Indonesia removed as U-20 World Cup host amid Israel row

FIFA has removed Indonesia as host after the island of Bali refused to host Israel for tournament draw; new host to be announced soon. Indonesia has been stripped of the right to host the Under-20 football World Cup, FIFA has said in a statement after protests against Israel’s participation led to the cancellation of the … Read more

South Africa: Tourism Sector Working Hard to Recover

Tourism Minister Patricia de Lille says over the last two years, the government has been hard at work to recover the tourism industry to what it was at pre-COVID-19 conditions. The Minister was speaking at the launch of the Africa Travel Indaba to be held in Durban in May. “We are all working towards seeing … Read more

Uganda: Govt to Build More Airfields to Boost Tourism, Says Museveni

President Museveni has said the Ugandan government is determined to build a number of upcountry airfields that will help not only tourists but travelers in general as one of the ways to boost tourism. While addressing investors and trade representatives at the annual Trade Representative Forum (TRF) at State House Entebbe organized by the Presidential … Read more

Tanzania: What Saudi Airline Scheduled Flight to Jnia Means

THE Saudi Arabian carrier, Saudi Airlines on Sunday commenced direct flights from Jeddah to Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) in Dar es Salaam. The inaugural flight arrived in Dar es Salaam at 6am and was greeted with a traditional water salute. Saudia airlines will be traveling four times a week. Onboard the 180-seater Airbus A320 … Read more

Nigeria: Headwinds From Trapped Funds, Litigation May Hinder Nigeria Air’s Takeoff

The plan by the federal government to commence the operation of Nigeria Air before the end of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has received condemnations from stakeholders in the nation’s aviation industry who said the airline may not fly before May 29, 2023, unless certain things are put in place. According to the stakeholders, things … Read more

Afghanistan beats Pakistan for first time in T20 cricket

Afghanistan edge out an inexperienced Pakistan side in Sharjah series opener. Afghanistan beat Pakistan by six wickets in the series opener on Friday, the Afghan side’s first T20 win over its neighbours. Pakistan, without five rested front-line players, including captain Babar Azam, struggled on a slow and low pitch at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in … Read more

Ghana: ‘Consistent Media Highlights Will Increase Domestic, International Tourism in Ghana’

The President of the Ghana India Trade Advisory Chamber (GITAC), Mr Dominic Oduro-Antwi, has urged the media to intensify promotion of the Ghanaian culture and heritage for socio-economic development. According to him, the media had a crucial role to play in putting tourist destinations in Ghana and Africa on the global map through positive projections … Read more

Afghanistan and Pakistan set to play first T20I cricket series

Islamabad, Pakistan – Afghanistan and Pakistan are set to resume their cricket rivalry, facing off in the first bilateral series in years. The game on Friday starting at 7pm (16:00 GMT) will be played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It will be the first of three T20 International (T20I) matches … Read more

Africa: From the Bed Sheets to the TV Remote, a Microbiologist Reveals the Shocking Truth About Dirt and Germs in Hotel Rooms

For most of us, staying in a hotel room is either something of a necessity – think business travel – or something to look forward to as part of a holiday or wider excursion. But what if I told you there’s a large chance your hotel room, despite how it might appear to the naked … Read more

Seychelles to Obtain Flexibility for US Visa Process, Says Us Ambassador

Seychelles and the United States will continue collaboration in maritime security, social and economic development as well as providing more flexibility for the US visa process as a top agenda, the newly accredited American ambassador to Seychelles said. Henry Jardin made the statement to the press after presenting his credentials to President Wavel Ramkalawan on … Read more

Tanzania: Exploring Nyerere National Park Attractions

JUST returned from my visit to Nyerere National Park, I can’t wait to revisit the park in near future without penning down key highlights about the largest game reserve in the country. I Joined the women tourists’ group from Kisaki Ward in Morogoro District, Morogoro Region and spent the whole day at Nyerere National Park … Read more

Zimbabwe: Mana Pools Image Wins Prestigious World Nature Photography Award

A picture of a crocodile swimming through the mud at the Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe has been selected as the grand prize winner of the 2022 World Nature Photography Awards (WNPA), which honored the most evocative shots from thousands of entries in a variety of categories. Titled ‘Danger in the Mud’, the picture, … Read more

Ireland win Six Nations and first Grand Slam in Dublin

The 29-16 win against England is Ireland’s first Six Nations title since 2018 and fourth Grand Slam. Ireland have completed their fourth ever Six Nations Grand Slam with a 29–16 victory over England at the Aviva Stadium, emphatically underlining their status as the world’s top ranked Rugby Union team heading into September’s World Cup. The … Read more

Djokovic out of Miami Open after US entry denied

Being vaccinated against COVID-19 remains a requirement of international travelers. Novak Djokovic has been ruled out of next week’s Miami Open after the Serbian was denied an exemption that would have allowed him to enter the United States despite not being vaccinated against COVID-19, tournament director James Blake said. Being not vaccinated against COVID-19 remains … Read more

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