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Court rules: USD1 million or life in prison for poaching

Court rules: USD1 million or life in prison for poaching

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

A magistrate’s court in Narok, a town seen as the springboard to the Masai Mara Game Reserve with a string of conservancies around it, has handed down the toughest sentence yet on two Kenyan men ...

Wildlife friendly skies initiative to combat shipping of blood ivory

Protecting tourism revenues Wildlife friendly skies initiative to combat shipping of blood ivory

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

“Wildlife trafficking is a serious crime that not only robs our people of their heritage but also endangers our tourism revenues,” said Kenya Airways CEO Mr.

Switzerland’s top travel blogger raves about Reunion Island

Switzerland’s top travel blogger raves about Reunion Island

Swiss-based travel blogger, Solene, loves to travel and has over the last four years filed feature stories from 45 countries around the world, her latest destination having been Reunion Island, a ...

Praslin all set for Culinary and Arts Fiesta in Seychelles

Best Praslin Island tourist event Praslin all set for Culinary and Arts Fiesta in Seychelles

In a few days, Seychelles will host another one of its much-loved events - the Praslin Culinary & Arts Fiesta.

Fastjet on the expansion drive

Fastjet on the expansion drive

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

After clearing all regulatory requirements for the issue of an air operator certificate, in short AOC, for their soon-to-be-launched new operation in Zambia, Fastjet yesterday put pen to paper to ...

New highway project to end traffic jams in and out of Mombasa

New highway project to end traffic jams in and out of Mombasa

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

A new proposed six lane highway project, connecting the port city of Mombasa to the outskirts of the greater Mombasa metropolitan area in Mariakani – some 40 kilometres enroute the main highway ...

Tourism leaders to speak at ATA Congress in Nairobi

Tourism leaders to speak at ATA Congress in Nairobi

By Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania Correspondent

Prominent leaders in the tourism and travel industry from Africa will be participating and speaking at the forthcoming Africa Travel Association (ATA) World Congress to be held in the Kenyan ...

Travelstart.com CEO to present closing keynote at WYSTC

Travelstart.com CEO to present closing keynote at WYSTC

The World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation is pleased to announce Stephan Ekbergh, CEO of Travelstart.com as a closing keynote speaker for the 24th annual World Youth and ...

Hilton Worldwide announces plans for Nairobi hotel

Hilton Worldwide announces plans for Nairobi hotel

NAIROBI, Kenya - Hilton Worldwide has announced its plans to open a new Nairobi hotel, its first in the country.

Kenya Airways Seychelles Manager retires after 36 years

Kenya Airways Seychelles Manager retires after 36 years

Zakiya Vidot, the Manager of Kenya Airways in Seychelles, has retired after over 36 years of dedicated service.

Seychelles President commences state visit to India

Seychelles President commences state visit to India

Seychelles President James Michel has arrived in New Delhi in the Republic of India to undertake a state visit. This is the third state visit of President Michel to India.

East Africa court appeal affirms ruling against Serengeti Highway

East Africa court appeal affirms ruling against Serengeti Highway

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

In a recent decision handed down, the Appeals Division of the Arusha-based East African Court of Justice upheld three of four points from the ruling of the lower court in regard to a permanent ...

Vietnam horns in on African blood ivory maket

Vietnam horns in on African blood ivory maket

By Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania Correspondent

TANZANIA (eTN) - Customs authorities in Vietnam seized this week Monday, more than two tons of blood ivory from Africa, just a month since Swiss custom officials intercepted a large haul of ...

Holy Pontiff prefers to travel in Uganda in an ordinary car

Holy Pontiff prefers to travel in Uganda in an ordinary car

By Tony Ofungi, eTN Uganda Correspondent

Pope Francis will be in Uganda from November 27-29, 2015 to mark the 50th anniversary of the canonization of 22 Catholic martyrs who were executed in the 19th century.

El Nino rains threaten tourism in Eastern African states

El Nino rains threaten tourism in Eastern African states

By Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania Correspondent

TANZANIA (eTN) - Weather and meteorological scientists in East Africa warned about possible heavy rains to hit this part of Africa next month.

