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Legal battle looms large as Lamu curfew extended

Legal battle looms large as Lamu curfew extended

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, Ph.D., eTN Africa Correspondent

The stage appears set for a major legal showdown between the Law Society of Kenya, representing the people and businesses of Lamu town, and Kenya’s top cop David Kimaiyo, after the curfew for ...

Precision Air retains IOSA certification

Precision Air retains IOSA certification

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, Ph.D., eTN Africa Correspondent

Precision Air, a private airline quoted on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange, has just completed the auditing process to retain the coveted IOSA Certification, IATA’s seal of quality for ...

Rwanda seeks investors for lucrative projects worth $23 billion

Rwanda seeks investors for lucrative projects worth $23 billion

KIGALI, Rwanda - Rwanda is seeking international investors to tap into 15 bankable projects worth $22.93 billion to boost its economy.

Travel booking website partners with UNICEF on child protection

Travel booking website partners with UNICEF on child protection

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, Ph.D., eTN Africa Correspondent

A partnership has been announced between UNICEF and Africa’s leading Internet booking portal to raise funds to advance child protection.

Seychelles Festival Kreol detailed on radio

Seychelles Festival Kreol detailed on radio

As the end of October approaches only one thing comes to the minds of the Creole population, and this is the Festival Kreol in Seychelles, as this unique festival is about to be in full bloom once ...

Seychelles joins in the colorful Diwali celebrations

Indians, Seychellois and tourists celebrate Seychelles joins in the colorful Diwali celebrations

A large crowd of Indians and Seychellois alike gathered at the Seychelles swimming pool complex at Roche Caiman last Saturday evening for the annual Diwali, the Festival of Light.

Vanilla Islands: Countdown to Festival Kreol of Seychelles

Vanilla Islands: Countdown to Festival Kreol of Seychelles

Victoria, capital of the Creole world and the island of Mahé, which was equipped with an institute insuring the promotion of this warm islander identity, welcomes the 29th Festival Kreol ...

Tanzania environmentalists concerned about impact on tourism

Tanzania environmentalists concerned about impact on tourism

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, Ph.D., eTN Africa Correspondent

Environmentalists concerned over the destructive impact on the core tourism area of the Selous Game Reserve by plans to build a dam and hydroelectric power plant by the Rufiji (River) Basin ...

SA Airways taking North America Showcase to South Africa

SA Airways taking North America Showcase to South Africa

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL and JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - South African Airways (SAA), Africa's most awarded airline, and South Africa-based event specialist On Show Solutions, have introduced a new ...

Pretoria Diplomatic Fair to celebrate 20 years of democracy

Pretoria Diplomatic Fair to celebrate 20 years of democracy

PRETORIA, South Africa - The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), in partnership with the City of Tshwane, will host the annual Diplomatic Fair at the Union Buildings in ...

Stars of Sandstone set for another world-class festival in 2015

Stars of Sandstone set for another world-class festival in 2015

The annual Stars of Sandstone Steam Heritage Festival is taking place from 2-12 April 2015.

International tourism forum opens in Gambia

International tourism forum opens in Gambia

The International Tourism Investment Forum which brought together local and international stakeholders in the country's tourism industry opened yesterday at the Kairaba Beach Hotel.

Ebola-free Nigeria ready to host AKWAABA African Travel Market

Ebola-free Nigeria ready to host AKWAABA African Travel Market

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, Ph.D., eTN Africa Correspondent

Organizers of the annual AKWAABA African Travel Market, West Africa’s most important tourism trade show, will no doubt have had a combined breath of relief when Nigeria was yesterday declared ...

Growing segment of tourists want to travel classic train routes

Growing segment of tourists want to travel classic train routes Growing segment of tourists want to travel classic train routes

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, Ph.D., eTN Africa Correspondent

Tourism stakeholders have been waiting for periodic, if not regular, special trains which can be marketed to a growing international segment of tourists wanting to travel the classic train routes ...

The Diagonale Des Fous on Reunion Island concludes the 2014 Ultra Trail World Tour

activity is a major tourism segment for the island The Diagonale Des Fous on Reunion Island concludes the 2014 Ultra Trail World Tour

In two days, from October 23-25, the annual Ultra Trail World Tour will come to a conclusion when the final race of the season will take place on the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion.

Tourists and locals countdown to Festival Kreol in Seychelles

Tourists and locals countdown to Festival Kreol in Seychelles

Only four days left before Seychelles welcomes its 29th edition of the annual Festival Kreol, whereby it celebrates the Creole culture, traditions and history, the Creole people, the Creole ...

Avianca and Etihad Airways Cargo cooperaion

Avianca and Etihad Airways Cargo cooperaion

Etihad Cargo, the freighter division of Etihad Airways based in Abu Dhabi, will partner with Avianca Cargo, the cargo division of leading Latin American carrier Avianca, based in Colombia, through ...

Culinary battle in Kampala

Fight for the foodie travelers Culinary battle in Kampala

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, Ph.D., eTN Africa Correspondent

A culinary “battle” between Kampala’s leading hotels have certainly improved the options of eating out in Uganda’s capital city, and regular theme nights are now attracting renewed ...

Kenya Airways now operates the youngest fleet in Africa

Kenya Airways now operates the youngest fleet in Africa

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

Kenya Airways yesterday reached a new milestone, when a brand new B737-8HX Sky Interior arrived at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the late afternoon.

UB40 performs at Seychelles’ newest hotel on Eden Island

UB40 performs at Seychelles’ newest hotel on Eden Island

UB40 thrilled local Seychellois, VIP guests, celebrities, and international media at a once-off gig for the grand opening of Seychelles’ newest hotel.

UN: Erasing infrastructure deficit key to Africa's growth, development

UN: Erasing infrastructure deficit key to Africa's growth, development

NEW YORK, NY - Africa's continued progress on growth and development targets will hinge on concerted efforts – from partnerships inside and outside the continent – to enhance infrastructure, a ...

Kenya hotels: Stop killing our reef and diving grounds

Kenya hotels: Stop killing our reef and diving grounds

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

Diani based hotels, resorts and ocean sport operators in Kenya are up in arms when a Panama registered dredger, bearing the name of ‘Si Hang Cai Sha 1’ turned up at the reef off the award ...

Death penalty: Seychelles founding president plea to Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi

Death penalty: Seychelles founding president plea to Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi

The death penalty is a controversial subject in many countries, including the Republic of the Seychelles.

Air Tanzania: Lack of forward planning

Air Tanzania: Lack of forward planning

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

Reactions came in fast and furious after Air Tanzania on Friday announced the suspension of four domestic routes after one of the airline’s aircraft had to leave for heavy maintenance.

More benefits for citizens of Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda

More benefits for citizens of Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

The countries currently include Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda.

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