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Nigeria ranks 61st globally, 2nd in Africa

The Nigerian startup ecosystem was ranked 61st globally and second in Africa on the Global Startup Ecosystem Index by StartupBlink. Nigeria replaced Kenya to rank 62nd and third in Africa. According to the ranking, South Africa is the highest ranked African country at 49th and the only African country in the global top 50. Lagos […]

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A post-war surfing renaissance is underway in Africa’s oldest republic

(CNN) — Nestled between Côte d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone and Guinea, Liberia is the oldest republic in africa. But despite its historical legacy, in the minds of many outsiders, the West African nation is still more often associated with civil war and convicted war criminals. Charles Taylor. But at the end of the second civil war […]

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Photos Celebrating South Africa’s Vibrant Skateboarding Scene

A new set of photos by Karabo Mooki pays tribute to Johannesburg’s youth pushing for greater representation in sport. A new set of photos by Karabo Mooki pays tribute to Johannesburg’s youth pushing for greater representation in sport. In recent years, a new wave of South African skateboarders broke down barriers between races and genders. […]

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Investments in the booming tech scene in Africa

$4.6 billion. This is the record amount of venture capital (VC) funded by African tech startups in 2021, an increase of more than 150% year-on-year and higher than funding amounts from the previous three years (2018 to 2020) combined. If previous amounts hadn’t already shown the huge potential of the continent’s tech startup scene, Zekarias […]

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FOUR cars targeted by hijackers in South Africa right now

Security firm Fidelity SecureDrive recently reported an increase in motor vehicle crime and hijackings in South Africa, with some Toyota and Volkswagen cars being targeted by hijackers rather than others. ALSO READ:Database reveals the two most hijacked cars in South Africa – and tips for staying safe FOUR CARS TARGETED BY HIJACKERS Fidelity Services Group […]

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The Mastopexy Market Is Expected To Exceed US$2,175 Million By 2030 –

NEW YORK, May 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The global mastopexy market size is expected to reach a value of approximately USD 2,175 million by 2030, growing at a CAGR of over 5.8% from 2022 to 2030. According to the Aesthetic Society Organization, a mastopexy (breast lift) is a cosmetic operation that elevates or repositions […]

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Jeddah Jungle takes visitors on the ultimate safari experience

JEDDAH: Adventure brand Jungle Trek has opened a park in Saudi Arabia, offering visitors a true animal-watching experience, where visitors can walk on shaded paths and get up close to exotic animals. The trek is one of the Jeddah Jungle experiences as part of the Jeddah season. Knowing the wildlife first-hand, visitors to Jeddah Season […]

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Kenyan Ayub Timbe wins third trophy after Buriram United win over Prachuap in League Cup

The 29-year-old Harambee star played for 78 minutes as Castle Thunder ended the season with another trophy in Thailand Kenya international Ayub Timbe concluded the season with his third trophy after Buriram United beat Prachuap 4-0 in a one-sided Thai League Cup final at Leo Stadium on Sunday. Prior to the match, the 29-year-old had […]

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Breaking news and headlines of the day, Monday, May 30, 2022

A lot can change overnight, but we’ll keep you up to date with the latest news and headlines from South Africa on Monday 30 May. A warning was issued by the South African Meteorological Services (SAWS) for 4m to 6m waves due to damaging winds along the KZN coast Sunday night and Monday. Municipality of […]

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Laos monitors monkeypox among tourists

VIENTIANE, May 29: Following a World Health Organization (WHO) report that cases of monkeypox have emerged in several countries, health authorities in Laos are on high alert, reports Laotian time. According to Dr. Lattanaxay Phetsouvanh, director general of the Department of Communicable Disease Control, health officials will screen international arrivals and request travel history. Travelers […]

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Another bad show for Kenya 7s in London after three defeats: The Standard

KCB’s Elphas Artur jumps over Blak Blad player Douglas Bengi during their Christie 7s match at the RFUEA Ground yesterday. [Jonah Onyango, Standard] Kenya Sevens’ poor showing at the World Rugby Seven Series continued yesterday at the London Sevens after two defeats saw them knocked out of the Main Cup quarter-finals. Shujaa lost their Group […]

