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Uber’s Uganda operation facing a driver revolt over low fees
On the 5th of July, Oxfam Executive Director Winnie Byanyima Opened Pandora’s’ Box on the reality of Uber In...
Tracking the Missing Link: Why Uganda is missing out on the Cocoa windfall
On the Campaign Trail in 2016, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni who was campaigning for a 7th term, stopped in...
McKinsey’s latest report on Africa-China economic partnership challenges previous beliefs
Through a study conducted across eight countries that together make up about two-thirds of Sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP, the report...
Even before it opens its doors in Uganda, Carlson Rezidor is locked in a Sex abuse and Corruption scandal involving a Government Minister
It has been around for over 75 years and manages a network of over 1,400 hotels and 90,000 employees, in  110 countries around the world, the Carlson Rezidor Hotel group is one of the largest hotel chains in the world. In EastAfrica, it runs the Radisson Blu chain including... Read more
Uganda’s Madhivani group expands into Rwanda, Acquires Kigali’s 3 star Umubano hotel
One of Uganda’s most prominent family owned Business the Madhivani group through its Hotel and Tourism Arm Marasa Africa has acquired a 3-star hotel in Rwanda, marking its entry into the central African country’s hospitality industry. The Umubano hotel previously owned and run by Laico regency a brand of... Read more
Travellers on Jumia Travel choose Forest cottages as Uganda’s best hotel
Travellers who use Jumia Tavel , Africa’s number one online hotel booking website, have said Forest Cottages is the best service provider in Uganda’s hotel industry. The luxurious cottages situated on Naguru Hill in the Bukoto area of Kampala received the Traveller’s Choice Award during the Jumia Travel Awards... Read more
Several weeks back, a number of Ugandans on social media especially on Twitter and Instagram; started sharing beautiful shots from all over the country with the tag #UgandanSunset. This is not the first time it has been done on social media, but such hashtags always help show the beauty... Read more
(Reuters) – A prominent Chinese businesswoman, dubbed the “Ivory Queen”, is innocent of Tanzanian charges that she financed a criminal network responsible for smuggling tusks from more than 350 elephants, her lawyer said on Monday.   Yang Feng Glan, 66, was charged last week along with two Tanzanian men... Read more
(Reuters) – The poaching of rhinos has risen in South Africa’s Kruger National Park this year but is on the decline elsewhere in the country, Environment Minister Edna Molewa said on Sunday. The Kruger Park, South Africa’s main tourist draw, is on the frontlines of a surge in rhino... Read more
(Reuters) – Zimbabwe has partially lifted a ban on big-game hunting around Hwange National Park that was imposed after an international outcry over the killing of Cecil, the country’s most prized lion, by an American dentist last month. The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Authority said in a statement seen... Read more
In mid-June, Ethiopia – Africa’s second most populous nation – told the UN it plans to slash carbon emissions and become a carbon-neutral middle-income country by 2030. Critics on social media, which was abuzz following the country’s announcement, asked why a country that is already not industrially developed should... Read more
(Reuters) – Perched on the muddy bank of a river meandering through rolling green hills, the Lemurs’ Park near Madagascar’s capital is rated one of the city’s top attractions, but you would not know it from the number of visitors. On a Saturday in what is meant to be... Read more
You would be forgiven for thinking it was Spain, Thailand or Italy. But this year the accolade of World Best Tourism Destination has been given to a surprising candidate: Ethiopia. The country has been praised for its outstanding natural beauty, dramatic landscapes and ancient culture, leading the European Council... Read more