Kenya Tourism

Watamu Tree House: An original masterpiece

Watamu tree house. Bursting with stunning aesthetics, Watamu in Kilifi County is known for its spectacular coastline, crystal clear waters, vibrant coral reefs, pristine beaches, exciting water adventures and marine diversity. When I met Paul Krystall, the owner of Watamu Tree House, he was warm, charming, hospitable – and barefoot. …

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Reinventing tourism amidst dwindling revenues

If Nigeria intends to regain the lost terrain caused by the fallout from the global drop in oil prices, this is the time to pay attention to tourism. ELEOJO IDACHABA collects the opinions of industry experts. Nigeria, like other countries in the world whose economies are largely fueled by petroleum, …

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Despite surveys, hoteliers are seeing higher bed occupancy rates

Tourists on vacation at Voi Wildlife Lodge, August 26, 2014. [Gideon Maundu, Standard] Bed occupancy rates and use of conference facilities hit highs in June and July last seen before the pandemic, the Central Bank of Kenya‘s (CBK) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) hotel survey report shows. In many places, the …

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RFP – Green Hydrogen and Fertilizer Feasibility Study in Olkaria, Kenya

Olkaria II geothermal power plant (Source: UNU) KenGen has issued a call for proposals for the feasibility study to produce green hydrogen, ammonia and fertilizer at the Olkaria geothermal site in Kenya. KenGen has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a feasibility study on the production of green hydrogen, …

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Covid wiped away 2.5 million hours worked in Kenya – study

Business Covid wiped away 2.5 million hours worked in Kenya – study Friday 29 July 2022 Coronavirus COVID-19 infection 3D medical illustration. FILE PHOTO | NMG Kenya lost 2.5 million working hours in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to projections by the African Development Bank (AfDB). The bank’s …

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Why Kenya keeps losing billions in underwater tourism

heritage Why Kenya keeps losing billions in underwater tourism Wednesday 27 July 2022 Tourists having fun at Bamburi Beach Hotel, Mombasa in this photo taken on November 20, 2021. FILEPHOTO | NMG Kenya lacks revenue from underwater tourists who want to delve into history and explore archaeological treasures. The looting …

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Kenyan CEO Mark Steve has been named the most influential youth leader by the Ruler of Dubai

SpotOn Vacations CEO Mark Steve was among the world leaders to be recognized by the Ruler of Dubai during the Pan African Youth Leadership Foundation Global Summit. At the event on Saturday, July 23, Steve was named the Most Influential Youth Leader of the Year for his leadership contribution to …

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Henrietta Mwangola: Blazing the Lodge Trail

By KARI MUTU Henrietta Mwangola is Managing Director of Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge in Tsavo National Park, the first game lodge in Kenya. Many safari lodges in Kenya are run by men, so it is unusual to come across a woman who has held the role for over a decade. …

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East African countries seek cross-border cooperation to combat wildlife trade

Kigali – For many years, East African countries were considered hotspots for the wildlife trade. Now conservation organizations have begun to mobilize all stakeholders to fight the illegal trade in animals – some to the brink of extinction. “Slight progress has been made in tackling the illegal trade in wildlife …

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Raila reiterates his promise to give Kenya its final liberation

Raila Odinga, presidential candidate for Kenya‘s coalition party Azimio La Umoja One, says should he win the presidency next month he will ensure the country realizes all the attributes of the national anthem. During coalition campaign rallies in Naivasha and during a campaign tour of Nakuru County, Raila said his …

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Swan Hellenic’s Andrea Zito on itinerary challenges

The CEO shared the information from onboard the new expedition ship SH Vega last week before her name day cruise from Helsinki to Copenhagen with media and trade. Itineraries 2023 for SH Vega, HH Minervaas well as SH Diana – currently under construction at Helsinki Shipyard – will go on …

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Female leaders who are redefining what power looks like

“If the face of power remains the same, so does suffering. Also, policies that restrict women and girls end up harming everyone. A world that limits the power and influence of women also robs itself of their talents and contributions. Her family, her community and her country feel that absence …

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How to transform travel and tourism with mobile commerce

columnists How to transform travel and tourism with mobile commerce Thursday 14 July 2022 Tourists photograph a lion in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. FILE PHOTO | NMG The travel and tourism industry is steadily recovering, albeit with a degree of concern as we approach next month’s general election. The …

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President Kenyatta, ministers name 150 state job days to surveys

Business President Kenyatta, ministers name 150 state job days to surveys Tuesday 12 July 2022 President Uhuru Kenyatta. FILE PHOTO | NMG President Uhuru Kenyatta’s heads of cabinet have increased the pace of appointments to parastatal bodies and other state-owned agencies, which has been linked to the government’s term expiry …