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Ministry of Tourism hands over Pikworo slave camp for improvement works

Pikworo slave camp The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) have handed over the Pikworo slave camp at Nania, near Paga, in the Kassena-Nankana West District, in the region. of the Upper East, for the improvement work to begin. Site redevelopment processes include the construction of an administrative block […]

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What to expect at the Kenya Air Force Spectacular Air Show Festival at Uhuru Gardens [Video]

The air show, led by the Kenya Air Force, will feature demonstrations of military and civilian aerobatic capabilities aimed at engaging and entertaining the public. “You are all invited to witness this spectacular spectacle of scintillating aerobatics by Kenya Air Force jets and extreme maneuvers by a variety of helicopters in their inventory. The Kenya […]

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International Golf Tourism Market Size and Forecast

New Jersey, United States – Verified Market Reports published the latest Competent Intelligence Market Research Report on the International golf tourism marketThe report aims to provide an in-depth and accurate analysis of the international golf tourism market, taking into account market forecasts, competitive intelligence, technical risks, innovations and other relevant data. Its meticulously prepared market […]

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Isis Models Africa set to launch new edition of African Next Supermodel

… The biggest model search in Africa Africa’s Next Super Model is Africa’s prestigious modeling competition reality TV show dedicated to finding the best African talent in the modeling industry. It centers around scouting young girls and boys who have raw modeling talents and transforming them into world-class professional models. The Founder and President of […]

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Tremendous Corruption Pressures Facing African Urban Planners: Some Responses

Corruption is generally defined as the abuse of entrusted power for personal gain. Understanding and tackling city-wide corruption is crucial as cities increasingly house a large portion of the world’s population. According to the United Nations, more than two thirds of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. The fastest urban growth is […]

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South African wildlife park where tourists are caged for a lion encounter

Travel May 26, 2022 8:53 p.m.2 minute read The lion sanctuary cages tourists so they can get up close to the big cats. Video/Dustin Campbell/Compass Media/T&T/AP An American tourist has shared footage from inside a meat-covered cage surrounded by lions at a South African animal sanctuary. Marakele’s ‘Lion Mobile’ in South Africa is not for […]

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UEFA Champions League Trophy: Heineken and UEFA bet big on Africa

The African continent is known for its passion and drive towards football. An estimated 400 million Africans go online every week to watch European football matches, especially those featuring the continent’s most followed teams – Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Barcelona. The growth and success of the continent’s football professionals such as […]

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PaydayNow: Regulating mobile loan apps in Kenya to curb unscrupulous lending

Kenya’s digital lending enterprises are about to be shaken up. The country’s central bank is targeting predatory lending practices via new legislation. If permitted, digital lenders would need central bank authorization to raise rates or provide new products. The decision comes amid rising concerns about predatory lending, given Kenya’s development of online, collateral-free loan businesses. […]

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UK issues global alert as Russia ‘expands into Africa’ in new Putin plot | World | News

Buying Ukrainian grain forward would invalidate Russia’s claims that allowing it to leave the country would help the war effort, an SNP MP has said. Dave Doogan said: “It’s not NATO’s or the West’s responsibility to get this grain out, it’s not Ukraine’s responsibility, it’s humanity’s responsibility to get that grain out of Odessa and […]

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Joburg wants to play a central role in reviving the creative industry

I saw the children’s focused eyes on the actors on stage, allowing no distracting noise outside the tiny rooms that dot some of Soweto’s townships to deter them as they devoured a sumptuous performance. I have also witnessed the transformation of “difficult” children into upright citizens in their communities after they immersed themselves in discipline […]

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Key Development Strategies of Leisure Travel Market 2022 Implemented by Key Players:Expedia, Priceline, TripAdvisor, Ctrip.Com International, Hostelworld, Hotel Urbano, Tourism, CheapOair.Com, Trivago, Thomas Cook, MakeMyTrip, AirGorilla , Hays Travel, Airbnb, Yatra Online, Alibaba, Tuniu, Booking

