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Closing the road to Kampala Airport seen as a Uganda Tourism Challenge by some

Closing the road to Kampala Airport seen as a Uganda Tourism Challenge by some

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

The hundred US Dollars, the most expensive in the whole of East Africa and those who still come to visit they then get stuck for endless hours before they can reach their hotels in Kampala?

Rwanda conservation success: Lion Cubs for Ankagera

Rwanda conservation success: Lion Cubs for Ankagera

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

The efforts last year by African Parks, joint venture partner with the Rwanda Development Board in managing the Akagera National Park, to bring the Lion King back to Rwanda's only savannah ...

Kageye Village: Tanzania’s Unsung Tourism Nugget

Kageye Village: Tanzania’s Unsung Tourism Nugget

Raymond Ishengoma

For residents and visitors of Mwanza City, in northeast Tanzania, there may not be a place in the city and its neighborhoods which could outmatch Kageye historical village as a tourist ...

Kenia Narok County demands closure of a dozen camps in and around the Masai Mara

Kenia Narok County demands closure of a dozen camps in and around the Masai Mara

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

News are emerging from Nairobi about a directive given by the Narok County Government, as per above banner the selfstyled 'Premier Tourism & Cultural Destination' in Kenya, which demands the ...

South African Airways focus on Mauritius is also good news for tourism from Australia

South African Airways focus on Mauritius is also good news for tourism from Australia

South African Airways (SAA), a member of the Star Alliance has further strengthened its route to Mauritius to meet growing demand from international visitors.

Updates from the Rhino Charge venue

Updates from the Rhino Charge venue

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

Final preparations for the 28th edition of the Rhino Charge, Kenya’s unique off-road competition have been completed at a location in the untamed wilderness of South Western Kenya.

Fastjet Kenya Air Service Licence finally appears in Kenya Gazette

Fastjet Kenya Air Service Licence finally appears in Kenya Gazette

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

The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, often seen as a preventer rather than a promoter of broader air transport into Kenya and within Kenya, has finally gazetted the formal notice that Fastjet has ...

It's officiaL:  Miss Seychelles...another world 2016 is Christine Barbier

It's officiaL: Miss Seychelles...another world 2016 is Christine Barbier

Elegantly dressed in a beautiful blue evening gown, 24-year old Christine Barbier smiled and walked gracefully, waving to the cheering crowd at the International Conference Centre of Seychelles, ...

Sir Selwyn-Selwyn Clark Market: Serving the island's Creole Cuisine

Sir Selwyn-Selwyn Clark Market: Serving the island's Creole Cuisine

The Victoria Market situated right in the centre of the Seychelles Capital has a new operator serving Creole Cuisine to the many visitors who visit the colourful market and to Seychellois when ...

Rwanda: Forget Visas for fellow African Union Member travelers

Rwanda: Forget Visas for fellow African Union Member travelers

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

When Rwanda broke ranks with other African countries two years ago and implemented their decision to grant Visa on arrival for citizens of African Union memberstates.

Rwanda Air long haul services planned service standards

Rwanda Air long haul services planned service standards

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

When RwandAir takes delivery of the first of two Airbus A330 long haul aircraft in September this year, will a new era begin for Rwanda's national airline.

Zimbabwe Tourism in Remarkable Recovery

Zimbabwe Tourism in Remarkable Recovery

H.E. Dr Walter Mzembi, Minister of Tourism Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's tourism is now leading in sectoral growth with 11 percent contribution to Gross Domestic Product, displaying remarkable recovery, says Dr Mzembi, the Minister of Tourism and Hospitality ...

Kigali prepares for first ever car free Sunday

Kigali prepares for first ever car free Sunday

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

From 07.00 am to noon tomorrow will large parts of Kigali's Central Business District and key access avenues be car free, to allow residents of Rwanda's capital to use the roads to walk, bike, ...

Could there be a new lizard species in Uganda

Could there be a new lizard species in Uganda

PROF. DR. WOLFGANG H. THOME, ETN AFRICA CORRESPONDENT

It is not only big game which visitors to Uganda can discover. Over 1.000 species of birds await to be seen, many of them endemic and some extremely rare like the ancient looking shoebill ...