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Bongo Zozo: A Global Swahili Billboard

By Shimbo Pastory, CSSp. From Galston, Kilmarnock, Scotland, our international correspondent Shimbo Pastory spoke to Bongo Zozo, who is based in Southampton, England, in the south, about his journey with the Swahili language as the world celebrated World Kiswahili Language Day. Bongo Zozo stands out for mentioning a possible enduring …

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FTAN laments Lai Mohammed’s neglect of tourism

… asks Buhari Tourism is recognized worldwide as the largest employer of labor and the engine of human society and economic development due to its multiplier effect. With this in mind, many nations of the world pay close attention to its development by initiating key policies and measurable implementation strategies …

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New property fences are still popping up in the Greater Mara

The following section assesses our main findings regarding the growth of fenced areas over time relative to 1) protection types, 2) administrative boundaries, and 3) other fences. Fencing in relation to land governance A general growth of fenced areas can be observed throughout the Greater Mara in the 00’s but …

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PAWA honors Presidents Akufo-Addo, Buhari and others

Akufo Addo The Pan African Writers Association (PAWA) has honored President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his contributions and support to the Association’s development. It also honored Nigerian President Muhammed Buhari and Vice Professor Yemi Osinbajo for their support of the association. The awards, recognizing Ghana’s support for PAWA since …

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A mangrove conservation project has improved life and possibly the air in this Kenyan village

The village of Gazi Bay on Kenya’s coast, just 55 kilometers south of bustling Mombasa and off the country’s beaten tourist path, has emerged in recent years as a model for the restoration and care of carbon-absorbing mangrove trees. The Mikoko Pamoja project has preserved 100 hectares of mangroves.(AP: Brian …

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Kenya Safari Packages From India – How To Plan The Best Trip

From visa application to vaccinations, when to travel, places to visit and for how long, here is a perfect guide on how to plan the best Kenya safari packages from India. Kenya is one of the few countries in Africa that boasts all sorts of tourist attractions. From wildlife-rich savannas …

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Djibouti joins the TWIX network to fight wildlife trade in the Horn of Africa

Neighboring countries around the world face obstacles to coordinating and sharing vital information in the fight against wildlife trafficking. This is where TWIX (Trade in Wildlife Information eXchange) comes in. It is an online tool that facilitates information sharing between countries and supports international collaboration between wildlife law enforcement and …

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Manifestos show candidates for the governor of Vihiga who back women and youth

Vihiga County Governor Dr. Wilber Ottichilo. [Benjamin Sakwa, Standard] The candidates running for the governorship of Vihiga County for the Aug. 9 election have narrowed their manifestos to youth empowerment and job creation. Governor Wilber Ottichilo, defending his seat on an Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party map, faces him with …

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Uganda coffee a hit in foreign markets but shunned at home

BY GILBERT MWIJUKE On a sunny morning, Nasser Mutesasira hands out free packets of processed coffee to farmers who sell coffee beans to his company for processing. “I’m giving you this coffee so you can taste your own products,” says Mutesasira, who buys coffee beans from 991 farmers in the …

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Developer is building Sh539m Kisumu Beach Apartments

counties Developer is building Sh539m Kisumu Beach Apartments Tuesday 21 June 2022 Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o. PHOTO | JAMES EKWAM | NMG A developer has increased stakes in residential and tourism offerings in Kisumu with Sh539 million in floating beachfront apartments on the shores of Lake Victoria. The iconic structure, …

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Go Here, Not There: Low-crowd alternatives to top outdoor getaways

“],”renderIntial”:true,”wordCount”:350}”> For city travelers second city tourism means skipping a country’s most famous city to enjoy a destination that’s still impressive but less well-trodden. Think: Chicago instead of New York City or Manchester, England instead of London. This concept can easily be applied to outdoor getaways as well. Just trade …

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Despite the enormous potential, East Africa’s tourism resources remain untapped

By Janeth Mushi arusha The vast natural resources in the East African Community (EAC) bloc have not yet been fully developed for tourism. Visitors to the recently held tourism exhibition said that the world-renowned attractions that the region is endowed with do not match the number of visitors. Richard Gafabusa, …

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The legendary Hilton Nairobi will close its doors in December after 53 years

After 53 years of activity, the legendary Hilton Nairobi, a symbol of luxurious hospitality, was in Kenya, will close its doors indefinitely in December. The hotel said it will deploy some staff at hotels in its Nairobi Hilton portfolio. “Following extensive discussions with the hotel owner, the Hilton Nairobi will …

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Kenya Railways has introduced a night service between Nairobi and Kisumu