Global market research examines the performance of Pleasure trip 2022. It contains an in-depth analysis of the state of leisure travel and the competitive landscape globally. Global Leisure Travel can be obtained through market details such as growth drivers, latest developments, Leisure Travel business strategies, regional study and future status of the market. The report […]

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South Africa: an African vision of fictional futures

Afro-speculative fiction anthology Our Move Next imagines a different reality, bringing together storytellers, healers and activists in Africa to write about the future. It’s the second night of the Open Book Festival. Impepho burns softly in the softly lit room, while musician Odwa Bongo draws us into the ritual with the resonance of his uhadi. […]

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5 countries to visit on the continent without breaking the bank

If you don’t feel like taking too long flights, take advantage of living on one of the various continents of the world and travel through Africa. FILE: Luxor in Egypt. Photo: Pixabay.com. JOHANNESBURG – South Africans craving a destination vacation may find themselves stuck in the best and most affordable places to go. If you […]

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(Hello Africa) Young Kenyans trained in China independently run modern rail service – Xinhua

Young Kenyan John Pius says it is a great honor to have the chance to drive a modern train, and the training and mentorship by Chinese experts has paved the way for him to achieve this feat. NAIROBI, May 24 (Xinhua) — John Pius grew up in a rural hamlet in southeastern Kenya that winds […]

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Monkeypox warning to Scottish travelers as virus spreads to popular tourist sites

Those traveling abroad have been warned of the risk of monkeypox at busy tourist spots in Europe. Scots have been warned that the disease has surprisingly popped up in 20 unlikely destinations, including Europe. Outbreaks of the virus, considered deadly, have been discovered during popular festivals in countries such as Spain, Italy and Belgium. READ […]

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Teaching Opportunities for South African Musicians

This article provides an overview of teaching and tutoring opportunities for South African musicians. Teaching in South African schools Music education in South Africa has seen considerable development since the advent of democracy, with the government seeking to shed its ‘elitist’ reputation and integrate the discipline into the core curriculum of schools across the country.[1] […]

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Christian religious fundamentalism in Kenya; What do we know about this?

[Courtesy: Twitter] An empirical approach to the study of religion and religiosity has yet to take root in Kenya. This is why the study we conducted to explore the association between religious fundamentalism and attitudes towards sexual and gender minorities among religious leaders in Kenyaand now published in the Journal of Pastoral Psychology, is so […]

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Kenya Airforce invites Kenyans to a one-of-a-kind air show festival

The air show, led by the Kenya Air Force, will feature demonstrations of military and civilian aerobatic capabilities aimed at engaging and entertaining the public. “You are all invited to witness this spectacular spectacle of scintillating aerobatics by Kenya Air Force jets and extreme maneuvers by a variety of helicopters in their inventory. The Kenya […]

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South Africa mourns the death of theater and TV actor Jamie Bartlett

Jamie Bartlett. Photo: Oupa Bopape/Gallo Images Actor Jamie Bartlett has died. He was 55 years old. He was best known for his roles as television villain Mike O’Reilly in isidingo and David Genaro in rhythmic city. In 2019, he won a Safta for his role as David Genaro. Multi-award winning South African theater and television […]

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African Development Bank approves $1.5 billion for food crisis

RIYADH: The historic city of AlUla has received more than 250,000 visitors in the past 12 months, far exceeding its forecast, a senior government official has said. The city’s developers had already come a long way, estimating that it had planned to attract one million visitors by 2025. “The plan is to keep it preserving […]

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Monkeypox holiday warning as virus spreads in popular tourist spots

The BRITS have been warned to be ‘alert’ for monkeypox when they reach popular tourist spots for the holidays this year. The disease suddenly started spreading to unlikely places around the world, including Europe. 1 Spanish authorities are investigating the link between the monkeypox cases and the recent Pride parade. Pictured is the holiday destination […]

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Safari is crippling the mobile market, and we never noticed it • The Register

Opinion It’s been 14 years since Apple opened its App Store with its gleaming storefront of tempting toys and dark back office of rentier rules and income, but it’s only now that Apple’s proposed Digital Markets Act the EU has threatened to end the monopoly of Apple’s web browser engine. And even then, it’s not […]

