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Witchcraft practices discouraging tourists from Ssezibwa falls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uncontrolled witchcraft practices at Ssezibwa falls in Buikwe district are discouraging local tourists from visiting the falls despite its beautiful scenery. According to legendary tales, Ssezibwa was born of Nakangu Tebatesa, the wife of Nsubuga Ssebwato.  It is alleged that Nakangu gave birth to …

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For China virus insurance, check the small print

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Companies and tourists out of pocket from the global disruption caused by the virus epidemic in China risk meeting a cold shoulder from insurers, industry experts warn. Basic travel insurance policies are unlikely to cover epidemics. Instead, individuals are being advised initially to consult their …

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Anti-Asian assaults a ‘neglected’ plight in France

Vitry-sur-Seine, France | AFP |  Ming was getting off the bus in the Paris suburbs when a masked man attempted to rip her handbag from her. When she resisted, the attacker threw her to the ground and beat her unconscious. The ordeal left her with two fractures and suffering from post-traumatic …

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Tourism grew slowest in 2019 – BOU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Tourism earnings are estimated to have grown slower in the first ten months of 2019, according to to the Central Bank. The government planned to attract more one million tourists this year on top of the 1.8million people received in 2018.  But the Central Bank …

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Despair, jihadism and revolt: Mali’s torn heart

Mopti, Mali | AFP |  Untroubled by time, the mighty Niger River glides through the Sahel city as women wash their clothes in its brackish waters and cows slumber nearby in the heat. But this peaceful image is an illusion, for Mopti, a city of 150,000 people, is on a dark, …

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Budhagali’s burial site to become an attraction

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Traditional healers led by their leader, Kezia Kulanama have resolved to construct a statue alongside Budhagali Nabamba’s grave which will attract tourists. Speaking to journalists on Thursday after launching their sixth day of traditional mourning, Kulanama argues that, the graves of over 38 ancestors of …

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Burkina tourist hub loses Western visitors to jihadist threat

Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso | AFP | “They’ve placed us in the red zone, which means the tourists aren’t coming like before. Even the aid workers don’t come,” said Antoine Atiou, governor of Burkina Faso’s Hauts-Bassins region. The “red zone” refers to the risk of jihadist attacks — a top-end warning by …

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Development dilemma as eastern Greenland eyes tourism boost

Kulusuk, Denmark | AFP | Kayaking past blue-white icebergs drifting along near a pristine harbour, wandering around colourful houses or trekking in the snow-capped wilderness: July and August are high season for tourists in eastern Greenland. Many of the 85,000 tourists who visit each year head to the west coast, but …

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