Seychelles Tourism Minister: Africa must know Africa

Seychelles Tourism Minister: Africa must know Africa

Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture

Held at the International Conference Centre of Seychelles, the launch of FetAfrik 2016 was spectacular and colorful, with local artists, the African community in Seychelles, and talented dancers ...

World Health Organization: Yellow fever situation report

World Health Organization: Yellow fever situation report

GENEVA, Switzerland - A yellow fever outbreak was detected in Luanda, Angola late in December 2015.

Kenya Airways delivers planes to Turkish Airlines and Oman Air

Kenya Airways delivers planes to Turkish Airlines and Oman Air

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

Kenya Airways, clearly defying its critics with their determination to cut costs and streamline operations, has this week delivered a second of three Boeing B777-300ER to Turkish Airlines, while ...

FAA inspectors in Nairobi for Category 1 audit

FAA inspectors in Nairobi for Category 1 audit

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

An audit is underway at the moment by FAA inspectors to determine if the various construction activities and the subsequent separation of incoming and outgoing passengers, among a series of other ...

Blood ivory seized at Juba International Airport

Blood ivory seized at Juba International Airport

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

Information was received from the South Sudan capital Juba that security services at the international airport have arrested an SPLA soldier who carried 8 elephant tusks.

Tanzania premier tourism fair set to stage next weekend

Tanzania premier tourism fair set to stage next weekend

Apolinary Tairo, eTN Tanzania

KILIFAIR, Tanzania’s new generation in tourism and travel trade exhibition portfolios, is scheduled to kick-off next week in Moshi at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Tourists can witness Piton de la Fournaise spitting fire again

Tourists can witness Piton de la Fournaise spitting fire again

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

Earlier today, the Piton de la Fournaise, Reunions' active volcano, begin to shift from sleepy to active again, for the first time this year after days of increased seismic activity.

Spirit of Ubuntu comes alive at Africa Day

Spirit of Ubuntu comes alive at Africa Day

Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture

Africa Day in Seychelles is celebrated through the island's annual FetAfrik.

Uber launches quality vehicle initiative in Kenya

Uber launches quality vehicle initiative in Kenya

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

Boosting vehicle numbers as well as improving vehicle quality has seen Uber Kenya launch a new initiative which is now available for its contracted drivers.

Island treasure: Seychelles Carnival time!

Island treasure: Seychelles Carnival time!

Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture

Kasia Yoko of The Bugle Regional Lifestyle Magazine of South Africa was recently in Seychelles for the 6th edition of the islands’ Carnaval International de Victoria.

Think big, act big, deliver big: AfDB chief shares new agenda in Lusaka

Think big, act big, deliver big: AfDB chief shares new agenda in Lusaka

ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire - “Africa must think big, act big and deliver big.

Reunion: First Dreamliner for Reunion's Air Austral

Reunion: First Dreamliner for Reunion's Air Austral

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

Air Austral's first Boeing B787-8 Dreamliner is now enroute from the Boeing facility in Everett, Washington State, to Reunion Island and is expected to land in the morning at the Roland Garros ...

Pemba and Zanzibar: Two-island holidays just got easier for tourists

Pemba and Zanzibar: Two-island holidays just got easier for tourists

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

New service will not only allow Tanzanians to travel to Pemba but also opens up the island for tourists, who can now conveniently connect from the main island of Unguja, commonly referred to as ...

Kenya Airways: Those found culpable will face the consequences

Kenya Airways: Those found culpable will face the consequences

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

The Board of Kenya Airways launched a forensic audit into business practices and operations, systems and internal controls, to identify weaknesses and single out those who in the past exploited ...

Seychelles President: Happy Africa Day!

Seychelles President: Happy Africa Day!

Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Cultue

Seychelles President James Michel shared the following message on the occasion of Africa Day, May 25, 2016:

Healthy planet with healthy people: UN Environment Assembly opens in Nairobi

Healthy planet with healthy people: UN Environment Assembly opens in Nairobi

NEW YORK, NY - Hundreds of key global decision-makers are gathering in Kenya today for the second United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2 ), aiming to tackle some of the most critical issues ...

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