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AA Travenews New grading rules for hotels in East Africa coming

A new classification criteria for hotels and restaurants in East Africa is under review. The review is aimed to standardize services offered by the accommodation facilities in the region.

“Standardisation will be extended to services offered by the tour operators and tour guides,” said Simon Kiarire, the principal tourism officer with the … read more

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Tanzania Tanzania lLaunches works on Major Dodoma Road

The head of the African Development Bank Group, Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, on Wednesday joined Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan to formally launch the construction of the landmark Dodoma City Outer Ring Road project.

Hundreds of local residents gathered to witness the occasion in the country’s capital, Dodoma. They waved the Tanzanian… read more

  • Conservation & Wildlife

Democratic-Republic-of-the-Congo Reopening of Rwanda Border puts DRC squarely on EAC horizon

When you’re stuck in the same boat but paddling in opposite directions, chances are the boat is going nowhere. This had been the situation with Rwanda and Uganda since February 2019 until recently when the common border was reopened.

Along with Burundi, Kenya, South Sudan, and Tanzania, both are members of the East African Community (… read more

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Rail Tanzania Railways Yapı Merkezi to build Tanzania’s biggest Railway Line

Yapı Merkezi has signed on to undertake a $1.9-billion project in Tanzania.

Having successfully developed an impressive array of world-class projects, Yapı Merkezi has recently signed another contract to construct the third phase of Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam–Mwanza Railway, which will be the fastest railway line ever to be built in E… read more

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Uganda Uganda Airlines How the UAE’s travel ban affects Uganda Airlines

On October 9th, Uganda Airlines launched flights to Dubai International Airport. Staff, passengers, and government officials were all ecstatic following the first landing of flight UR 466 from Entebbe International Airport. Those witnessing the launch hoped that the new service would boost trade, investment, and tourism. However, the incr… read more

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AA Travenews Tourism in East Africa - Unpicked ripe fruit

If there is one thing that East Africa is widely known for, it is definitely its exotic nature scape extending from rivers to lakes, and across the East African Rift Valley. It is with no doubt tourism is one of Tanzania's - indeed East Africa's - major forex earners and contributors to the economy.

Tourism is also one of the major employe… read more

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Uganda Uganda Airlines Mid-Range expansions: Uganda Airlines eyeing Airbus Narrowbodies

Despite having roots that date back to the 1970s, the current incarnation of Uganda Airlines is only three years old, having been founded in January 2018. Therefore, with the world its oyster, the flag carrier of Uganda has its eyes on new aircraft. The operator’s leadership wants these planes to bridge gaps between regional and long-haul routes… read more

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AA Travenews East Africa GDP Set For Full Recovery In Two Years

The bloc's growth is likely to reach an average of 4,1 percent this year, up from 0,4 percent posted last year, according to the African Development Bank's (AfDB) latest economic outlook report for the region

The East African economic growth is projected to recover this year despite COVID-19 setback thanks to sustained public spendi… read more

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Zanzibar Flag Zanzibar fishing, Tourism thrill Ndayishimiye

BURUNDI President, Évariste Ndayishimiye, has acknowledged efforts being taken by Tanzania and Zanzibar governments to promote economic, social and political transformations, saying his country has a lot to learn in its endeavour towards achieving development goals.

The Head of State made the remarks during his talks with Zanzibar P… read more

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