the Shosholoza Meyl long-distance train service has been stopped in its tracks amid safety and other concerns. A recent trip from Joburg to Cape Town that should have taken 26 hours ended up being a stop-start 35-hour trip, while at the same time revealing some of the decay within the services operated by the Passenger Rail Agency of SA. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Online Passport Applications Begins March 1

[Ghanaian Times] Effective March 1, 2020, all passport applications in the country are to be done only online, following the phasing out of the manual application platform. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: COVID-19 - FAAN Deploys More Thermal Cameras to Lagos Airport

[Vanguard] The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, yesterday disclosed that more thermal screeners have been deployed at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos for the intensive and thorough screening of all arriving passengers. The authority also said that all forms for arriving passengers to declare their health status and where they boarded the flight are correctly filled. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Tourism Players in Kilifi Say Coronavirus Hurting Bookings

[Nation] Tourism players in Kilifi have expressed fears of losing businesses in the coming weeks following the worldwide spread of the deadly coronavirus (Covid-19) that caused a loss of lives since it was first reported in China. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: NCAA Harmonises Coronavirus Preventive Measures At Nigerian Airports

[Premium Times] Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) is working with all stakeholders to harmonise preventive measures taken against the coronavirus at the country's airports. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: SA's Heritage At Risk - Museums Across the Country Face Ongoing Challenges

[Daily Maverick] The grievances raised by Iziko Museum of South Africa staff members in Cape Town during a protest action in February 2020 are not unique. Lack of funding, understaffing and tensions between management and employees are prevalent at other heritage museums around the country. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: 'Unprecedented' Military Evacuation of 151 South Africans From Wuhan to Take Place Within Days

[Daily Maverick] The South African government will launch an unprecedented and major military-style operation to safely evacuate at least 151 South Africans who have been stranded in Wuhan, the Chinese city at the epicentre of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), which may become a global pandemic. The number of those seeking evacuation is rising rapidly. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: It's Time to Take Tourism Seriously

[Daily Maverick] Within the apparent 'darkness' that is the South African economy today, there is one glimmer of light which, if the barriers to its growth were addressed and removed could provide the vital spark to the regeneration of the South African economy and could do so on a sustainable basis. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: NCAA Harmonises Covid-19 Preventive Measures At Airports

[This Day] The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has announced that it would harmonise all preventive measures deployed by port health and other members of the medical teams at the airports in the country. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenya Urged to Take Advantage of Its Health Assets in Medical Tourism

[The Exchange] Kenya needs to take advantage of its existing assets it the medical sector to attract other nationals seeking specialised treatment services abroad, experts have urged. (AllAfrica)

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