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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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UGANDAN ART: Kizito’s path of defiance

Artworks shaped by a life of observation Kizito Maria Kasule is an art scholar and practicing painter who has been heavily influenced by circumstances, the environment and imagination almost in equal measure. Through his over a quarter century practice, he has gone through many seasons and transitions and now occupies …

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Carnival to send first US-Cuba ship in over 50 years

Miami, United States | AFP | Carnival got official approval to send its first cruise ship to Cuba from the United States in half a century, the leisure travel giant said Monday, as President Barack Obama made a landmark visit to Havana. The cruise line will send its 704-passenger MV …

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European travel stocks slide after Brussels blasts

London, United Kingdom | AFP Shares in airlines and travel sector companies fell heavily across European stock markets on Tuesday after explosions in Brussels. Twin blasts at Brussels airport killed at least one person and wounded several others, officials said, and Brussels train staff also reported a subsequent explosion at …

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