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May
2017
Aster

City Icon: Aster Yohannes, Asmara

“We never argue, my wife and I; because she can shoot straighter and faster than I can.” – Petros Solomon (Aster Yohannes’ husband) Aster Yohannes has been a prisoner of conscience, held at an undisclosed location by the government of Eritrea since December 2003. Born in Asmara, Aster Yohannes was a 2nd-year student of Electrical …

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May
2017
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How Well Do You Know Asmara?

Recently, I had to address a group of students who major in tourism or tourism related courses. From our background conversation, I picked that many of them were interested in travelling and seeing the world, I also found out that some of them have not been able to travel beyond their country because of logistics …

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17

May
2017
Spicy beef stew (picture from serious eats)

Recipe Wednesday: Tsegna Zigni (Spicy Beef Stew)

Hello folks! It’s another Recipe Wednesday and we are glad to see another week to serve you with fantastic dishes from all around Africa. This week, we are in the Eastern part of Africa, in the largest city of the  capital of the country also known as ‘little Italy’.  We are in the city of …

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16

May
2017
Liberation avenue

TAKING A SPRING VACATION IN ASMARA

Asmara is a city of many parts. Call it a showcase of Italian architecture or a contemporary medieval getaway and you won’t be wrong. Despite going through seasons of turmoil and unrest, Asmara has done a remarkable job with the preservation of its historical heritage. Little wonder this destination has now become the darling of …

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15

May
2017
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Taste of Africa’s “Little Rome”

Asmara, Eritrea’s isolated and picturesque capitals, is a beautiful and crime-free city that many will hardly believe exists in Africa. The city’s defining attractions are its incredible architecture, the most iconic being the Fiat Tagliero building, which was designed in 1938 when Eritrea was an Italian colony. A tour of the city unveils a place …

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15

May
2017
Gorillas_in_Uganda

No price increase for gorilla tours in Uganda

The Uganda Government has confirmed that it will maintain the fee for mountain gorilla trekking and promises there will be no price increase in Uganda. The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has announced that tracking charges will be maintained during the peak season and discounted in low season. In Uganda, sustainable gorilla tourism is a major …

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13

May
2017
DRC

Quick guide to DRC’s safe and touristy destinations

The towering status of Kinshasa makes many visitors think of Democratic Republic of Congo solely through the eyes of Kinshasa. Of course being the third largest city in Africa and the way it has set the tune in central Africa makes the city a force to reckon with, however, not many people will easily pick …

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12

May
2017
walter-mzembi

Walter Mzembi’s official pitch for UNWTO Secretary general delivered

The Hon. Walter Mzembi just delivered his official pitch to become the next UNWTO Secretary-General to delegates attending the Executive Council meeting in Madrid at the Melia Castilla Hotel. The transcript of his address he gave shortly after 10.30 am this morning. Your Royal Highness Excellencies, Secretary General, Ladies and Gentlemen The global environment which …

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12

May
2017
alain-st-ange

UNWTO Election: Former Seychelles candidate emotional farewell

Alain St. Ange, the former minister of tourism for the Seychelles worked hard to present his “tourism for all” campaign to the world. Having a welcoming vision for the future of global tourism from a candidate representing a country that had a message to the world for many years: ” Friends with everyone, enemies of none,” …

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11

May
2017
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Recipe Wednesday: Poulet à la Moambe with Kwanga

Cooking an African recipe is often a multiple dish affair, given that a lot of the main soups and sauces need an accompanying dish. This is why Africans are famous for eating various outputs of cassava tubers, yam tubers, rice flour and wheat flour that are not common staples of the world at large. These …

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11

May
2017
Papa_Wemba

City Icon: PAPA WEMBA – King of Rhumba Rock (June 14, 1949 – April 24, 2016)

Known as the Kasai Nightingale, Papa Wemba, a frontline Congolese musician from DR Congo was the undisputed king of Rhumba Rock and also a stylish fashion icon who helped to popularise the La Sape look. Born on 14th of June 1949 in Lubefu, a community in the Sankuru District of Kasaï-Oriental (East Kasai), one of …

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10

May
2017
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Kinshasa Sapeurs: The Definition of Class and Elegance

It is the little things in life that matter, unfortunately, we hardly pay attention to those little things. To start with, when you dressed up today how much attention did you give to the label on your shirt, did it ever cross your mind to check if the bottom of your jacket is labelled and …