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How the safari industry is bouncing back in South Africa’s northeast

This story means that when we venture into the landscape, there is so much more to see than wildlife. “My sister went to school here,” says Wiseman, as we stand on the clay brick foundations of what was once a hilltop building. It is now half submerged in bushland and vervet monkeys frolic nearby. “It […]

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India to become the biggest medical tourism destination

At the recently concluded Global Investment Summit in Ayush, India’s visionary Prime Minister spoke passionately about India becoming a medical tourism hub for the world, serving and saving millions of lives every year. With all the macro factors favoring heavy investment in the Indian medical tourism opportunity, he said the vision of Heal in India […]

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Cannes filmmakers urge France to confront the colonial past in Algeria and Africa

DUBAI: In 2014, a young girl named Iman Vellani was browsing Marvel comics at her local bookstore in Canada when she saw something she had never seen before: a face that looked like her own. It was Kamala Khan, the new Ms. Marvel, the first Muslim superhero in the company’s decades-long history. She didn’t know […]

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Roadshows to Iran, Oman and Qatar kick off West Asia tourism promotion

The reopening of Malaysia’s borders in April offers travelers from West Asia the opportunity to visit and explore the Southeast Asian country – recognized as a favorite family and Muslim destination, said a senior official from Tourism Malaysia. “One of Malaysia’s main advantages is that it offers many Muslim-friendly facilities,” said Manoharan Periasamy, senior director […]

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Kenya: the creation and rupture of Nick Mwendwa

The president of the Kenya Football Federation officially left office at the end of November. But the dark clouds that followed him still cast their shadow over the sport in the country. “I can’t say that Nick Mwendwa was a victim of his own success, but rather [he was] a product of his failures,” said […]

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Hotel owners make the case for Uganda’s tourist destination

TOURISM The Uganda Hotel Owners Association (UHOA) has called on travel agents and tourism businesses in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to put Uganda at the top of their customers’ travel itineraries, saying the country is one of the major tourist destinations in Africa. And one of the reasons given is the friendly and welcoming […]

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How to Go on a Safari in Kenya: A Guide

The further north you travel, the drier and hillier the landscape becomes. But there are still great safari options here, including Samburu National Park, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Laikipia. The drier conditions suit species like the gerenuk, Somali ostrich and Grévy’s zebra. Lewa is also the best place to see rhinos. On a clear day, […]

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The luxury safari camp attempts to emerge from its colonial past

This is the oldest and most prestigious lodge in Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve, a century-old luxury property with Edwardian-style tented rooms, a mahogany bar overlooking the open bush and canvas baths exteriors that make you feel like Robert Redford could start washing your hair at any moment. One hundred years after its launch, the […]

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U.S. leisure travel returns to pre-pandemic levels

U.S. consumers are spending less on products and more on experiences — a trend that could ease supply issues and inflationary pressures, and help the travel industry this summer. For the first time since COVID brought global travel to a halt, leisure travel is back to 2019 levels, says a report published by the Mastercard […]

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In the Romanian Alps of Transylvania, discover bison on safari

There was a lot of local skepticism when the rewilding program arrived here in 2014, Matei said. But opinion changed once the ecotourism project started a few years later. “We released these bison back into the wild, and the locals accepted them to live on their land, and now we have to give them something […]

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Saudi TRSDC signs Mammoet for Red Sea villa installation works

Saudi Arabia – The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer of the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism project, said it has engaged Mammoet, the world leader in heavy lifting and transport, for work at Sheybarah Island Resort , a key component of the Red Sea Project in Saudi Arabia. In line with the agreement, […]

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Joe Public leads the SA charge with two One Show Silvers and a Bronze

Joe Public received two silver medals for Soulfuel Safe Lamp on behalf of Chicken Licken, and a bronze medal for Converse Unit laces in the One Show 2022. The country’s first pencil winner, the agency led the charge for South Africa when One Show 2022 announced all the gold, silver, bronze and merit winners ahead […]

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From Tibet to Kenya, how people welcome guests in different countries

