Tourism

Speke Resort adds more Suites

KAMPALA, Uganda–This Valentine’s Day and financial year, Speke Resort Munyonyo is a must destination.  Your preference will be added to the Queen of England who hailed the cook there for whetting appetites during the first Chogm meeting in Africa in 2007. Late Muammar Qadaffi pitched his tent and offered to buy the property. As if […]

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Marriott announces new marketing team for Africa

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates-  Marriott International has announced the expansion and strengthening of its Sales and Marketing Leadership Team for Middle East and Africa.  This bold new initiative comes on the heels of the successful mega merger between Marriott International and Starwood Hotels and Resorts and the fast progressing integration of the two companies. The […]

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Marriott to take over Protea hotels

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – Marriott International, Inc.  and South Africa’s Protea Hospitality Holdings last week announced a tentative  deal in which the US-based chain is to buy Protea’s three brands and management company.  The deal is expected to be closed by April 1, 2014.   According to a statement availed to East African Business […]

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$48m earmarked for Tanzania roads

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania -The Tanzania government has received $48 million from Japan in grants for improving road and electricity infrastructure in Dar es Salaam city. The grants will pay for the widening of the new Bagamoyo road project and reinforcement of the power distribution at a cost of $303,488. According to a statement, the […]

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Drones to protect Uganda wildlife

KAMPALA, Uganda – The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has said it will start using spy drones as one of the measures to curb the increasing levels of poaching in its national parks. Dr. Andrew Sseguya the UWA Executive Director told Media Owners and Editors in Kampala that they intend to take up the measure before […]

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Turkish Airlines Helps Lift Trade

Erbil Akgun, the General Manager for Turkish Airlines (Uganda)had a one-on-one with East African Business Week about operations between Entebbe and Istanbul, as well as other related issues to expanding trade with Turkey and Uganda. Below are excerpts: Question: Have Turkish business people responded positively to developing trade links with Ugandans since Turkish Airlines started […]