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Botswana: Tourism authority worried over Mysterious Deaths Of Hundreds Of Elephants

Hundreds of elephants have died mysteriously in Botswana’s famed Okavango Delta, the wildlife department said Thursday, ruling out poaching as the tusks were found intact. The landlocked southern African country has the world’s largest elephant population, estimated to be around 130,000. “We have had a report of 356 dead elephants in the area north of …

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Suspected Poacher Killed as Botswana tackles Rhino Deaths

Botswana soldiers this week shot and killed a suspected rhino poacher during a gunfight in the vast Okavango Delta, where poaching has reached unprecedented levels. The southern African nation’s anti-poaching unit has killed 19 suspects since 2019, as the government employs a shoot-to-kill policy. Botswana’s military said a rhino poaching suspect was killed Wednesday during …

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4 arrested for killing gorilla at Uganda UNESCO national park

 Ugandan wildlife authorities have detained four men in connection with the killing of a 25-year-old male gorilla, the leader of a gorilla group and hugely popular with tourists. The Silverback gorilla, named Rafiki, was killed in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park after going missing on June 1. His body was found the next day. The …

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Domestic tourism resumes in South Africa after two months

South Africa’s domestic tourism reopened early this week, allowing game drives at national parks. The country has partially opened its tourism with only self-drive outings for day visitors to national parks permitted after two months of non-activity. Tourism is one of the hardest-hit industries due to the coronavirus pandemic with more than 40,000 jobs already …

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COVID-19 : Hotels, airlines in Nigeria receive green light, schools remain closed.

The Presidential Task Force on COVID–19 in Nigeria has given the green light to hotels to reopen, but their line of action must be based on NCDC guidelines . However bars, gyms, cinemas, nightclubs, parks are to remain closed until further evaluation. These decisions were  announced by The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), …

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Exciting innovation as Rwanda unveils virtual tours of mountain gorilla park

Tourist hotspots in Rwanda are currently temporarily closed to curb the spread of coronavirus, just like anywhere else. Moreover, the experience is being taken online to enable tourists and other people to tour some of the country’s touristic features. This week, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), in partnership with The Ellen Fund, Dian Fossey Gorilla …

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Your Online Marriage is now possible in Dubai Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

This report from Dubai might interest many Africans, especially those who love to shop in Dubai. The United Arab Emirates has launched an online marriage service that allows couples to wed amid restrictions on movement and interaction imposed to counter the deadly coronavirus. The UAE has taken strict measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 …

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South African Hotel Tycoon Sol Kerzner passes on

Renowned Sun City developer and international hotel tycoon Sol Kerzner has died at the age of 84, Kerzner family spokesperson Ian Douglas has confirmed. Kerzner died of cancer at 18:52 on Saturday surrounded by his family at the Kerzner family home in Leeukoppie Estate in Cape Town. Kerzner’s career in the hospitality industry started in …

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Coronavirus hitting hard on SA Tourism Industry

South Africa’s Tourism Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane says the outbreak of the Coronavirus has already affected the tourism industry negatively. The number of Coronavirus cases in South Africa has risen to seven after four more new cases were confirmed on Monday. Speaking at the Tourism Leadership Forum held in Sandton, north of Johannesburg on Monday, Kubayi-Ngubane …

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Saudi Arabia, Nigeria suspend Hajj over Coronavirus

Saudi Arabian authorities yesterday announced a temporary ban on entry of Umrah pilgrims as part of efforts to protect the kingdom from the dangerous new coronavirus ravaging China and spreading throughout the world. Saudi’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs made the announcement via a tweet. In the same vein, Nigeria’s National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) yesterday directed …

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