Tibet has a unique gesture to welcome its guests. Some gestures, appreciated by one, can be unkind to another. People all over the world have their unique gestures to welcome their guests. Some touch their feet, some hug them warmly, while others kiss them on the back of their hands. It shows their own culture […]

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Affordable packages introduced by GTA to boost domestic tourism

Ghanaian Tourism The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) says it has, in collaboration with the private sector, introduced affordable package deals for the various tourist sites and attractions to boost domestic tourism. He said the cost of the various packages had been a challenge for domestic tourism but following commitments the private sector had agreed to […]

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Pollution kills 9 million a year, Africa hardest hit – study

Smoke rises from the Duvha coal-fired power station, owned by the Eskom electricity utility, in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province. (Reuters) Worsening outdoor air pollution and toxic lead poisoning have kept the number of deaths from environmental contamination worldwide at around 9 million a year since 2015 – thwarting modest progress in pollution control elsewhere, […]

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Kenyan Wanyama reveals how he ended up in his underwear after CF Montreal win over Charlotte FC

The 30-year-old midfielder sparked a lot of debate on social media after he was seen running through the tunnel without his jersey and shorts. Former Kenyan international Victor Wanyama has come out to explain why he was spotted without his jersey and shorts after CF Montreal beat Charlotte FC 2-0 in a Major Soccer League […]

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Jumia Q1 2022 Report Shows 24-Hour Shipping Growth — Quartz Africa

In its latest earnings call this week, African e-commerce company Jumia reported revenue of $47.6 million in the first three months of 2022, up 44% from the same period. last year. The company said it had 3.1 million active customers and fulfilled 9.3 million orders, each figure at least 29% higher than the same period […]

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Understand the African Continental Free Trade Area and how the United States can promote its success

Thank you very much, Chair Karen Bass, Ranking Fellow Christopher Smith, and Distinguished Members of the Subcommittee, for your extraordinary leadership in U.S.-Africa relations. I am incredibly honored and grateful for the opportunity given to me by the members of this committee to testify on “Understanding the African Continental Free Trade Area and how the […]

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CDC: South Africa and 3 other places now at ‘high’ risk for Covid-19

(CNN) — The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has placed a popular African destination in its “high” Covid-19 risk category for travelers. South Africa – renowned for its stunning vistas, wildlife, vineyards and culture – is now at Level 3. In total, the CDC moved four destinations to the “high” risk column […]

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Africa: Can a strong cybersecurity strategy be an engine of growth?

Until recently, cybercrime was not widely discussed in Africa, even though sub-Saharan Africa is often portrayed as particularly vulnerable to online attacks. Cybersecurity expert Franck Kié believes that if the problem were tackled head-on, it could become a driver of growth. Analyst Franck Kié, founder and general commissioner of the Cyber ​​Africa Forum, believes that […]

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Mortified Scottish grandmother watching monkeys mating at safari park filmed

A hilarious music video has captured the moment a ‘mortified’ Scottish grandmother was left speechless by a pair of frisky monkeys. Cindy McIntyre was enjoying a day at Blair Drummond Safari Park, near Stirling, when she met the loving duo on Saturday afternoon. The 91-year-old’s reaction was caught on camera by grandson John Kennedy, who […]

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The economic and political face of rural South Africa…

In the early 1990s, James Ferguson published a groundbreaking book in the field of development studies titled the anti-politics machine. The book argued that the global development enterprise, as it relates to the Global South, often has the effect of “lifting politics out of poverty” by masking relations of inequality and entrenching state power. He […]

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Greek tourism partners with Qatar Airways, Wego

The announcements were officially presented at a press conference at the GNTO booth hosted by GNTO Secretary General Dimitrios Fragakis The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) signed two high-level strategic partnerships with Qatar Airways and online travel agent Wego during the recently concluded Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The announcements were […]

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Marine Tourism Market Size, Trends and Forecast to 2029

New Jersey, United States – the Marine tourism market The report includes the upcoming challenges and opportunities in the market. It ensures a strengthened market position and a growing product portfolio by providing all the important details related to the market growth. It reveals some of the key insights and focuses on the impact of […]

