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Kumbuka the gorilla: what actually happened

ZSL London Zoo has been the subject of much interest and speculation over the last few days, after Kumbuka, our silverback gorilla, made headlines for escaping his enclosure for a short time. As the first part of our investigation concludes, I’m keen to use this opportunity to clarify some things. The results of this initial investigation have established that the ...

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Marriott International to debut Eco-Conscious Element Brand in Egypt

Marriott International has announced plans to debut Element Hotels, the stylish eco-incubator brand in Egypt in early 2019. Located in Cairo’s upscale Heliopolis district and slated to be the largest Element Hotel in the Middle East and Africa, Element Cairo is being developed by Abraj Misr Urban Development and is owned by Middle East Real Estate for Development (MERED), an ...

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Luxor hosts 5th UNWTO Global Summit on City Tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt are organizing the 5th Global Summit on City Tourism: “Cities: Local Culture for Global Travellers” on 1-2 November 2016 in Luxor. During the summit, UNWTO will launch the Mayors for Tourism Initiative. Tourism has become a central component of the economy, social life and geography of ...

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Rwanda first country to launch drone delivery service

Rwanda has launched, in the presence of President Paul Kagame, the first national drone delivery service in the world, in a ceremony in Muhanga district. The Government of Rwanda will use the drones to carry blood transfusions from and to 21 centers located in the western part of the country. Through this service there can be covered on request up ...

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John Kerry’s remarks at the Montreal Protocol meet in Kigali

Well, good afternoon everybody. I want to begin by thanking the president of this Meeting of the Parties, Minister Biruta, and the Government of Rwanda for the terrific job that they have done in hosting everybody all of this week here in beautiful Kigali. I also want to thank the terrific administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – my friend, ...

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DHL Express recognised as top employer in Africa for the third consecutive year

The company was certified as a Top Employer in twelve markets, including Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda DHL Express (www.DPDHL.com), the world’s leading international express services provider, has been certified as a Top Employer in Africa by the Top Employers Institute at the prestigious Top Employer 2017 ceremony on Thursday 13 October ...

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Africa Regional Media Hub hosts Twitter Q&A covering Montreal Protocol meet

The Africa Regional Media Hub will host a Twitter Q&A on Wednesday, October 12 at 13:00GMT/15:00 SAST covering the Montreal Protocol Meeting of the Parties (MOP28) taking place in Kigali, Rwanda this week. This meeting presents the opportunity to amend the Montreal Protocol to include an ambitious phasedown of extremely harmful hydroflourocarbons. This act alone could avoid up to 0.5°C ...

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How Nigeria beat Ebola

Nigeria has been Ebola-free since it narrowly avoided being sucked into the escalation of the highly contagious haemorrhagic fever outbreak which devastated its neighbours, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone resulting in the loss of over 11,000 lives. WHO has commended the Nigerian Government for its strong leadership and effective coordination of the response that included the rapid establishment of an ...

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Is the star system still vital for hotels?

By Evelyn Masaba A regular traveller who has been to several hotels around the world’s popular cities can easily tell you the difference between the standards and star rating of a hotel. Yet the question is, is the star rating still as relevant as it was years ago? First off, what is star rating and what does it mean for ...

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Jumia Travel launches new web extranet for hotel managers

Jumia Travel is seeking to further empower its hotel partners across all markets with top-notch technology by unveiling the Web Extranet, a web version of the previously launched Extranet App on Android. The tool allows hotel managers to confirm and view their incoming Jumia Travel reservations, change their rates and update availability. According to Charles de Moucheron, Chief Operating Officer ...

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