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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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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)

Africa: Zimbabwe Named Among Continent's Finest Safaris

[The Herald] Africa's largest online market place for safari holidays on the African continent, SafariBookings, has named Zimbabwe among the continent's finest safari destinations for the year 2019. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Opoku Prempeh Cuts sod for Construction of multipurpose Twin Tower and 2 Hotels for Upsa

[Ghanaian Times] The Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh has performed a sod cutting for the construction of a 10-floor multipurpose twin tower and two student hotels for the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA). (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Ghana, Benin Sign Bilateral Air services Agreement

[Ghanaian Times] Ghana has signed a bilateral air services agreement with Benin to enable air transport services between the two countries. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Arusha City Enjoys Rare Hotel Boom

[Citizen] Arusha -Hotels and lodges in Arusha Region are cashing in on a rare boom in business not seen for years - thanks to dozens of high-profile scheduled conferences. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Miss Tourism Finals Scheduled for Nyanga

[The Herald] This year's Miss Tourism Zimbabwe final is slated for December 14 at Montclair Hotel and Casino in Juliasdale, Nyanga, as the pageant broadens its reach. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Controller of Budget Nominee Nyakang'o Blames the Treasury for Huge Debts

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Controller of Budget nominee Margaret Nyakang'o has attributed the swelling public debt to failure by the National Treasury to rely on revenue projections produced by government agencies such as the Kenya Revenue Authority. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Govt Needs to Do More to Attract Chinese Tourists - Envoy

[New Zimbabwe] THE Chinese government has bemoaned the low number of its nationals who travel to Zimbabwe as tourists with relations between the two countries continuing to grow. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Back With Fond Memories of Entebbe

[Ghanaian Times] Entebbe is a popular municipality in Uganda in the East Africa. It derives its name from the Luganda(a major language in Uganda) word 'e ntebe' which means a seat. Legend has it that Mugula, a revered Muganda traditional chief in the early 18th century carved out for himself a seat on the rocky shore of the Lake Victoria in Uganda, where he used to administer justice. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Low-Cost Kenya Carrier Delays Flights to Mogadishu Over Failure to Get Clearance From Somalia Authorities

[Dalsan Radio] Low-cost Kenya carrier failed to take off for Mogadishu on Sunday due to a delay in securing all the necessary authorisation for the Somalia route. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Uncertainty Surrounds National Carrier Project

[This Day] There are no indications that anything is being done by the federal government to actualise the national carrier project since the federal government announced plan ro revisit the project. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Safety Strategy Billed to Boost Tourist Numbers

[] Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has noted with concern the report on the decline in the number of tourists visiting South Africa. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: The Allen Onyema Debacle

[Daily Trust] Was Allen Onyema aware that he was the subject of an FBI investigation in September when he carried out his altruistic act of airlifting stranded Nigerians from xenophobic South Africa? Did he do it in the hope of rallying support for an impending legal storm with American law? Did the federal government get hints from intelligence sharing that Onyema was under investigation? Was that the reason it kept the indicted CEO of Air Peace at arms length throughout the victim-evacuation process? (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nigeria Deposits Amendment Instrument On Law Against Unruly Behavior Onboard At ICAO

[Daily Trust] Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika on behalf of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has deposited ratification on 'Protocol to Amend the Convention on Offences and Certain Other Acts Committed on Board Aircraft, done at Montreal on 4 April 2014' also known as "The Montreal Protocol 2014." (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Minister Mamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane On Tourism Statistics Released By StatsSA

[Govt of SA] The Minister of Tourism, Mamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, noted figures released on Tourism and Migration September 2019 as released by Statistics SA. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Alleged Fraud - Air Peace Boss May Lose Over U.S.$14 Million Cash

[This Day] The Chairman of Air Peace, a private Nigerian airline, Allen Onyema could loss up to $14million in cash if convicted by a United States court where charges of fraud have been brought against him. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane Congratulates Cape Town for Being Voted Best City in the World

[Govt of SA] Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane would like congratulate Cape Town for being voted best city in the world for seven years in a row by Telegraph readers. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: NCAA Warns Pilots, Airlines On Harmattan Haze

[This Day] Few weeks to the end of the year, known for dry and dusty wind that reduces visibility, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has warned pilots and airlines to strictly abide by weather reports in order to fly safely. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles: Seychelles-Tel Aviv Direct Flight Launches Thursday - First in Region to Israel

[Seychelles News Agency] Weekly direct flights between Israel and Seychelles that begin Thursday morning will further bring the people of both countries closer, said the newly appointed Israeli ambassador. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: First Lady Challenges Women in Tourism to Rise and Shine

[The Herald] A quest for success this week led Zimbabwean women -- eager to grow their businesses, create employment and earn the country foreign currency -- to the inaugural Regional Congress on Women Empowerment in the Tourism Sector: Focus on Africa that ends here today. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Chinwada Is New Hospitality Association President

[The Herald] The Hospitality Association of Zimbabwe held its elective congress in Mutare over the weekend that saw the election of Mr Clive Chinwada as the new president. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Tourism Ministry Commits to the Protection of Feral Horses

[Namibia Economist] The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has released their Wild Horse Management Plan, which provides objectives and guidelines for the management of the wild horses living in the Namib Naukluft Park and the Tsau //Khaeb (Sperrgebiet) National Park. (AllAfrica)

Tunisia: Tunisia and the UK Launch Sustainable Tourism Charter in Hammamet

[PR Newswire] London -The British Embassy in Tunisia is delighted to announce a UK/Tunisia Sustainable Tourism Charter launched in Hammamet, Tunisia. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Hotel Occupancy Levels Decline

[263Chat] Mutare -Tourism and Hospitality sector has been hit by a marginal slump in hotel occupancy as a result of viability challenges linked to overall macro-economic performance, outgoing President of the Hospitality Association of Zimbabwe Innocent Manyera has said. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: First Lady Challenges Women to Grab Tourism Opportunities

[263Chat] First Lady, Auxillia Mnangagwa has challenged women not waste time but grab by the throat opportunities that are being availed in the tourism sector as well as taking front seats. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Birds Draw Tourists to Malipati

[CAJ News] Malipati -BIRD-WATCHING enthusiasts are flocking to Malipati, south of Chiredzi, 650km southeast of Harare, CAJ News Africa can reveal. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Accelerate Rehabilitation of Western Rail Line - GRWU

[Ghanaian Times] Takoradi -The Ghana Railway Workers Union (GRWU) has appealed to the government to give the revamping of the western rail line the maximum attention to relieve the pains and suffering of Ghana's premier rail services. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe to Rejoin International Congress and Convention Association

[The Herald] THE Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) intends to partner in capacity building and marketing programmes through re-joining the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) after a two-year absence. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: First Lady Decries Exclusion of Women in Tourism

[The Herald] ZIMBABWE'S Environment and Tourism patron, First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa, has voiced concern at the exclusion of women in tourism despite forming a huge base of the workforce in the sector. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa: At Least 26 Dead After Plane Crashes in Residential Area

[VOA] Emergency officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo say at least 26 people died when an airplane crashed shortly after takeoff Sunday. (AllAfrica)

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)

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