After improvements the On the Kisumu route, passengers will be able to travel at night starting this Friday. The Kisumu Night Train now stops before arriving at Kikuyu, Naivasha, Nakuru, Njoro, Elburgon, Turi, Molo, Mau Summit, Londiani, Kedowa, Kipkelion, Tunnel, Fort Ternan, Koru, Muhoroni, Chemelil, Kibigori, Miwani and Kibos its …

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Position Kenya as a hub for event tourism

ideas & debate Position Kenya as a hub for event tourism Tuesday 07 June 2022 Children watch and listen as puppeteers perform an interactive show during the revamped storytelling festival at Alliance Francaise in Nairobi. PHOTO| AUGUSTIN SANG | NMG Leading destination brands around the world have successfully used event …

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50 Years Investing in Rhinos – Business Daily

company 50 year investment in rhinos Saturday 04 June 2022 Ian Craig, Owner of Lewa Conservancy and Director of Conservation, Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) during interview at Serena Hotel, Nairobi on May 19, 2022. PHOTO | LUCY WANJIRU | NMG Ian Craig swears by two things: safe wilderness and conservation. …

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Mnangagwa retires Munodawafa and appoints a new permanent secretary of the Ministry of Tourism

By Thandiwe Garusa PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed Raphael Tayerera Faranisi as the new Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism. The post was previously held by Munesushe Munodawafa, who will retire in August. This was announced by the President’s Chief Secretary, Misheck Sibanda, in a statement on Wednesday. “His …

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Kenya: EABL to build Sh1bn microbrewery

Nairobi – East African Breweries Plc (EABL) has commissioned the construction of a Sh1 billion microbrewery that will serve as an innovation hub for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The facility, adjacent to Tusker Brewery in Ruaraka, will consist of a microbrewery, tasting room, taproom and flagship store. The build was …

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Africa’s tourism sector is on the up again

Africa’s tourism industry has all but disappeared during the pandemic, but now travelers are returning to the continent. The Grand Daddy Hotel in central Cape Town, South Africa bustles with activity. Guests check in at reception, there’s a gin tasting on the second floor, while cocktails are served on the …

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How a black American became the tourism boss of Elmina, Ghana

Rashad McCrorey was in Ghana for the first time in January 2015. A visit to the West African country was not planned. His school in the US, Drew University, where he earned his Masters in Theology, had a course called Cross-Cultural Experience that prepared him to go to Cameroon. But …

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Ministry to limit visitors to parks and game reserves

Business Ministry to limit visitors to parks and game reserves Wednesday, May 25, 2022 Tourists in the Masai Mara. FILE PHOTO | NMG BY ELIZABETH KIVUVAMore from this author summary Highly trafficked parks and reserves, Masai Mara, Amboseli and Nairobi National Park, will not allow visitors above their capacity of …

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Kenya launches strategy to align the future of its tourism sector

Nairobi – The Department of Tourism and Wildlife has launched a new strategy aimed at diversifying the country’s tourism offering and breaking away from its reliance on safari and beach tourism. Dubbed “the new vision for Kenya‘s tourism”, the strategy will provide a roadmap for the sector and shape the …

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Kenya: EABL announces 100 million shillings pledge to save elephants

Nairobi – East African Breweries Limited (EABL) has pledged Sh100 million in partnership with the government to help save elephants in Kenya as it turns 100 years old. In a ceremony attended by Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala and Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes on Wednesday, EABL Group Managing Director Jane …

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Radisson Blu reduces its Kenyan workforce by 30%

General Manager Russel Storey explained the reason for the 30% staff reduction, saying demand for the hotel’s services is not expected to be quite as high as it was in pre-pandemic times. “We had around 300 employees before we closed two years ago and we deployed just over 210 when …

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Kenya welcomes Indian travelers as tourism recovery takes shape

Nairobi – The tourism sector has received a major boost from the Indian market with the visit of about 300 tourists for a field trip on the country’s tourism products. Last week Kenya hosted 150 Indian travelers for a sightseeing tour in Nairobi and Masai Mara, while another group is …

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COVID-19 Travel Restrictions: Kenya – Kiwi.com

Can I enter Kenya? Kenya is open for tourism to all countries from April 2022. However, due to the current COVID-19 restrictions in place, only fully vaccinated travelers can enter Kenya for tourism. All travelers must upload their COVID-19 related documents to Global port before leaving for Kenya. Nairobi, Kenya …

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Government signs Memorandum of Understanding on diplomatic training with Hellenic Republic

The government has signed a bilateral memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field of diplomatic training with the Hellenic Republic. Foreign Affairs CS Raychelle A. Omamo said the framework developed by the MoU signifies Kenya‘s commitment to cooperate in training diplomatic personnel and sharing information and publications. “We agreed …

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BC Documentaries Highlight Global Injustices in Salmanowitz Screening

