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Coming to Kigali? The dos and don’ts while in Rwanda

By Joseph Oindo  Rwanda is a small country in central Africa teeming with numerous rolling hills. Having shrugged off its atrocious past to become a model of modern development, the country now boasts imposing and attractive new buildings that dot Kigali. With the capital city’s new skyline, the picturesque countryside and great weather, a trip to Rwanda will leave you ...

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Two tourists out of ten lose money during trips

Losing money during a trip abroad was experienced by 22% of tourists and 8% of them had to deal with compromised card data, according to a report released by the computer security company Kaspersky Lab. Tourists make numerous financial transactions when abroad, even when connected to an unsecured Wi-Fi network. The study cited shows that 45% of people traveling do ...

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SA deputy minister of tourism for EZASE KASI launch

South Africa’s deputy minister of tourism, Tokozile Xasa, will be attending the launch of EZASE-KASI Business Fridays on August 26 at the Century City Conference Centre and Hotel in Cape Town. The EZASE-KASI Business Fridays is a national campaign that is expected to attract around 150 stakeholders and guests, including the minister in the presidency, Jeff Radebe. Mr Radebe will ...

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The 10 best African airlines, according to Skytrax

African airlines have worked to improve safety and reliability to obtain eight spots in the top 100 global airlines, according to rating agency Skytrax. Skytrax has published its latest survey, with 8 African Airlines falling into the “Top 100” global airlines. This is progress in a continent hardly known for its aviation prowess. Although Africa is the second largest continent, ...

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Condé Nast Traveler reveals top September destinations

For those who still do not want to believe the idea of holidays being over, Condé Nast Traveler has made a list of the most beautiful holiday destinations recommended for September. Once the students go back to school, some of the most spectacular destinations in the world become quieter and less overcrowded, with an atmosphere that provides relaxation. Nothing compares ...

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French police make woman remove burkini on Nice beach

Photographs have emerged of armed French police confronting a woman on a beach and making her remove a burkini as part of a controversial ban on the swimwear. Authorities in several French towns have implemented bans on the garment,which covers the body and head, citing concerns about religious clothing in the wake of recent terrorist killings in the country. The ...

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Rusagara showcases local social themes through art

By Joseph Oindo Benjamin Rusagara vividly remembers his first foray into art as if it was yesterday. It was during his primary school’s lunch break when students were rushing out to have their lunch and one of them accidentally dropped a book that was full off illustrations and cartoons. “While other students were rushing out when the bell rung for ...

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Getting the groove on at the Nyege Nyege festival

By Evelyn Masaba There is a growing trend in the events section right now, a sort of ripple effect that keeps people busy almost every weekend with a festival here and there. Over the past few months, there have been festivals ranging from food related, fashion and music. You will not fail to find one that fits in your niche ...

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Dubai builds world’s first hotel with a rainforest

The future complex Rosemont Hotel & Residences (5 stars) will consist of twin towers of 47 floors that will be united on their base by a rainforest, which will be arranged on over 5 floors and an area of 7,000 square feet. Besides the rainforest, the hotel will have an artificial beach and waterfalls, a wave pool, a huge aquarium ...

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Young Ugandan women fly high in male dominated field

There are some 200 Ugandan pilots flying across Africa and the world. Most of them were trained at home, at the East African Civil Aviation Academy, also known as Soroti Flying School. The school started in 1971 under a United Nations Development Program – UNDP training program for pilots from the East African community. Back then, all the trainees were ...

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