Kenya will no longer issue visa on arrival

Kenya will no longer issue visa on arrival

NAIROBI, Kenya - Some important changes to the visa application process to Kenya will go in effect affect on September 1, 2015.

East African countries commit to advance regional tourism cooperation

East African countries commit to advance regional tourism cooperation

The first UNWTO East Africa Tourism Development Forum brought together Tourism Ministers and representatives from East Africa and the Vanilla Islands to explore areas of further regional ...

Lion kills tour guide at Zimbabwe national park

Lion kills tour guide at Zimbabwe national park

HWANGE NATIONAL PARK, Zimbabwe - A tourist guide has been killed by a lion in the park which was home to Cecil, the animal killed by a hunter last month.

Another spectacular eruption on Reunion Island

Another spectacular eruption on Reunion Island

An unprecedented fourth major eruption this year has seen the French island of Reunion once again make headlines as more visitors, in particular volcano spotters, head there.

Seychelles launches Miss Creole des iles international

Seychelles launches Miss Creole des iles international

The scene is set for Seychelles for the soft launching of the first edition of Miss Creole des Iles International on October 10, during the Creole month.

Barcelona stars Kluivert, Rayco tourism ambassadors for Uganda

Barcelona stars Kluivert, Rayco tourism ambassadors for Uganda

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni today committed sponsorship of US$180,000 to facilitate a promotional tour and soccer game by FC Barcelona Legends who will visit Uganda in December this year.

Positioning South Africa as a sports and events tourism destination

Positioning South Africa as a sports and events tourism destination

TSHWANE, South Africa - The annual Sports and Events Tourism Exchange, now in its fifth year, is the only event of its kind in Southern Africa and provides a platform that brings together ...

Barcelona stars Kluivert, Rayco tourism ambassadors for Uganda

Barcelona stars Kluivert, Rayco tourism ambassadors for Uganda

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni today committed sponsorship of US$180,000 to facilitate a promotional tour and soccer game by FC Barcelona Legends who will visit Uganda in December this year.

Proflight Zambia and the IATA Operational Safety Audit IOSA

Proflight Zambia and the IATA Operational Safety Audit IOSA

Proflight Zambia has completed the second of three workshops under the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) initiative in the airline’s latest step ...

After chaotic protests in CapeTown Klipheuwel police will continue patroling

After chaotic protests in CapeTown Klipheuwel police will continue patroling

Western Cape officials in South Africa say police officers will continue patroling the Klipheuwel area following chaotic protests.

Extensive damage to Korongo airplane worse than originally thought

Extensive damage to Korongo airplane worse than originally thought

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

The damage caused recently to a Korongo Airlines B737 aircraft at Bipemba Airport in Mbuji-Mayi, Congo, when loose runway tarmac slabs hit the stabilizers of the plane as it sped down the runway ...

Kenya and Seychelles cooperation strengthened

UNWTO Tourism Conference of Mombasa Kenya and Seychelles cooperation strengthened

HE William Ruto, the Deputy President of Kenya, met Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, in the presence of Phyllis Kandie, the Cabinet Secretary at ...

Rwanda and Ethiopia inventing a New Africa

Rwanda and Ethiopia inventing a New Africa

KIGALI, Rwanda - Rwanda and Ethiopia have suggested new development models they believe can help Africa break away from the prescribed Western models.

South African immigration officials suspended after collecting unwarranted fines

South African immigration officials suspended after collecting unwarranted fines

An alleged fraudster, who attempted to solicit fines from minors at OR Tambo International Airport claiming that they had the incorrect documents to travel according to the newly-implemented ...

Joburg Shopping Festival aims to attract visitors and grow local retail trade

Joburg Shopping Festival aims to attract visitors and grow local retail trade

Recently voted "most popular African city"’ overall for young people aged 15-19 in the 2015 Youthful Cities Index, the city of Johannesburg has established itself as one of the African ...

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