After traveling the world—from Poland to Kenya to Hawaii—to produce social justice documentaries, the Boston College filmmakers screened their completed film projects at the 24th Annual BC Arts Festival. The students created the documentaries in collaboration with British Columbia’s Jacques Salmanowitz Civil Courage in Film Program, which provides financial grants …

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The Dark Side of Tourism – Marketplace

where are you going this summer When the pandemic hits a “new phase” and more countries are reopening their borders, There is an opportunity to dust off travel plans. Maybe it’s finally time to rebook this trip. Before the pandemic, it was easier than ever to visit faraway places. Global …

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Travelers can now fly non-stop from Minnesota to Nairobi

Shipping & Logistics Travelers can now fly non-stop from Minnesota to Nairobi Tuesday 03 May 2022 Passengers on international arrivals at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on November 29, 2021. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NMG By GERALD ANDAEMore from this author summary The move is a boost for the airline …

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The redevelopment of domestic airports is intended to boost tourism

The Herald Tapiwanashe MangwiroSenior Economic ReporterPLAYERS in the tourism industry have welcomed the Airports Company of Zimbabwe’s (ACZ) ongoing airport rehabilitation program, saying it will complement efforts to grow the tourism sector to a $3 billion industry by 2023 through improved connectivity between domestic destinations . This comes after growing …

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Investing in Africa – How to Become a Kenya Travel Agent

As any seasoned tourist will tell you, the best Kenya safaris result from careful planning and collaboration between a Kenyan travel agent and their client. Recently, there is an increased demand for more tourism products and a significant number of entrepreneurs are therefore considering the industry as a haven for …

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Last Chance events at the Hoboken Museum; Submit US travel photos for upcoming project | forthcoming

Last chance to witness these events at the Hoboken Museum The Thomas Edison Film Festival Docs Pushing Boundaries program closes on Saturday April 30th with documentaries from Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Kenya, Switzerland and the USA. Docs Pushing Boundaries is available on demand free to the public on the TEFF …

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How politicians and Nigerians wired 25 billion shillings in days

Business How politicians and Nigerians wired 25 billion shillings in days Tuesday April 26, 2022 BY ADONIJAH NDEGEMore from this author summary The cash movement over the two months involved over 10 companies owned by the same people and registered under nearly identical names in Kenya, Dubai, the US, Nigeria, …

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Less famous but no less beautiful

Lying on both sides of the equator, Kenya is undoubtedly one of Africa’s most popular travel destinations. It has vast, world-renowned national parks where animals roam free in their natural habitat in a beautiful, diverse, natural and mostly untouched landscape. And for its wildlife, Kenya is a dream safari destination. …

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Tanzania’s Maasai appeal to West to stop evictions over conservation plans | Global development

Thousands of Maasai herders in northern Tanzania have written to the UK, US and EU governments asking for help to stop plans to evict them from their ancestral lands. More than 150,000 Maasai are at risk of being evicted by the Tanzanian government due to actions by the UN cultural …

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After the merger, the state authority plans new loans totaling ATS 12.6 billion

capital markets After the merger, the state authority plans new loans totaling ATS 12.6 billion Wednesday April 20, 2022 Christopher Huka, Director General of Kenya Development Corporation (KDC). PHOTO | SWIMMING POOL By CONSTANT MUNDAMore from this author summary The government-backed DFI inherited a loan book of about Shillings 4.5 …

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Zanzibar hotel responds to allegations of sexual assault and harassment by Nigerian guests

Zainab Oladehinde says she traveled to Zanzibar on April 15, 2021. [Source: Zainab Oladehinde, Twitter] Zanzibar-based Warere Beach Hotel responded to allegations of sexual assault by a Nigerian woman on Twitter around 1pm on Saturday 16 April. Using the microblogging application, Zainab Oladehinde shared her experience a year ago when …

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No hiding place for defaulting government loans while KDC fusses

company No hiding place for defaulting government loans while KDC fusses Friday April 15, 2022 After more than seven years of reforms, the Treasury last year merged three government development finance institutions (DFIs) – Industrial and Commercial Development Corporation (ICDC), Tourism Finance Corporation (TFC) and Industrial Development Bank Capital Ltd …

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Home Office contractors accused of paying for sex while deporting migrants | home office

An investigation has been launched after allegations that Home Office contractors were paying for sex while deporting people abroad, the Guardian has learned. Five whistleblowers said some colleagues had regularly paid sex workers for overnight stays for a period of 10 years after accompanying migrants on flights from the UK. …

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The luxury lodges where guests can “help” dehorn rhinos, tie up wild dogs or monitor pangolins

Many high-end lodges and game reserves in Africa now offer guests the opportunity to partake in hands-on conservation experiences. For an additional fee, guests can accompany veterinarians who track, monitor, or collar animals such as rhino, elephant, cheetah, wild dog, and even pangolins. Unlike extended volunteer programs, these usually only …

