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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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Getaways are near giveaways as Ugandans discover joys of budget domestic travel

KAMPALA, UGANDA- A 14-seat van, filled with strangers and friends looking for adventure, sets off from this capital city at 7am. Their five-hour journey to Sipi Falls in eastern Uganda has begun. “When a friend of mine told me about the ‘100k Weekend’ to the Sipi Falls, I had to search for the advertisement myself on Facebook just to confirm ...

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Is RDB’s target of $860 million in tourism revenues by 2017 still attainable?

By Our Reporter A few years ago, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) announced an $860-million tourism income target by 2017. “Rwanda gears up for surge in tourism demand,” RDB announced in a press release. And despite opposing views from industry experts, RDB’s Tourism Department stood by the goal. “The target for the tourism industry in Rwanda is to grow by ...

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European Union Heads of Mission meet new board of Rwanda Media Commission

KIGALI, Rwanda, January 6 — Ambassadors of the European Union and EU Member States today paid a courtesy call on the Chairman and Commissioners of the Rwanda Media Commission (RMC). The Ambassadors made a number of press remarks after the meeting: We raised the matter of police investigations of a number of journalists in the last few weeks “We welcomed the ...

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Kagame to attend Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit in India

NEW DELHI, India — President of Rwanda His Excellency Paul Kagame will be on a working visit to India from 9-12 January 2017 on an invitation extended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The two leaders will hold official talks on 09 January 2017 in Gandhinagar. A business delegation would accompany the President Kagame. President Kagame will attend the Vibrant Gujarat Global ...

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