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Zimbabwe: Tourism Players to Import Equipment Duty Free:

February 18th, 2020

[New Zimbabwe] The government has put in place legal measures to enable players in the tourism industry to import capital goods duty free.


Liberia: Rep. Gray Hails Bi-Partisan Tourism Act, Says It Will Spur Economic Growth:

February 18th, 2020

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Representative Acarous M. Gray (CDC, District #8, Montserrado County) says the draft Liberia National Tourism Authority act of 2020 will boost economic growth and raise the profile of Liberia when the bill is passed into law


West Africa: Over 30 Journalists End ECOWAS Protocol On Free Movement, Migration Training:

February 18th, 2020

[Observer] A two-day training Workshop aimed at equipping journalists with skills and knowledge and to enhance their reporting on Free Movement and Migration (FMM) of citizens of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) ended on Friday, February 14, with a call on journalists to report accurately and fairly on issues and to serve as ambassador.


West Africa: Free Movement in the ECOWAS Region:

February 18th, 2020

[Foroyaa] Is there free movement of transport between The Gambia and Senegal? Foroyaa has been reliably informed that after granting reasonably free access by Gambian transports, especially passenger vehicles into Senegal, problems emerged on the 10th January 2020 which resulted in the denial of free access to commercial vehicles from The Gambia including GTSC buses.


South Africa: My Adventure in South Africa:

February 18th, 2020

[Ghanaian Times] South Africa is a country on the southernmost tip of the African continent, marked by several distinct ecosystems, offers tourists with Inland safari destinations, refreshing beaches, plush winelands, water parks among other interesting historic landmarks.


Seychelles: New Policy Allows Foreigners to Own Yachts in Seychelles - If the Boat Is Really Big:

February 18th, 2020

[Seychelles News Agency] Foreigners in Seychelles can hold shares in a yachting company or own a yacht depending on how large the fleet is and the length of the boat in line with a revised policy, said a top government official.


Seychelles: 'One-Woman Show' Behind Massive Growth in Germany-to-Seychelles Tourism Steps Down After 30 Years:

February 17th, 2020

[Seychelles News Agency] The year 2019 saw strong growth in tourism in Seychelles, with a 6 percent rise in visitor arrivals. To be exact 384,204 tourists seeking sun, sand and relaxation visited the island nation last year.


Botswana: Centre to Boost Tourism:

February 17th, 2020

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The demand for convention facilities has over the years increased and play a crucial role in the promotion of the tourism industry and the economy.


South Africa: Expatriate Confusion Over Tax Status As Amendments Loom:

February 17th, 2020

[Daily Maverick] Taxpayers who will be most affected by the legislation are those in the Middle East or in countries where there is no double taxation agreement.


Zimbabwe: Kariba's Promotional Video Launched:

February 17th, 2020

[The Herald] A video promoting and marketing tourist attractions in Kariba has been launched, as stakeholders seek to reposition the town on the main menu of the country's tourism sector.


Zimbabwe: ZTA Promotes Domestic Tourism:

February 17th, 2020

[The Herald] The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) and its partners have embarked on an aggressive campaign to promote local travel and tour packages to boost domestic tourism, with the roll out done last week ahead of Valentine's Day on Friday.


Nigeria: Govt Committed to Nigeria Air Project - Minister:

February 14th, 2020

[Daily Trust] The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika has said the national carrier, Nigeria Air, project is not abandoned and will be delivered as promised.


Nigeria: British Airways Passengers Call for Compensation Over Alleged Abandonment:

February 14th, 2020

[Vanguard] Some passengers of British Airways enroute London and United States of America (USA) to Lagos, Nigeria have called for compensation from the airline for abandoning them in Abuja.


Nigeria: Alhaji Zikrullah Resumes As NAHCON's Chair/CEO:

February 14th, 2020

[Daily Trust] The newly appointed chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Alhaji Zikrullah Olakunle Hassan, has resumed duty.


Tanzania: Visitors to Face Tight Scrutiny On Entering Isles:

February 14th, 2020

[Daily News] ZANZIBAR is working out on special arrangement that will subject all visitors entering the Islands to face tight scrutiny and identification to enhance security, the House of Representatives was told.