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Malaysian Airlines 737 crashes into air, passengers “float” in their seats

Malaysia Airlines last Sunday responded to questions about an “incident” involving one of its Boeing 737 aircraft, commenting that “due to technical issues with the aircraft, compounded by inclement weather on the route, the aircraft performed a flight turnaround.” These “problems” caused MH2664, which was flying from Kuala Lumpur International …

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Africa: Renewed campaign for Kiswahili by AU and Unesco

The renewed push for Kiswahili to become a lingua franca in Africa promises to benefit the continent and the world. Efforts aim to reduce Africa’s reliance on foreign languages ​​in official communications, lead to the recognition and spread of Kiswahili, and promote Pan-Africanism. However, the campaign faces a number of …

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10 African currencies with the highest exchange rates against the dollar in Q1 2022

To do this, we meticulously compared the currencies used in all 54 countries in Africa by converting the sum of 1000 in each of these currencies into dollars. What you should know about exchange rates Before we go ahead and reveal the top 10 African currencies as of Q1 2022, …

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Norfolk reopens after 21 months of closure

companies Norfolk reopens after 21 months of closure Monday 04 April 2022 The front view of the Fairmont Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi. PHOTO | FILE By BONFACE OTIENOMore from this author Summary A dispute over pay cuts forced the property’s owners to close its doors indefinitely nearly two years ago, …

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Post-Oscars, KICC is eyeing the Cannes Festival as it relies on incentives to market Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 1 – The Kenya International Convention Center is using incentives to market the experience of delegates and Kenya as a whole, Nana Gecaga said, highlighting the convention’s recent attendance at the 94th Academy Awards, commonly known as the Oscars, held in Los Angeles. The use of incentives …

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How China’s TikTok And Facebook Influencers Drive Propaganda – Jammu Kashmir Latest News | tourism

Washington, March 30 – Speaking to her 1.4 million social media followers, Vica Li says she is a “life blogger” and “food lover” who wants to teach her fans about China so they can travel the country easily .“Through my lens, I will take you through China, taking you into …

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Investing in cleaner energy to reduce climate change

Earth Advocates is an occasional series of Tufts graduates working on climate change and sustainability issues around the world. Do you know others who are leaders in their communities? Let us know below [email protected] Kartikeya Singh, F16, PhD in Ecology in International Relations, supports global efforts to transition energy grids …

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Minister Bartlett visits Canada for major Jamaica 60 and GTRCMC activities

Secretary of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett [KINGSTON, Jamaica]- Expanding the outreach of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center (GTRCMC) and engaging the diaspora in the 60th anniversary celebrationsth Jamaica’s independence anniversaries are high on the agenda as Tourism Secretary Hon Edmund Bartlett heads to Canada for four days …

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Wall Street push for EC black rhino protection

Warning: This article may contain graphic and/or adult content unsuitable for minors and sensitive readers. Read the article Bond for species protection Two wildlife sanctuaries in the Eastern Cape, home to critically endangered black rhinos, will receive $10 million to help fight poaching and improve the animals’ conditions. Addo Elephant …

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Commission partner Gombe govt on diversification

Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission has partnered with the Gombe State Government to ensure improved revenue generation through economic diversification. On Tuesday, during a three-day advocacy workshop on economic diversification and improved revenue generation, Gombe State Deputy Governor Manassah Jatau described the workshop’s focus on “Economic Diversification and Revenue …

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Mt. Kenya tycoon who chased Raila out of posh hotel

It’s not often that a tycoon kicks a presidential hopeful out of his respected establishment over political differences, but this was the case in the run-up to the 2007 general election. The story of businesswoman Lucy Weru, a relative of then-President Mwai Kibaki, who evicted ODM Party leader Raila Odinga …

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United Arab Emirates: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid meets the Presidents of Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mauritius and the CEO of Snap Inc at Expo 2020 in Dubai

Download logo His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, today met with the Presidents of Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mauritius in their respective pavilions at Expo 2020 Dubai. Sheikh Mohammed said the UAE is keen to strengthen ties …

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Kenya needs neighbors for cruise tourism

letters Kenya needs neighbors for cruise tourism Monday, March 14, 2022 Tourists disembark from the MS Voyager, which called at Mombasa port on its return voyage from Zanzibar to the Seychelles with a total of 687 passengers and 452 crew members. It is the first cruise ship in 2016. PHOTO …

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Mnangagwa seeks Kenya’s help in lifting sanctions and taming critics

By AGGREY MUTAMBO BY KITSEPILE NYATHI Zimbabwe’s President Emerson Mnangagwa and his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta this week toasted new agreements and newfound closer diplomatic ties between their countries. The two presidents signed seven letters of intent for diplomatic consultations; tourism and nature conservation; and investigations into civil aircraft accidents …

