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Rhinos return to Rwanda after 10-year absence

Eastern black rhinos are coming back to Rwanda after the last individual was documented in the country 10 years ago – a historic move for the nation and the species. African Parks, a conservation non-profit that manages national parks and protected areas on behalf of governments across the continent, in collaboration with the Rwanda Development Board and with funding provided ...

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How one week stay at Red Rocks inspired my writing muse

By Joseph Ondiek As a writer, sometimes you need to escape from your so-called comfort zone, disappear under the earth and just write. After all, that is what writers are best at: writing under no influence. So when I headed to the Red Rocks Cultural Centre some few weeks ago, I wanted to escape to my world of writing. And ...

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A vacation for the soul

By Evelyn Masaba It’s quite amazing how we think there is very little we as human beings can do alone. You do not picture yourself taking adventures and having fun without your family or friends. You do not give yourself the benefit of the doubt that you will enjoy your own company and not miss other people, because you are ...

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UNWTO Commission for Africa analyses the potential of Chinese tourism on the continent

The capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, recently hosted the 59th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa. Held between 18-21 April, the Commission included a High-level Meeting on Chinese Outbound Tourism to Africa, where regional representatives debated the potential that the sector brings to the continent. Attended by 21 tourism Ministers from the African continent, the UNWTO Regional Commission ...

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Virunga’s former Central Sector Warden honoured with Goldman Prize 2017

Virunga National Park’s former Central Sector Warden, Rodrigue Mugaruka Katembo, has been honoured with the 2017 Goldman Environmental Prize in recognition of the work he has undertaken to protect Africa’s oldest national park. Whilst working at Virunga, Rodrigue put his life on the line and faced significant threats for the benefit of Virunga National Park and the communities it serves. Roridgue’s ...

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Apps that will make your life in Kampala easier

By Evelyn Masaba You cannot fail to admit that technological advancements have led to so many improvements in the general daily activities for almost everyone in the world. When you look at living within the city years before and in this modern time, there is a huge leap. A lot can be found at a click of a mouse or ...

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To attract more tourists, reduce taxes levied on the sector

By Ange Diogene Ntirushwa As Rwanda’s tourism sector continues to face stiff competition from other destinations in the region that offer similar products, local industry players are pushing for a reduction in taxes levied on the sector if Destination Rwanda is to remain competitive. “A reduction in taxes levied on tourism products would encourage more people to invest in the ...

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New survey: Uganda is world’s friendliest country for expat families

A new survey tries to find out the most welcoming countries for families. Just about half of expats around the world (46 percent) have children of their own, but only 21 percent of all expatriates are currently raising their children abroad. So which countries are most friendly for families? Based on the insights of more than 3,000 expat families given ...

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Chinese tourists spent 12% more in travelling abroad in 2016

2016 results on expenditure from major outbound markets reflect increasing demand for international tourism across the world, as reported in the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. With a 12% increase in spending, China continued to lead international outbound tourism, followed by the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and France as top five spenders. “The latest data on outbound tourism ...

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How working from home helps sustain Amahoro Tours

By Joseph Ondiek The idea of working from home has spread across the world, which has given a new dimension of running an organisation or any business at ease. Studies have shown that working from home increases employees’ productivity, saves money, and also decreases the stress level of handling employees. The founder and managing director of Amahoro Tours, Greg Bakunzi, ...

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