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Ghana slashes aviation fuel price by 20%

President John Mahama, at the inauguration of the new Ghana Civil Aviation Authority’s Trianing School, assured airline companies of 20 per cent reduction in the price of aviation fuel. This follows appeals by the aviation industry stakeholders which reached the President that Ghana’s fuel is considered the most costly in the sub-region. Nigeria and Benin sell a litre of the ...

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Austrians launch veterinary hospital in Musanze

By Gilbert Mwijuke Greg Bakunzi, the managing director of Amahoro Tours, and Dr Otto Fischer, an Austrian veterinary surgeon, first conceived the idea of setting up a veterinary hospital in Musanze district in November 2014. This followed a meeting with veterinary doctors from Musanze, which was convened by  Bakunzi and Dr Fischer (pictured above, left) to discuss the challenges facing their ...

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Rwanda offers model in wildlife conservation

By Gilbert Mwijuke About a century ago, there were over one million rhinos and more than 10 million elephants in Africa. But today, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature estimates that only 25,000 rhinos and 470,000 elephants still roam the continent’s savannahs, thanks primarily to poaching. For many years now, African governments have struggled to combat wildlife poaching. ...

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Dr Kinani’s penchant for rescuing Rwanda’s great apes from extinction

By Gilbert Mwijuke As a schoolboy, one of Jean Felix Kinani’s favourite pastimes was visiting the zoo in Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where he grew up. “My father always told me that ‘you should become a vet’,” says Kinani. “…and that’s partly why, when I completed high school, I joined the veterinary school at the University ...

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An intimate little paradise on the shores of Lake Kivu

By Gilbert Mwijuke One of the loveliest things about travel is taking in nature’s dazzlingly beautiful handiwork that we don’t usually get to see in daily life. Somewhere on the shores of Lake Kivu in Rubavu district, Paradis Malahide lets you relish these sights even longer. Located in Nyamyumba – a bright and breezy area about six kilometres south-west of Rubavu town ...

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All Turkish Airlines operations and flights to proceed uninterrupted

By Our Reporter The recent wave of terrorist attacks, coup plot, and the subsequent three-month state of emergency declared by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will have no effect on Turkish Airlines operations, the airline announced Friday in a press release. “In due course, all Turkish Airlines operations and flights are proceeding uninterrupted and will continue to do so,” the ...

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Lake Kivu Serena Hotel: A magnificent tropical haven by the lakeside

By Allan Brian Ssenyonga Kivu is a lake with an interesting story to tell. Its calm waters are not only known to switch colours depending on its mood, it also brags of holding enough methane gas to solve the power problems in the region. The same humility that this lake exudes with its methane gas treasure is the same humility ...

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Cultural Tourism Week set for August 26-September 2

By Our Reporter  Each year since 2012, local communities, conservationists, safari tourists, and tourism industry players eat, drink and mingle during Red Rocks Intercultural Centre’s Cultural Tourism Week, which takes place in Nyakinama village, Musanze district. Now in its fourth edition, the one-of-a-kind Cultural Tourism Week has brought about positive gains to Musanze communities by using tourism as a tool ...

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Gorilla expert shares dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking

By Our Reporter A few days ago, an Australian tourist was knocked to the ground by a silverback gorilla while she was trekking the iconic species in the Volcanoes National Park. The tourist, identified as Gemma Cosgriff (pictured above), was left in terror when the gorilla, which reportedly weighed about 300kg, rushed towards her and pushed her over. Damian, Cosgriff’s ...

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Inside Serena Hotel’s Maisha Spa

By Evelyn Masaba  “To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders,” so said Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu. After weeks or days of working and tiring your brain, at times it becomes too much for your body. The more you work without a moment to indulge your body and brain, the more both are likely to give way even ...

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