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Kenya: Balala says Kenya is on the path to sustainable tourism

Nairobi — Kenya is currently implementing the Cop 26 statements on sustainability and climate change, said Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife Najib Balala. As part of the commitment to achieve sustainable tourism, Kenya had announced that it would limit the use of vehicle transport in all national parks and …

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ED in Kenya for crucial bilateral engagement

The chronicle Mushrooms Kwaramba and Mukudzei ChingwerePRESIDENT Mnangagwa arrived in Nairobi, Kenya yesterday for a crucial two-day indaba with his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta. The President was welcomed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by Kenyan Foreign Minister Dr. Raychelle Omamo and Zimbabwe’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Ambassador …

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SAA and KQ consider working together to survive

In a year as Africa’s airlines continue to battle the long effects of Covid-19, the stakes are particularly high for two of the continent’s largest airlines as they tentatively pool their resources in a fight for survival. Kenya Airways (KQ) and South African Airways (SAA) signed a strategic partnership framework …

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Traveling astray: Trailer for the tourism-critical document “The Last Tourist”

Traveling astray: Trailer for the tourism-critical document “The Last Tourist” by Alex Billington March 3, 2022Source: vimeo “We are unconscious consumers.” Utopia has unveiled an official trailer for a compelling documentary titled The Last Tourist, made by filmmaker Tyson Sadler. It premiered at last year’s Vancouver Film Festival 2021 and …

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Tanzania’s Zanzibar Island is helping Ukrainians stranded by the Russian invasion

DAR ES SALAM, TANZANIA — Authorities on Tanzania’s semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar are helping at least 900 Ukrainian tourists stranded in Ukraine after Russia’s invasion. Zanzibar’s President Hussein Mwinyi said Monday they would help about 900 Ukrainians who were vacationing there when Russia invaded their country last week. Authorities said …

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Zim to attend the environmental gathering

The Herald Herald reporter Zimbabwe will join other United Nations member states in the fifth two-day United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), which begins today in Kenya. UNEA brings together representatives of the 193 member states of the United Nations, business, civil society and other stakeholders to agree on policies to …

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Rehabilitation of 140 museums and prehistoric sites begins

Gate to Kariandusi Prehistoric Site in Gigil, Nakuru County. January 23, 2020. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard] History lovers from around the world and the Kikopey community gathered at the Kariandusi prehistoric site on Friday to mark the start of the restoration of over 140 museums and prehistoric sites in Kenya. The …

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Lawmakers are asking Saccos to support government projects

MOMBASA, Kenya, Feb. 24 – Two parliamentary committees have urged Saccos to mobilize their vast resources and invest in projects aligned with the Big Four agenda and Vision 2030. Members of the National Assembly Committee on Commerce, Industry and Co-operatives and the Senate Committee on Tourism, Commerce and Industrialization noted …

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Zanzibar deploys rapid Covid testing technology as part of bid to revitalize tourism

Shipping & Logistics Zanzibar deploys rapid Covid testing technology as part of bid to revitalize tourism Wednesday 23 February 2022 Zanzibar President Hussein Mwinyi. PHOTO | COURTESY BY OCHIENG’OREYOMore from this author Summary The east African country on Tuesday became the first nation on the continent to launch the exponential …

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Attention to US for review of travel advisories as Covid cases fall

economy Attention to US for review of travel advisories as Covid cases fall Monday 21 February 2022 Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NMG By GERALD ANDAEMore from this author Summary The US Center for Disease Control downgraded Kenya to Level 3 last month due to rising …

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Painter Michael Armitage: “Goya is a haunting presence”

Francisco de Goya shook the artistic life of Michael Armitage more than once. Armitage first met the Spanish veteran on a trip to Madrid in his late teens. Knowing nothing of his dates or his work, he assumed that Goya’s “Black Paintings” – a visceral cycle of frescoes the artist …

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Popular Nairobi restaurant Nyama Mama problems deepen

The future of Nairobi’s popular Nyama Mama restaurant is now in jeopardy after the franchise’s financial woes escalated. The franchise was placed under administration just months after its owners were accused of acquiring a Ksh 520 million loan. In a newspaper ad Wednesday, Harveen Gadhoke, the CEO of management consulting …

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Tourism leaders are urging world governments to work urgently to protect the oceans

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and France co-organized a session entitled “Tourism in the Blue Economy” attended by high-level officials who agreed that the introduction of such an economy would reduce the threats of climate change and plastic could combat pollution and resource overexploitation. In a press release published …

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The inclusion of Congo in EA block is a big boost for regional trading: Desai

