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  • Miscellaneous

AA Travenews East Africa’s Economy to Grow by 4 Percent in 2022

A report by the Africa Development Bank (ADB) now says East African economies are expected to grow by four percent in this year. The African Development Bank forecasts the region’s GDP at four per cent this year, before recovering to 4.7 per cent in 2023, helped by the reopening of the economies after the Covid-19 containment measure… read more


  • Miscellaneous

Gambia UAE bans 20 African countries including Gambia from 30-day visas

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have announced a visa ban slapped on Gambians and 20 other nationalities seeking to visit Dubai with immediate effect.

"This is to inform you that we will not be posting 30 days visa applications for these nationalities effective today October, 18, 2022," the notice read in part. O… read more


  • Flights

AA Travenews Is East Africa making strides in the tourism promotion front?

After introducing the EAC tourist visa, East Africa has been cited as one of the most open destinations alongside South East Asia and Oceania.  In contrast, North America, Central Africa and North Africa remain the most restrictive regions.

This is according to the report by World Travel Tourism Council (WTTC) which also… read more


  • Destinations

AA Travenews  Liberalise East African airspace for tourism

East African Community (EAC) Partner States have been urged to liberalise their airspaces and open up skies to promote the tourism industry in the region.

The call was made by the  chairperson of the East African Tourism Platform (EATF) Fred Odek, who was speaking during the official opening of the 2nd EAC Tourism Expo i… read more


  • Flights

Tanzania Air Tanzania Air Tanzania to land in Burundi in Q1 2023

Air Tanzania wants to build a strong intra-African network. As a prelude to its expansion into West Africa, the company is working on establishing air links between Tanzania and all its neighbouring countries.

Air Tanzania continues its African expansion. The Tanzanian state-owned carrier plans to open a direct route toread more


  • Rail

Rail Tanzania Railways TRC continues to partner with Zambia through rail transport

The President of the Republic of Zambia Hon. Hakainde Hichilema recently visited Tanzania and had the opportunity to visit the construction project of the modern railway - SGR first piece Dar es Salaam - Morogoro at the modern railway station in Dar es Salaam on August 02, 2022.

Speaking on behalf of President Hichilema during the v… read more


  • Accomodation
  • Destinations

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


  • Destinations

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


  • Rail

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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