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The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as DR Congo, the DRC, DROC, Congo-Kinshasa, or simply the Congo, is a country located in Central Africa. It was formerly called Zaire. It is, by area, the largest country in sub-Saharan Africa, the second-largest in all of Africa, and the 11th-largest in the world.

Republic of the Congo Reopens for International Travelers
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Republic of the Congo Reopens for International Travelers

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 14, 2020

The Republic of the Congo has reopened its borders and airports for international visitors. In order to visit Congo, travelers ... Read More

Tourists spreading Coronavirus: Gorillas and Chimpanzees in danger?
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Tourists spreading Coronavirus: Gorillas and Chimpanzees in danger?

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- April 28, 2020

Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees are an important and lucrative part of the travel and tourism industry in Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, ... Read More

12 Park Rangers killed in deadly attack on UNESCO World Heritage Site
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12 Park Rangers killed in deadly attack on UNESCO World Heritage Site

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- April 25, 2020

Virunga National Park is A UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. It's known as Africas ... Read More

Plane crash in DRC: 23 dead and counting
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Plane crash in DRC: 23 dead and counting

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- November 24, 2019

Goma is the capital of North Kivu province in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is located on ... Read More

8 people killed in Russian An-72 plane crash in Congo
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8 people killed in Russian An-72 plane crash in Congo

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 11, 2019

Russian-made An-72 transport plane crashed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The press officer of the Russian Embassy in ... Read More

Accor to introduce Novotel brand in the Democratic Republic of Congo
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Accor to introduce Novotel brand in the Democratic Republic of Congo

mm Chief Assignment Editor- September 25, 2019

Accor hospitality group announces the debut of its successful midscale brand Novotel in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This ... Read More

Rwanda closes border because of Ebola threat
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Rwanda closes border because of Ebola threat

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 1, 2019

Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo remains a real threat. Rwanda is now reacting and today closed the border ... Read More

Ebola outbreak in Congo causing global health emergency
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Ebola outbreak in Congo causing global health emergency

editor editor- July 18, 2019

While the World Health Organization (WHO) stopped short of saying borders should be closed, saying the risk of Ebola spreading ... Read More

US sends congratulations to Canada and Democratic Republic of Congo.
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US sends congratulations to Canada and Democratic Republic of Congo.

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 30, 2019

The U.S. Secretary of State issued the following two statement on behalf of the Government of the United States of ... Read More

European Union sends millions to Uganda and South Sudan to fight Ebola while tourism remains safe
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European Union sends millions to Uganda and South Sudan to fight Ebola while tourism remains safe

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019

Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic are on high alert and are dealing with a developing crisis. Uganda ... Read More

Why tourists are not in danger after confirmed Ebola case in Uganda
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Why tourists are not in danger after confirmed Ebola case in Uganda

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 12, 2019

There is no threat for tourists traveling currently in Uganda. Future visitors planning a trip to this East African country ... Read More

Boat sinks, many dead at Lake Mai-Ndombe in Inongo, Congo
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Boat sinks, many dead at Lake Mai-Ndombe in Inongo, Congo

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019

Tourists are not expected to be among the 30 dead in Western Congo, where 200 more are missing after a ... Read More

D.R. Congo: African Tourism Board is a place to be according World Heritage Kahuzi-Biega National Park
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D.R. Congo: African Tourism Board is a place to be according World Heritage Kahuzi-Biega National Park

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 3, 2019

The African Tourism Board welcomes Kahuzi Biega National Park as a new member. The Kahuzi-Biega National Park is a protected ... Read More

6 people killed in Democratic Republic of Congo plane crash
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6 people killed in Democratic Republic of Congo plane crash

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 21, 2018

A Russian-made plane with 23 people were onboard crashed in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Gomair’s An-26 plane, which had ... Read More

Thank you Elvis
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Thank you Elvis

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- July 15, 2018

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles former Minister responsible for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine was invited to write the forward ... Read More

Tourism in Africa – Everyone’s Business
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Tourism in Africa – Everyone’s Business

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- July 15, 2018

Tourism in Africa is everyone's business said Dr. Yvonne Iyamulemye Kabano of the Congo at a dinner in Kinshasa hosted ... Read More

Tourism Investments in the D.R. of Congo: The new book
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Tourism Investments in the D.R. of Congo: The new book

mm Alain St.Ange- July 8, 2018

Governor Julien Paluku Kahongya of the North Kivu Province and Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles former Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, ... Read More

Africa Investment Opportunities in tourism
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Africa Investment Opportunities in tourism

mm Alain St.Ange- July 1, 2018

Democratic Republic of Congo Minister Elvis Mutiri wa Bashara, the former Minister of Tourism and Culture launched his tourism book " ... Read More

Virunga National Park won’t re-open for tourism after ranger killed, visitors abducted
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Virunga National Park won’t re-open for tourism after ranger killed, visitors abducted

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 5, 2018

Chief Warden of Virunga National Park issued the following letter in the aftermath of the tragic incident of the 11th ... Read More

Looking at the African Tourism Board with members in 26 countries
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Looking at the African Tourism Board with members in 26 countries

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 16, 2018

The African Tourism Board is a public-private partnership with one strong message. This message is to tell the world that Africa ... Read More

Travel Alert: East African Countries issue deadly Ebola virus outbreak alert
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Travel Alert: East African Countries issue deadly Ebola virus outbreak alert

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- May 15, 2018

East African states bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) had issued an alert warning resident, travelers and visitors calling ... Read More

African Tourism: Declaration of Kinshasa fostering tourism as a driver of biodiversity and environmental protection
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African Tourism: Declaration of Kinshasa fostering tourism as a driver of biodiversity and environmental protection

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2018

An intense week of exchange of experiences and capacity building linked to wildlife and biodiversity protection has taken place in ... Read More

6 dead at Virunga National Park: Is it safe for tourists?
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6 dead at Virunga National Park: Is it safe for tourists?

editor editor- April 9, 2018

Virunga National Park announced the loss of 5 rangers and a staff driver in the Central Sector of Virunga National ... Read More

Lualaba to become a tourism destination in the Democratic Republic of Congo
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Lualaba to become a tourism destination in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 4, 2018

Africa has it all, but too often its key USPs which are so important for a potential tourism industry are kept ... Read More

Kinshasa joins flydubai’s growing network in Africa
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Kinshasa joins flydubai’s growing network in Africa

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 14, 2018

Dubai-based flydubai has announced the start of flights to Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) ... Read More