CS Adan Mohamed, EAC Secretary General Peter Mutuku Mathuki (C) and DRC Deputy Prime Minister Christophe Lutundula Apala at the Windsor Club, January 2022. [Edward Kiplimo, Standard] The addition of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to the East African Community will create a real value proposition, huge market …

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The dramatic rescue of Kerala youth Babu sheds light on the dangers of unsafe adventure tourism

Illegal adventure tourism in the forests of Kerala has been on the rise since the advent of social media, with more and more people preferring to travel through the unexplored wilderness without proper preparation. Palakkad youth R Babu, who was rescued by the Indian Army on Wednesday February 9 after …

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16 West Pokot County officials are stepping down to pursue politics ahead of the 2022 election

West Pokot Governor Prof. John Lonyangapuo during a recent press conference in Nakuru County. [Kipsang Joseph] Nearly 16 senior county officials in West Pokot have resigned to pursue politics in the upcoming general election. Six out of 10 members of the County Executive Committee have resigned, leaving Governor John Lonyangapuo …

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President Kenyatta commissions Mombasa County Regional Cancer Center

Download logo President Uhuru Kenyatta today inaugurated a state-of-the-art regional cancer center at the Coast General Teaching and Referral Hospital in Mombasa. The state-of-the-art facility, developed in partnership between the National Government and Mombasa District Government as part of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) pillar of the Big 4 agenda, …

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Improving connectivity between West African countries

Air travelers in West and Central Africa are doing so in tears because of bottlenecks created by African governments. For example, a flight from Abuja to Douala in Cameroon, which borders Nigeria, could take around 24 hours. This is because the passenger may need to fly from Nigeria to Addis …

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“Glass Art Wonderland”: a unique project in Nairobi

*The art of glassblowing is a unique endeavor practiced by only a few companies in Africa.* Anselm Kitengela Hot Glass has been in the business for over three decades creating fine glass art and products. “We recycle clear window glass and green bottles. Mainly we focus on clear window glass …

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Can Nigeria see beyond oil? [Business Africa]

Oil has an outsized impact on Nigeria’s economy, although it accounts for a relatively small proportion of GDP, around 9 percent in 2021. Oil sales accounted for a third of the government’s budget revenue and about 90% of the country’s export earnings in 2020. The country pumped 1.7 million barrels …

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Could Kenya increase entry for surrogacy?

There is an opportunity to step up surrogacy travel to Kenya as legislation shuts down competing markets such as India. Several Asian nations have enacted stricter surrogacy regulations to restrict surrogacy tourism, most recently India. Surrogacy and/or egg donation have proven to be a bonus for people who otherwise have …

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Latest Covid, Omicron and Vaccine News: Live Updates

imageThe Omicron wave filled Brooklyn hospitals including Brookdale Hospital Medical Center last month.Credit…Dave Sanders for the New York Times The omicron wave is now receding in states where the extremely contagious variant arrived later, and some governors say it’s time pandemic-weary Americans try to restore a sense of normalcy and …

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Review finds about 80 laws to reduce decentralization

The Board of Governors re-elected Chairman Martin Wambora and Deputy Chairman James Ongwae, who addressed the media as they unveiled the new office. [ Jenipher Wachie, Standard] The Council of Governors (CoG) was in the news this week, first with a section of the print media predicting tough battles during …

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Kilifi leaders optimistic about China’s plan to build museum

Kenya‘s High Commissioner for Tanzania Dan Kazungu. [Pius Cheruiyot, Standard] Kilifi leaders have welcomed the Chinese government’s plans to build a museum and industrial park in Mambrui, near the city of Malindi. The initiative honors one of China’s greatest pioneering seafarers, Zheng He, who landed in the coastal town more …

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Hotels in Nakuru are fully booked ahead of the June Safari Rally in Kenya

BY MACHARIA MWANGI Hoteliers in Kenya‘s Nakuru City have started taking bookings for June’s Safari Rally as residents brace for an uptick in business. The county signed a pact last Sunday to keep the event in the World Rally Championship through 2026. This year it will take place between June …

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The state begins development of the second phase of the Lapsset Corridor

Lapsset Director General Stephen Ikua (standing) with Chairman Titus Ibui (left) and Maina Kiondo. [Courtesy] The Lapsset Corridor Development Authority (Lapsset) Corridor Development Authority has embarked on the next phase of transport network development following the launch of Lamu Port last May. The agency said it is now focusing on …

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SJPC appoints Chris Perks as Director of Engineering

Courtesy of SJPC Published 01/22/2022 17:54 by The Maritime Executive South Jersey Port Corporation is pleased to announce the recent appointment of veteran engineer Chris Perks to the organization’s team. Perks has been appointed Director of Engineering to support the agency’s growth strategy and continue to provide quality customer service …