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Significance of Sergei Lavrov’s trip to North Africa and the Middle East

When Guinea-Conakry’s religious affairs minister visited Jeddah last week, his Saudi counterpart offered him 50,000 Korans. Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs Abdullatif Bin Abdulaziz Al-Sheikh donated the holy books as part of his ministry’s efforts to print them, distribute them and spread their teachings. The Qurans were produced by the King Fahd Complex for the […]

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Making agritourism a sustainable business

Saurav Rauniyar/Kushankur Dey The planet, people and profit are three important factors in the sustainable business and development paradigm. In pursuit of sustainability, agriculture and rural ecosystem services remain uncharted territory with little depreciation or erosion of value, especially agro-tourism. Agritourism is an emerging niche and market segment of the tourism industry. Global Agritourism Market […]

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OP-Ed Africa’s secondary cities can drive sustainable economic growth

The COVID-19 pandemic and the current shock to the system from the war in Ukraine has left African economies hanging by a thread. national debt has reached levels of distress across the continent, with even once-high performing economies such as Ghana, Egypt and Tunisia on the brink of defaults, bailouts or both. Next weeks 9e […]

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Botswana elephant killings continue despite…

For millions of years, elephants have undertaken seasonal migrations, following the rains that nourish the foliage they eat. Along the way, they reshape the landscapes, fertilize the meadows essential to countless herbivores and participate in the sequestration of carbon by spreading seeds. One of their main dispersal routes as they move from the Okavango Delta […]

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NYPR appoints Kenya Young Senior Vice President of WNYC Studios

WNYC Studios announced today that Kenya Young has been appointed to the newly created position of Senior Vice President of WNYC Studios, part of New York Public Radio. Young will oversee a portfolio that includes The New Yorker Radio Hour, The Takeaway with Melissa Harris-Perry, The United States of Anxiety with Kai Wright, Death, Sex […]

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Tourism Seychelles on the road and charming South African partners

the Seychelles Tourism is heading to South Africa for a plethora of activities to reconnect with partners in the region. The team led by Tourism Seychelles’ representative in South Africa, Mr. Germain, also included the South African Market Manager, Ms. Christine Vel. Visiting the Indaba Tourism fair, one of the biggest tourism marketing events on […]

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Ethio Telecom launches Ethiopian 5G network, one of the few in Africa

Local media reported that the launch took place on Monday, May 9, after the service was rolled out by Chinese company Huawei Technologies Co. The project cost Ethiopia $40 million. For now, the 5G network service will only be available at designated hotspots in Addis Ababa, including Bole International Airport and Ethio Telecom headquarters. Business […]

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Africa in the aftermath of COVID-19

VSOVID-19 swept through Africa before taking it on an excruciating rollercoaster ride that, although slowing down today, has yet to come to a complete stop. In 2020, the novel coronavirus seemingly took off out of the blue, spreading rapidly and throwing large swathes of the world’s population into thick clouds of infection, infirmity and ultimately […]

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Wego and the Azerbaijan Tourism Board sign a new partnership in the Arab travel market

There has been increased demand for this favorite destination for MENA travellers. With its great weather, beautiful architecture, traditional cuisine and hospitable people, it has a lot to offer and makes it so popular for many. Mamoun Hmedan, Commercial Director and General Manager, Middle East, North Africa (MENA) and India from Wego, said: “We are […]

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Kenya secures 310 million shillings in Japanese funding to boost forests

Economy Kenya secures 310 million shillings in Japanese funding to boost forests President Uhuru Kenyatta with State Ambassador of Japan to Kenya Ken Okaniwa at State House, Nairobi. PICTURES | PSCU By Edna MwendaMore from this author Summary The money, through the United Nations Development Program, will be used in the ecosystems of Elgeyo Marakwet, […]

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Conference on ecological spiritualities, part 1

This article is the first in a multi-part series focusing on interfaith issues and spirituality and the plant world. TWH – Harvard Divinity School hosted a hybrid conference on “Ecological Spiritualities” April 27-30. Spiritual practices and traditions differ in their relationship to the environment. This conference provided an interreligious approach to understanding these differences. Animists, […]

