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Addis Ababa dates great destiny

It is a three-hour flight to Addis Ababa from Dar es Salaam and we touched down at Bole International Airport around 4:00pm in the afternoon. I was the lone invite from Tanzania by Bioscience for Farming in Africa (B4FA), a UK-based journalism fellowship programme that takes place in the four African countries of Tanzania, Uganda, […]

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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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Rwanda gorilla fete up for awards

KIGALI, Rwanda – Rwanda’s annual Kwita Izina, which involves the Rwandan tradition of having the community and invited guests name baby Mountain Gorillas, will join two other projects for the United Nations World Tourism Organization Ulysses Award.  The finals are set for Madrid, Spain ion January 22nd. This was announced by the Rwanda Development Board […]

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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 […]

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Stalemate over Zanzibar Stone Town sites

MWANZA, Tanzania – The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has officially written to the Zanzibar government about the questionable state of conservation of the property at Zanzibar’s Stone Town “Mji Mkongwe.”  Ms Susanna Kari, Associate Expert (Africa Unit), UNESCO World Heritage Centre, based in Paris France wrote to Zanzibar government about the issue.UNESCO wants more information […]

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Bagamoyo aims for Heritage status

MWANZA, Tanzania – Tanzanian authorities are working towards including  the town of Bagamoyo on the World Heritage site list. Dr. Donatius Kamamba, the Tanzania Director of Antiquities, was speaking to East African Business Week recently. The Antiquities Department submitted the application to the World Heritage Committee on February 20, 2006 with reference number 2095. If […]

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Etihad airways-Egyptair expand codeshare partnership

Etihad Airways and Egyptian national airline EGYPTAIR, have announced a significant expansion of their successful codeshare partnership, widening their horizons to cover more destinations in Africa, North Asia and Australia for the benefit and convenience of their customers. Sales on the expanded agreement will come into effect from today, for travel from 2 May. The […]