Tag Archives: Tourism

13 December 19

These are the most visited countries in Africa

Africa nations attracted 67 million international tourists in 2018, according to data from the World Tourism Organization (UNTWO). That’s a 7 percent increase amounting to 4 million visits more than the previous year, significantly higher than the 4.3 percent growth
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27 November 19

The eerie appeal of Eritrea’s colonial architecture

Eritrea doesn’t top the bucket list of many travellers you’re likely to come across. The country is often dubbed Africa’s most secretive state and compared to the reclusive totalitarianism of North Korea. Last year’s peace deal with Ethiopia brought an
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16 August 19

Kenya tourism still going strong after January Nairobi attack

Tourism in Kenya is experiencing sustained growth with minimal long-term impact from a hotel attack in Nairobi that killed 21 people in January.

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27 June 19

Kenya halts Lamu coal power project over environmental concerns

Judges in Kenya have halted plans to construct the country’s first coal-powered plant near Lamu, due to environmental concerns.

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10 April 19

Uganda: Kidnapped tourist freed, suspected kidnappers arrested

An American tourist kidnapped during a game drive at Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda last week has been released along with her local tour guide.

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05 April 19

Uganda: Tourist kidnapped by gunmen during safari

Security officials in Uganda are stepping up their search efforts after an American tourist and her local guide were kidnapped at a national park.

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01 June 18

Rwanda announces surge in visitors from the UK

Visit Rwanda says the number of British travellers visiting the country has risen by more than 20 percent over the past 12 months.

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29 December 17

Somalia retakes control of its own airspace

The Somali government has retaken control of the country’s airspace for the first time in more than two decades.

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07 December 17

Budget airline Air Arabia expands into Eritrea

Air Arabia will run flights to Eritrea starting December 10 as the budget airline expands its presence in Africa.

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05 December 17

Ethiopia: German tourist shot dead by gunmen

A German tourist has been shot dead by a group of gunmen in Ethiopia, during a visit to Erta Ale volcano in the north-east of the country.

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