Africa: Dive Tourism - How to Minimize Your Environmental Impact:

February 13th, 2020

[UNEP] Reef-World Foundation - the international coordinator of the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) Green Fins initiative - is reminding tourists of the huge environmental impact their actions can have and is calling on people to protect coral reefs by following a few simple guidelines.


Nigeria: Airlines Lose Revenue to Harmattan Haze:

February 14th, 2020

[This Day] Domestic airlines lost huge revenue on Wednesday and Thursday, due to flight cancellations and delays occasioned by bad weather.


Ethiopia: Ethiopian Airlines Resists Pressure to Cancel Flights to China:

February 14th, 2020

[VOA] Washington -As international airlines have canceled flights to China amid fear over the coronavirus, Africa's largest air carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, has refused to do so.


Nigeria: Still On Airport Toll Gate Concession:

February 13th, 2020

[This Day] The attention of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has been drawn to the "Epistle" of Anthony Kila, published in THISDAY of 7th February, 2020. Some clarification has become necessary in the light of the inaccurate and misleading views expressed in the piece under reference.


Nigeria: Nigeria, 52 Others Partner On Dubai Tourism Road Show:

February 13th, 2020

[Vanguard] Nigeria, Ghana and 52 other partners are collaborating with United Arab Emirates (UAE) in its multi-city tourism walk show, tagged 'Dubai Tourism', across major cities in West Africa.


Africa: To Silence the Guns, Restore Nature: Hailemariam Desalegn:

February 12th, 2020

[Addis Standard] In the span of a human life, Mozambique's majestic Gorongosa National Park has flipped: from wildlife haven to killing ground to sacred ground of peacemaking and recovery. This past week, as African Heads of State gathered in Addis Abeba to evaluate progress toward "silencing the guns" and creating an environment conducive to development, Gorongosa stands as both a warning sign and a symbol of hope.


Nigeria: Visa Restrictions for Nigerians:

February 12th, 2020

[This Day] Government should do everything to ensure the ban is lifted


Kenya: Tourism Agency Joins Voices Against Hosting of Koroga Festival at Hell's Gate:

February 12th, 2020

[Nairobi News] Kenya Tourism Federation (KTF) has opposed plans to host the 29th edition of the Koroga Festival inside Hell's Gate National Park in Naivasha, just weeks after Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) approved it.


Nigeria: Nigeria, Ethiopia Sign Visa Waiver Agreement for Officials:

February 12th, 2020

[Premium Times] Nigeria and Ethiopia have signed a visa waiver agreement for diplomatic and official passport holders, and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation in the field of Defence.


Nigeria: Gbajabiamila Urges U.S. to Review Visa Ban On Nigerians:

February 12th, 2020

[This Day] Abuja -The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has urged the United States Government to review its visa ban on Nigerians.


Tanzania: Lesson From Political Tourism:

February 11th, 2020

[Daily News] ...Kinana, Makamba grilled


Kenya: Intrigue Into Sonko's Scuttled Abu Dhabi Trip:

February 11th, 2020

[Nation] Even before the ink dries up on a ruling denying Governor Mike Sonko permission to travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for a UN-Habitat conference, more details have now emerged over the failed trip.


Nigeria: Many Killed As Boko Haram Attacks Strand Travellers At Maiduguri Gate:

February 10th, 2020

[Premium Times] At least 20 persons, mostly travellers, who were stranded outside the military-controlled entrance gate of Maiduguri were on Sunday night killed by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.


Africa: Some African Countries Refusing Entry to Own Citizens Coming From China - Africa CDC:

February 10th, 2020

[News24Wire] The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) says it has received reports that some African countries are refusing entry to their own citizens returning from China in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.


Tanzania: Tanzania to Grab Tourism Opportunities in South Korea Fair:

February 10th, 2020

[Daily News] TANZANIA Tourist Board (TTB) is organizing the first tourism road show in South Korea in May this year with the aim of introducing and promoting Tanzania tourism attractions in South Korea.



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