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9

May
2017
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KINSHASA: THE HEART OF ART

In the beginning “Ali boma ye” (Ali has killed Foreman) was the word on everyone’s lip in Kinshasa after the Rumble in the Jungle. Hosting the fight was part of Mobutu’s plan to put his country which he had recently renamed Zaire on the global map, and he did it in a grand style paying …

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8

May
2017
Traffic Robot

7 Things You Should Know About Kinshasa

We’ve relished the fond memories of rumble in the jungle long enough. Remember that 1974 heavyweight boxing fight between George Foreman and Muhammad Ali, which Mobutu Sese Seko used to bring Kinshasa on the international scene. Kinshasa, the host city, was then the capital of Mobutu’s Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Though …

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8

May
2017
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CEO ZTA attributes Tourism growth to peace

The tourism sector has faced a myriad of challenges in recent years but it has managed to record a steady growth. In 2016 the country recorded 2,167,686 arrivals, 5% up from 2,056,588 received in 2015.  The sector also registered an estimated US$819 million in revenue in 2016 hence a contribution of about 10.9% to the …

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5

May
2017
La-Campagne-Tropicana-Beach-Resort

La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort….. a blissful marriage of man and nature

La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort (www.lacampagnetropicana.com) is the first ever African-themed Resort in the world, located in Lagos State, Nigeria. The Resort is spread over 65 acres of land and is bounded by a freshwater lagoon and a “clean” sandy beach that stretches for miles along the warm equatorial waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The ...

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April
2017
Woman having teeth examined at dentists

HEALTH TOURISM – AFRICA’S ECONOMIC GAME CHANGER

PAN-AFRICAN HEALTH TOURISM BACKGROUND A significant new element of trade in health care has involved the movement of patients across borders in the pursuit of medical treatment and health; a phenomenon commonly termed ‘medical tourism‘. Medical tourism occurs when consumers elect to travel across international borders with the intention of receiving some form of medical ...

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April
2017
People attending a Congress

HEALTH TOURISM – A FORCE FOR GOOD

...role of the African Diaspora In 2014 the Ethiopian North American Health Professionals Association (ENAHPA) was planning to establish a Medical Zone in Addis Ababa, with the blessing and help of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Diaspora Engagement Affairs Directorate-General. This initiative would help Addis Ababa become a Medical Health Tourism Destination. The Diaspora ...

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April
2017
Amphitheater_at_El_Djem

City Icon: The Amphitheater of El Djem, Tunisia

The town of El Djem (also spelt El Jem) located 62km from Sfax is home to the most impressive Roman monument in all Africa – the Amphitheater of El Jem. Built as a Roman settlements on the former Punic settlements in North Africa, El Jem known as Thysdrus by the Romans, became prosperous in the …

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26

April
2017
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CERF ISLAND RESORT, SEYCHELLES

Cerf Island Resort, Seychelles...a Perfect destination for a wonderful wedding, a quiet honeymoon or a relaxing holiday in a Tropical paradise with modern day comforts…. Situated at the entrance of the Marine National Park, the resort offers 24 exclusive and luxurious villas, within a naturally elegant setting. The resort boasts of two fine dining restaurants ...

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26

April
2017
kkia1

New KKIA terminal to become southern Africa hub

In a bid to becoming the second regional hub for southern Africa, the Zambia government has embarked on a $1billion new airport terminal project with the Chinese government. This was highlighted during the hosted media tour of the new Kenneth Kaunda International Airport terminal at the sidelines of the Zambia tourism expo(ZATEX) taking place in …

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26

April
2017
tunisian soup

Recipe Wednesday: Leblabi (Tunisian Chickpea Soup)

Hi folks! It’s another Recipe Wednesday and we are excited to bring you another yummy recipe. We do hope you have enjoyed our recipes so far and you look forward to each Wednesday like we do at Afro Tourism (yeah, you can tell we are foodies right?). This week we will be preparing something simple, Leblabi Tunisian chickpea …

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April
2017
easter@lcc

Easter Carnival Weekend at Lekki Conservation Centre

Lekki Conservation Centre was agog with the special Easter Carnival Weekend to mark the Easter holiday. The 4-day program kicked off on Good Friday, April 14, 2017, with lots of fun and interesting activities for the family.                           Established in 1990 by an …

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