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Egypt arrests 13 teenagers for harassing tourists

A group of camels and horses stand idle in front of the Great Pyramids waiting for tourists in Giza, Egypt. /Reuters A group of camels and horses stand idle in front of the Great Pyramids waiting for tourists in Giza, Egypt. /Reuters Egypt’s public prosecutor ordered on Monday that 13 teenagers arrested over the weekend […]

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San Diego Zoo Safari Park turns 50

ESCONDIDO, Calif. — The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is celebrating a milestone. Tuesday marks the 50th anniversary of the park’s initial opening in San Diego County. Originally, Safari Park was built to be the “Zoo of the Future” and has since completely changed the look of zoos around the world. The 1,800-acre wildlife park […]

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San Diego Zoo Safari Park Celebrates 50th Anniversary – NBC 7 San Diego

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park held wild entertainment on Tuesday to celebrate the attraction’s 50th anniversary. On May 10, 1972, the 1,800-acre park opened to the public. At the time, the park was known as “Wild Animal Park” and admission was only $1.25. Today, Safari Park has grown to house more than 3,600 animals […]

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CAST researchers receive NEH grant for digital storytelling on pre-colonial Africa

Stefania Merlo The 18th century archaeological site of Seoke in southeastern Botswana. Seoke was the capital of the Ngwaketse people and is helping to redefine what urban planning looked like in the distant and recent past. Four researchers from the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies recently received a National Endowment for the […]

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Le Clos is part of the South African team for its 7th world champions | Sports

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Former Olympic champion Chad le Clos was named to South Africa’s team Monday for its seventh world swimming championships. Le Clos, 30, plans to compete in the 50, 100 and 200 meter butterfly world championships in Budapest, Hungary, which begin on June 18, the South African swimming federation has […]

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US Mission Promotes Tourism and Rock Art Preservation in Nigeria

The United States of America continued to support the preservation of Nigeria’s rich heritage through the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation and other partnership mechanisms. On Thursday, the US Mission, in conjunction with the National Commission for Museums and Monuments and the Trust for African Rock Art, launched a unique traveling exhibit, “Nigeria’s Ancient Rock […]

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Apple targeted for Safari without WebXR support

Apple has been investing heavily in augmented and virtual reality since introducing its own ARKit API. However, when it comes to open standards on the web, Apple is still far behind its competitors. Industry insiders say the company “has been a drag on innovation in WebAR” because Safari still doesn’t support the WebXR API. As […]

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Russian mountaineer dies in camp on Everest

A Russian mountaineer has died on Mount Everest, officials said Sunday, in the second fatality on the world’s highest peak this season. The man, who has not been named, died on Saturday after falling ill while acclimatizing at a camp below the 6,553-metre (21,499ft) summit. “His body was taken to base camp and will be […]

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Number of displaced in Burkina Faso rises amid jihadist violence

People work at a Pissy granite mine in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Wednesday, April 27, 2022. The influx of people displaced by the rapidly rising Islamic violence in the country is causing competition between the approximately 3,000 people working in the granite mine. At least 500 displaced people started working at the mine last year, making […]

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A tourist meets Jesus at the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem

The highlight of a visit to the Old City of Jerusalem is usually the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus are remembered. However, let me tell you about one place that was not mentioned once in all the travel itineraries I traveled before my visit. The Garden Tomb located […]

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Nha plans information portal for medical tourists

The National Health Authority (NHA) is planning to set up an institutional mechanism to connect overseas patients including NRIs (Non-Resident Indians) and Indian Overseas Citizens with reputable Indian hospitals in order to boost medical tourism, a government official said. There is no such system dedicated to patients to ensure quality and affordable treatment at present. […]

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Thar Review: Desert Safari

The “Western” Indian desert is blanketed in a shade of film noir, with middle-aged cop Singh given to the existential turmoils and tantrums of a typical black gumshoe. What were his accomplishments? Why has a promotion been so elusive for him? What’s it like to be a detective forever? Was his monotonous life worth it? […]