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Sierra Leone: Marie Stopes Reintroduce Boat Services for Bonthe Island:

June 26th, 2019

[Concord] Marie Stopes Country Director, Dr. Ufuoma Omo-Obi handing over keys to the boat to Health Minister, Dr. Alpha Wurie


South Africa: South Africans Are Exploring Their Country:

June 26th, 2019

[SAnews.gov.za] South African Tourism (SA Tourism) says South Africans have showed enthusiasm for travelling internally during the first four months of 2019.


South Africa: Employees At Luxury Guesthouse Win Unfair Dismissal Case:

June 26th, 2019

[GroundUp] "I ran the guesthouse like it was my own place for 15 years ... Now I'm unemployed and soon to be homeless," says Katrina Zwanota, the former manager of theLAB Lifestyle guesthouse outside Robertson, Western Cape.


Ghana: We Need a Single African Air Transport Market Now - VP Bawumia:

June 26th, 2019

[Ghana Presidency] The Vice President of the Republic, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has challenged African leaders and stakeholders in the Aviation industry to work harder towards achieving the single African Air Transport Market to make air travel within the continent more affordable and convenient.


South Africa: Obscure Company Targets Coal Mining Project On Kruger Park Doorstep:

June 25th, 2019

[Daily Maverick] A little-known company called Manzolwandle Investments wants to start coal mining operations on the doorstep of the Kruger Park's southern border, near Komatipoort. It has already submitted a scoping report, which is an initial assessment of a mining project's viability. Local residents are concerned and it is sure to get on the radar screen of conservationists.


Ghana: Veep Urges African Governments to Stimulate Growth in Aviation Industry:

June 25th, 2019

[Ghanaian Times] Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has urged African governments to strengthen coordination and harmonisation of their regional policies and regulations to stimulate growth and expand opportunities in the aviation industry.


Zimbabwe: Tourism Critical to Economic Transformation - First Lady:

June 25th, 2019

[The Herald] The tourism sector plays a critical role in economic transformation of the country and is one of the fastest ways of generating jobs, First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa has said.


Seychelles: President Assents to Legislation - Seychelles Tourism Board (Amendment) Act, 2019:

June 24th, 2019

[Government of Seychelles] President Danny Faure has assented to the Seychelles Tourism Board (Amendment) Act, 2019, which was approved by the National Assembly on 14th May, 2019, and received by the President for assent on 19th of June, 2019. It was assented to on the same day.


Namibia: Foreign Land Ownership in the Context of Erindi:

June 24th, 2019

[New Era] After protracted liberation struggle, apartheid colonial rule came to an end and those of us who were in exile fighting against colonial oppression happily returned to our motherland.


Tanzania: Troubled Arusha-Based Hotel Under Siege Again:

June 24th, 2019

[Citizen] Arusha -The troubled Snow Crest Hotel, once a leading outfit in the safari capital, is under siege again.


South Africa: SA to Double International Tourist Arrivals in Ten Years:

June 21st, 2019

[SAnews.gov.za] Government will double international tourist arrivals to 21 million by 2030, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced.


Nigeria: Ethiopia Retains Best Airline Award:

June 21st, 2019

[This Day] Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and Skytrax certified Four Star Global Airline, has been honoured as the 'Best Airline in Africa' for the third consecutive year at the Skytrax 2019 World Airlines Awards held in Paris on 18 June 2019.


Liberia: Liberia, AfDB Sign Grant Agreements to Support Agric, Tourism:

June 21st, 2019

[Observer] Deputy Finance Minister, Augustus J. Flomo, exchanges notes with AfDB Director General for West Africa Region, Akin-Olugbade, shortly after the signing ceremony.


Zimbabwe: 'Discarding 1 - 1 U.S.-RTGS$ Regime Ideal for Business':

June 21st, 2019

[Zimbabwe Independent] Rainbow Tourism Group (RTG) declared a dividend for the first time in 13 years following a successful restructuring of its balance sheet and resolving most of the issues that have dogged the company for years. In the first five months of 2019, the company's revenue grew revenue by 131% to $25,6 million from $11,1 million spurred by an increase in foreign currency business received across all the company's hotels. Business reporters Melody Chikono and Cloudine Matola (ZI) caught up with RTG CEO Tendai Madzi


Africa: Asky/Ethiopian Airlines Commence Lagos to Johannesburg Flight:

June 21st, 2019

[This Day] Ethiopia Airlines has commenced its maiden flight from Lagos to Johannesburg with its code-share partner, Asky.


