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Kigali to host international cancer conference

Rwanda has won the bid to host another major international conference, The African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC). The biennial International Conference on Cancer in Africa will be hosted in Kigali from 7th to 10th November 2017 at the Kigali Convention Centre. The conference, which is being organised in collaboration with the Rwanda Development Board and the ...

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Renaissance Hotels arrives in Lagos

Renaissance Hotels, the brand known around the world for helping business travellers discover unexpected experiences, has announced the opening of its first hotel in Sub-Saharan Africa — the Renaissance Lagos Ikeja Hotel. Located in Nigeria’s commercial centre and city known for its music, fashion, cuisine, art and nightlife, the Renaissance Lagos Ikeja offers world-class amenities, modern aesthetic, sophisticated service and ...

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Aviation Africa to feature Gulfstream G280 at 2017 event in Kigali

Aviation Africa, which takes place in Kigali, Rwanda on 22-23 February 2017, has announced the first aircraft that will be displayed at the event, a Gulfstream G280 from Savannah-based Gulfstream Aerospace. Working closely with host Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority, the aircraft will be displayed at Kigali Airport and shuttle buses will run from the exhibition centre just 5km away. Delegates ...

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Ethiopian Airlines plans record expansion with seven new destinations

Ethiopian Airlines announced that it will launch seven new destinations within five months during the 2017 calendar year.  This is one of the greatest expansions in Ethiopian’s long and illustrious history. From February to June, Ethiopian will launch new service to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe), Antananarivo (Madagascar), Conakry (Guinea), Oslo (Norway), Chengdu (China), Jakarta (Indonesia) and Singapore (Singapore). With the addition ...

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Wandulu, the ‘crazy’ artist who transforms trash into sublime pieces of art

By Joseph Ondiek Most cities around the globe are grappling with the problem of how to manage trash. The litter not only makes city streets unsightly but also is a chocking threat to the environment. And as long as industrialisation is still with us, the more this challenge is going to be increasingly enormous. Many people and tourists who visit ...

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Addis to Oslo: Ethiopian Airlines makes a hot offer for a cool new destination

By David Cecil Ethiopian Airlines recently announced that they are opening up a new flight path, direct from Addis to Oslo. An official press release in November stated that there will be as many as five flights per week from May. Since Ethiopian already flies direct to Sweden, this move shows that demand for direct access to the African continent ...

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Gulu: Anyone for a former war zone getaway?

By Evelyn Masaba  The mere mention of the word Gulu conjures up images of horror, terror and bloodshed. But that is just perception — perception borne out of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) war that ravaged this part of Uganda for over two decades during President Museveni’s first years in power. On the contrary, Gulu, which is located in northern ...

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Travelers Today: Rwanda among 4 best global destinations to visit in 2017

Itching to travel this 2017? If you haven’t been able to get a time off last 2016 because of work or other responsibilities, then make sure you won’t do that again this year. There are many beautiful places in the world that you have yet to explore, and since travelling has become a very popular excursion, then don’t miss out ...

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Marriott International expands presence in Algeria with opening of Sheraton Annaba

Marriott International has announced further expansion in Algeria with the opening of its seventh hotel in Algeria, Sheraton Annaba. The company already operates six hotels in Algeria including Constantine Marriott Hotel, Renaissance Tlemcen Hotel, Sheraton Club des Pins, Sheraton Oran, Le Meridien Oran and Four Points by Sheraton Oran amounting to 1580 rooms. With another six hotels under development the company ...

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Red Rocks New Year’s Festival: No fireworks, just fun!

By Our Reporter There is no doubt that New Year’s Day, which falls on January 1, is the most celebrated public holiday around the world. At the Red Rocks Intercultural Centre in Nyakinama village, Musanze district, the biggest New Year’s party begins on January 13 with a three-day programme of events, including performances from traditional Rwandan musicians, cultural displays, and ...

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