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Kenyatta Destroys Stockpile of Ivory and Rhino Horn

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday set fire to the world’s biggest stockpile of ivory and rhino horn as a sign that Kenya does not tolerate wildlife poaching. Kenyatta was accompanied by the President of Gabon Ali Bongo Ondimba, Deputy President William Ruto, and other dignitaries to set ablaze 105 …

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Japan wants foreign tourists to avoid ‘public flatulence’

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | A Japanese tourism board has called on foreign tourists to refrain from public “belching or flatulence” in an etiquette guide which was hastily rewritten, reportedly after complaints from a Chinese resident. The Hokkaido Tourism Organization, which represents Japan’s northern-most island, published a downloadable brochure on …

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KCCA: Uganda ready to host 2017 World Xcountry

Sheraton, Imperial Royale and Hotel Africana are gearing to host some of the world’s best long distance athletes and officials next March. The International athletics governing body IAAF officials, led by IAAF Competitions Director Paul Hardy, yesterday confirmed the three hotels had got the nod, saying their wide accommodative space …

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Africa’s tourism ministers meet in Ivory Coast

Over three days (19th to 21st April) high-level tourism representatives from African countries, including 18 tourism ministers, are convening in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to discuss the challenges of the sector and the priorities for the programme of work of UNWTO in the African continent. The event is held in parallel …

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Museveni tours famous Queen Elizabeth park

President Yoweri Museveni has concluded his week-long security assessment tour of the Rwenzori region with a visit to the world famous Queen Elizabeth National Park in western Uganda. As part of the assessment tour, President Museveni took a boat cruise of the entire Kazinga channel where he viewed game park …

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Industry threatens nearly half of natural heritage sites: WWF

Paris, France | AFP Almost half of all natural World Heritage Sites, including the Great Barrier Reef and Machu Picchu, are threatened by industrial activities such as mining, oil exploration and illegal logging, conservation group WWF warned Wednesday. The 114 threatened sites, virtually half the total listed by UNESCO, provide …

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