Botswana: Minister Mokaila Promises to Shut Down Illegal Tourism Camps:

June 20th, 2019

[Botswana Daily News] Maun -All tourism camps operating illegally in the Okavango Delta will be shut down, says Minister of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism ,Mr Kitso Mokaila.


Liberia: Margibians Hail Bishop Klayee's Appointment As LAA Boss:

June 20th, 2019

[New Dawn] Opinion leaders and citizens of Margibi County have hailed President George Manneh Weah for the appointment of Bishop John Allan Klayee as Managing Director of the Liberia Airport Authority (LAA).


Tanzania: Campaign Ongoing to Promote Tourism in Pemba:

June 20th, 2019

[Daily News] THE Minister for Information, Tourism and Antiquities Mr Mahmoud Thabit Kombo has said that a campaign is ongoing to promote tourism and investments in Pemba Island, where the number of people investing in tourism and other investments is still low.


Namibia: Nyae-Nyae Conservancies to Benefit From N$1.9 Million Grant:

June 19th, 2019

[Namibia Economist] The Environmental Investment Fund (EIF) has made more than N$1,9 million available to the Nyae Nyae Conservancy to help manage fire and water within the conservancy.


Zimbabwe: Buyers Speak On Tourism Potential:

June 19th, 2019

[The Herald] A 15-member delegation of tourism, travel and hospitality buyers from the south and east African region is in the country as part of a fledgling inter-regional product development and marketing drive.


Zimbabwe: Should Govt Partner With Wine Makers in Tourism Programmes?:

June 19th, 2019

[New Zimbabwe] South African based Zimbabwean born sommelier, Tongai Dhafana has cried foul over how the government overlooks the wine making industry.


Ghana: Ghana, Jamaica Waive Entry Visa Requirements:

June 19th, 2019

[Ghanaian Times] Ghana and Jamaica have waived entry visa requirements for their citizens with effect from July 1.


South Africa: Luxury Cape Town Guest House On Fire, Guests Evacuated:

June 18th, 2019

[News24Wire] Firefighters are battling a blaze at a four-star guest house in Cape Town.


Botswana: Schools to Offer Tourism, Hospitality Subjects:

June 18th, 2019

[Botswana Daily News] Maun -Maun Senior Secondary School is expected to offer tourism and hospitality subjects once the Education and Training Sector Strategic Plan (ETSSP) is implemented next year.


Rwanda: RwandAir Flights to China 'Will Spur Trade, Tourism':

June 18th, 2019

[New Times] RwandAir, the country's national carrier, has officially begun operating weekly commercial flights to the Chinese city of Guangzhou, the third largest city in the Asian country.


Malawi: Mangochi to Become Tourism Capital - Mutharika:

June 17th, 2019

[Nyasa Times] President Prof. Peter Mutharika has said his strong desire to turn lakeshore district of Mangochi into the tourism capital of Malawi like Mexico's Acapulco by constructing state of the art international airport, a mega city and five-star hotel.


Zimbabwe: Africa Sun Records Growth:

June 17th, 2019

[The Herald] Listed hospitality group, African Sun (Pvt) Limited, says its business has been growing since last year in response to positive business sentiment under new dispensation.


Rwanda: New Initiative to Boost Tourism Along Kivu Belt:

June 17th, 2019

[New Times] People seeking to visit Kivu Belt region can now easily explore a great number of tourism attractions in five districts that are adjacent to Lake Kivu.


Angola: Mine Action in Angola - Clearing the Legacies of Conflict to Harness the Potential of Peace:

June 17th, 2019

[Chatham House] This publication draws on and updates the briefing note published following a meeting of the All- Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Angola on 26 April 2017. It also incorporates insights from a Chatham House Africa Programme conference session on the legacies of the Angolan Civil War, held on 23 March 2018; and draws on the Africa Programme's research into conservation-driven development models in Southern Africa.


South Africa: SA's Parks Dominates Best Safari Parks 2019 List:

June 14th, 2019

[SAnews.gov.za] South African parks have dominated the Best Safari Parks 2019 list, with 14 parks in the top 50 list.



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