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Snapshot of African economy as @ 210122

Friday, January 21, 2022 / 12:15 p.m. / United Capital Research / Header Image Credit:Courtneyk, iStock Anglophone West Africa Nigeria According to the National Bureau of Statistics, consumer prices rose 15.6% yoy in December 2021, beating consensus estimates (14.8%; Bloomberg). According to the Minister of Finance in a presentation of …

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The Daily Herald – Geothermal: Delivering Opportunities Beyond Electricity

Artistic representation of the extraction and use of geothermal energy. CASTRIES, St. Lucia–The harnessing of geothermal energy — that is, the heat that comes from beneath the earth — in the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) areas has been an ongoing topic of research and exploration since the …

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President Áder meets the Kenyan President in Nairobi

Kenya wants to increase its presence in Central Europe and is ready to open a diplomatic mission in Budapest as soon as possible, said Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta told The Hungarian counterpart János Áder on Monday in Nairobi. Áder is the first Hungarian President to visit Kenya since independence. At …

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Kenya: Aakif Virani named 2021 Motorsport Personality of the Year

Nairobi – Division One champion Aakif Virani beat greatest challenger Carl “Flash” Tundo to be crowned the 2021 Kenyan Motorsport Personality of the Year during a colorful ceremony at the WRC Safari Rally Secretariat in Kasarani. The acclaimed Skoda Fabia R5 driver beamed in his video message about his fairytale …

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Janjangbureh Kankurang Festival 2022 takes on a new dimension

Hasssoum Ceesay, Director General of the National Center for Arts and Culture (NCAC), made the announcement The point newspaper in a pre-festival interview at his office in The Gambia’s National Museum on Monday. DG Ceesay announced that this year’s festival takes on a new dimension as the Local Organizing Committee …

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Kenya’s active role in the Global South’s agenda is paying off »Capital News

The rise of the Global South is attributed to increased trade and investment, accelerated regional integration and improved knowledge and technology exchange between the low and middle income countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. The most visible manifestation of this increasingly influential grouping of states is the …

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Debt servicing, weak shilling reduces Kenya’s net foreign assets by 763 million

BY VICTOR JUMA Kenya‘s net international assets decreased $ 763 million in the year through September, the largest decrease ever, suggesting local financial institutions liquidated some of their overseas portfolios. The net external assets (NFA) refer to the total external assets of the banks and the Central Bank of Kenya …

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Tanzanians register for the Soundoff Music Festival Dubai

A press release from the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism (DET), the organizer of the festival and exhibition, said this week that Tanzania is so far among the nine countries whose winners have started winning the tickets. The winners are the United States, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Zambia, Uganda, Great …

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KQ pilots are pushing for a revision of the airline’s board of directors and management

Kenya Airways is still suffering from the effects of Covid-19 which is constantly evolving. The aviation industry’s degree of recovery in 2021 is now threatened by the Omicron variant. [File, Standard] Kenya Airways pilots are pushing for a revision of the airline’s management and board of directors, arguing that the …

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Kenya’s foreign wealth falls $ 769 million

BY VICTOR JUMA Kenya‘s net international assets decreased by Ksh 87.1 billion ($ 769.7 million) in the year through September, the largest decrease ever, suggesting local financial institutions liquidated some of their overseas portfolios. The net external assets (NFA) refer to the total external assets of the banks and the …

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KTB supports efforts to contain the spread of Covid and save the tourism sector

KTB Chairman and Managing Director Savora Group of Hotels Jimi Kariuki. The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has endorsed the Covid-19 guidelines, including the guideline requiring tourists to be vaccinated before they can be admitted to local accommodations. Today, KTB chairman Jimi Kariuki said the speed at which the Omicron variant …

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President Uhuru confirms merger of Kenya Airways with South African Airways

President Kenyatta has announced that Kenya Airways (KQ) and South African Airways (SAA) will work together to create a pan-African airline. Kenyatta said in its New Years message that the new airline will have unmatched continental reach and global coverage. “To promote tourism, trade and social engagement; and to strengthen …

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Narok County Signs Wildlife Agency Agreement to Protect Masai Mara. away

Maasai giraffes cross the road in the Masai Mara Game Reserve on May 23, 2021. [Robert,Kiplagat, Standard] The Narok County government and the Masai Mara Wildlife Conservancy Association have signed a two-year agreement that accelerates conservation efforts for one of Africa’s most famous wildlife sanctuaries. In addition to the larger …

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Equity Bank assists investors in finding business deals in the DRC

From the East Africans Nairobi. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has given Kenyans a tip to invest in their minerals and agriculture sectors to do business that will receive funding from Equity Bank. East Kasai Province Governor Jeanette Musuamba said the Democratic Republic of the Congo – which …

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