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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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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)

Ethiopia: Israel Halts Students' Trip to Ethiopia

[Reporter] The State of Israel has put a break on a popular student trip to Ethiopia citing "possible threats," to the safety of its citizens. (AllAfrica)

Africa: U.S. Stops Issuance of Visa for Childbirth

[This Day] The United States Thursday said it would no longer issue visas to foreigners who want to give birth in the country. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: FAAN, NCC Move Against Copyright Piracy

[This Day] The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) have agreed to work together for the development and implementation of a national anti-piracy strategy to address the sale of pirated books, films, music and other copyright infringing materials in and around the nation's local and international airports. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Rwanda Considers Waiving Visa Fees for African and Commonwealth Visitors

[This is Africa] Rwanda is considering scrapping visa fees for citizens of African Union member states, Commonwealth, and La Francophonie member countries. President Paul Kagame made the announcement, which has be widely applauded. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: NDLEA Arrests 110 Suspected Drug Traffickers At Lagos Airport

[Vanguard] The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Command, Lagos, said it arrested 101 suspected drug traffickers in 2019. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: U.S. Moves to Stop 'Birth Tourism'

[Vanguard] The U.S. Department of State has introduced new regulations to stop "birth tourism", the practice of giving birth in the country to obtain American citizenship for a child. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles: Seychellois Travelling to Europe Will Pay $ 8 Under New Visa Waiver Programme

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychellois citizens travelling to Europe's Schengen area for business or tourism purposes will, by the end of 2021, have to pay $8 (SCR106) per adult under a new visa waiver programme. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Nyanga Still Has Enough Room for Tourists

[The Herald] Nyanga, one of the country's major tourist destinations, is still capable to host tourists despite the decision by the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) to close Rhodes Camp Nyanga for renovations. (AllAfrica)

Mauritius: The Mauritius Revenue Authority to Acquire Additional X-Ray Scanners Soon

[Government of Mauritius] The Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) has invited bids for the acquisition of X-Ray Body Scanners and X-Ray Luggage Scanners with the objective to enhance the detection of passengers suspected of corporal concealment. These scanners will also further enhance border security and customs control for passengers and staff exiting the airport terminal as well as for the security and safety of the population at large. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: UK to Abolish Travel Advisories to Kenya - State House

[Nairobi News] Britain has promised to abolish travel advisories that it has been imposing on Kenya over the years, State House has said. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 'Why Nigerian Airports Are Unviable'

[This Day] The Chief Operating Officer of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, has said the reason why Nigerian airports are not generating enough funds that can be used for their maintenance is because they are not commercially viable. (AllAfrica)

Senegal: Akon Finalises Agreement to Develop 'Akon City'

[This is Africa] Senegalese musician and entrepreneur Akon signed an agreement to have his own city with the aim of also promoting tourism in Senegal. Akon City will make use of the cryptocurrency Akoin. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Support Golf, Golfers to Boost Tourism

[Daily News] AFRICA and East Africa's top golfer, Madina Iddi needs material and financial supports to enable her ambition to play in the International class Women Golf Championship in South Africa next month. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: U.S. Travel Restrictions - We Won't React to Speculation - Presidency

[Vanguard] The Presidency, Wednesday, said that it has read the news of Nigeria being among the countries in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe being considered for travel restrictions by the United States of America, but will not react to the speculation yet. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: FAAN Gives Travel Advisory Over Corona Virus

[This Day] The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has called on Nigerians and others travelling through the the country to comply with measures issued by concerned bodies to ensure that the new virus, Coronavirus is prevented from spreading into Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: NGOs Form the Backbone of Conservation in South Africa

[Endangered Wildlife Trust] Conservation NGOs working to protect biodiversity in South Africa contribute significantly to the persistence of numerous species and habits and the life-giving services that they provide, as indicated in a new report just launched. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Dar in Dark Over U.S. Travel Ban

[Daily News] THE government has yet to receive any official communication regarding a new travel ban reportedly imposed by the US to seven countries including Tanzania. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: SAA Business Rescue Adds to SA Express Financial Woes - Court Papers

[News24Wire] The fact that national carrier SAA has been placed in business rescue is risking the viability of another state-owned airline, SA Express, according to court documents filed last week. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Tourism Sector Has Significant Potential for Further Growth

[Namibia Economist] The country's official foreign arrival and tourist figures released recently, reveal that foreign arrivals increased by a significant 3.2% from 2017 to 2018, and the number of bona fide tourists increased by 3.9% for the same period. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Akagera Park Records 25 Percent Revenue Growth

[New Times] Akagera National Park received more than 49,000 visitors and generated $2.5 million in park revenue last year (2019), a 25 per cent increase compared to 2018. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Britain Summit Woos Africa With Visa Overhaul, But Many Leaders Absent

[VOA] Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Britain will put "people before passports" as he pledged a fairer migration system at an investment summit for African leaders in London Monday. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Rwanda to Scrap Visa Fees for Over 90 Countries

[New Times] Rwanda is considering scrapping visa fees for citizens of the Commonwealth, as well as the African Union and La Francophonie member countries, President Paul Kagame has announced. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Zanzibar Targets All Weather Tourism to Boost Earnings

[Daily News] ZANZIBAR Commission for Tourism (ZCT) is embarking on all-weather tourism at the expense of seasonal sightseeing to boost foreign earnings and market the country internationally. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Tourist Arrivals in Namibia Increase in 2018

[Namibian] THE number of tourist arrivals in the country increased by 3,9% in 2018, environment and tourism minister Pohamba Shifeta said yesterday when he launched the 2018 Tourism Statistics Report. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Kintampo Waterfalls Attracts More Tourists

[Ghanaian Times] Sunyani -The refurbished Kintampo waterfalls in the Bono East Region attracted more than 23,806 visitors last year, with majority of the number been foreign tourists. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Uganda, Tanzania Still Major Tourist Markets for Kenya

[East African] Uganda and Tanzania continue to be major tourist sources for Kenya after the USA according to the Tourism Sector Performance Report 2019. The country received 245,437 tourists from America last year, the highest from one country, while Uganda and Tanzania were second and third with 223,010 and 193,740 respectively. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Ministry of Finance Agrees On Proposal to Supply Sudan Airways With Eight New Planes

[SNA] Khartoum -The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning has approved a proposal presented by Airbus, the plane manufacturer, to supply the national carrier Sudanair with (8) new planes. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Finance Ministry Approves Proposal On Supplying Sudan-Air With Eight New Airplanes

[SNA] Khartoum -The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning has approved a proposal submitted by Airbus, the aircraft manufacturer, to supply the national carrier Sudan-Air with (8) new aircraft. The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Prof. Ibrahim Al-Badawi affirmed the state's commitment to support the national carrier and provide its development obligations as a priority for the government. The Minister pledged, during his meeting with the delegation of Airbus Company at the premises of the Ministry on Tuesda (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Step Up Tourism Game for New Visitors, MT Kenya Told

[East African] Tourism sector players in Mount Kenya region in central Kenya have been urged to upgrade facilities to attract and accommodate a larger number of tourists expected following the listing of Africa's second tallest mountain as among the top 52 places to visit in 2020 by the New York Times. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Abuja Art Week Debuts to Boost Culture, Tourism

[This Day] Abuja -Art lovers were treated to the best of art technology and music as the maiden edition of Abuja Art Week held recently in Abuja. The event brought together a selected group of galleries, organisations, artists and events all under one umbrella to network and socialise in an art environment. (AllAfrica)

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