Category: United Republic of Tanzania

Tanzania’s Zanzibar invites investors to restore historical sites; Xinhua

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Authorities in Tanzania’s Zanzibar on Monday invited local and foreign investors to invest in the development and restoration of historical sites on the islands. Lela Mohamed Mussa, Zanzibar’s Minister for Tourism and Heritage, said structures that needed restoration included buildings in the Stone Town, a site on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List.

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Tanzania’s Zanzibar invites investors to restore historical sites; Capital Business

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Authorities in Tanzania’s Zanzibar on Monday invited local and foreign investors to invest in the development and restoration of historical sites on the islands. Lela Mohamed Mussa, Zanzibar’s minister for Tourism and Heritage, said structures that needed restoration included buildings in the Stone Town, a site on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List.

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As tourists flood a Tanzanian park, the Maasai say they’re being pushed out;  Ashoka Mukpo; Monga Bay

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Every year, hundreds of thousands of tourists flock to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) in northern Tanzania. Widely considered to be one of the most spectacular landscapes on the planet, the NCA is home to 115 species of mammal alone, including the famed “Big Five” of the African safari scene: elephants, buffaloes, rhinos, leopards and lions.

Source: As tourists flood a Tanzanian park, the Maasai say they’re being pushed out

9 Hyatt Redemptions With Outsized Value; Becky Pokora & Caroline Lupini; Forbes

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A few years ago, World of Hyatt was one of the most limited hotel rewards programs but its footprint has grown at record speed. With new properties and entirely new brand launches, Hyatt has expanded its network considerably. The acquisition of upscale brands including Thompson Hotels, Joie de Vivre and Alila Hotels and Resorts also means more redemption opportunities for members.

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Tanzania’s big win: Selous to stay on World Heritage Sites list; Bob Karashani; East African

Tanzania accused IUCN and World Heritage Committe of reopening issues that had already been “positively” concluded through dialogue since 2017.

Source: Tanzania’s big win: Selous to stay on World Heritage Sites list

Could Tanzania’s Selous lose its world heritage status?; The Citizen

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The status of Tanzania’s famed Selous Game Reserve in the list of World Heritage sites is waiting for ruling of the UN’s cultural agency committee which is discussing the sites.

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Top 9 Destinations In Africa For A First-Time Visitor; Sarah Kingdom; TravelAwaits

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Africa has an array of spectacular destinations, each bursting with color, charm, and culture. Here are the top destinations in Africa for first-time visitors.

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Climate Change Threatens Africa’s Cultural Heritage; Adam Markham; UCS USA

Photo credit: Will Megarry

Africa Day celebrates independence, freedom from colonialism, and looking forwards to a peacful and thriving future in the 55 African Union nations. This year’s theme is “Arts, Culture and Heritage” and UCS is helping to raise up climate change in that context.  Climate change is probably the fastest-growing threat to African cultural heritage, much of which was left in a parlous position because of the legacies and structural inequalities of past colonial rule.

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How to Enjoy the Charms of Zanzibar, According to a Travel + Leisure A-List Advisor; Darren Humphreys; Travel + Leisure

With delicious food markets, stunning beaches, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Zanzibar is an island destination with universal appeal.

Source: How to Enjoy the Charms of Zanzibar, According to a Travel + Leisure A-List Advisor

Tanzania Approves a Cable Car on Kilimanjaro; Stephanie Vermillion; Outside


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Oldest hominins of Olduvai Gorge persisted across changing environments; EurekAlert

Olduvai (now Oldupai) Gorge, known as the Cradle of Humankind, is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Tanzania, made famous by Louis and Mary Leakey. New interdisciplinary field work has led to the discovery of the oldest archaeological site in Oldupai Gorge as reported in Nature Communications, which shows that early human used a wide diversity of habitats amidst environmental changes across a 200,000 year-long period.

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Did You Know? Kilwa Kisiwani an East African Trading Port on the Maritime Silk Roads; Unesco

The maritime routes of the Silk Roads can be traced back thousands of years, to links between the Arabian Peninsula, Mesopotamia, and the Indus Valley Civilization. During the early Middle Ages this network expanded as sailors and merchants from the Arabian Peninsula established trading routes across the Arabian Sea and into the Indian Ocean with linking parts of the Arabian Peninsula to China as early as the 8th century CE.

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Legacy of Iranians in Africa on the verge of destruction; Tehran Times

Kilwa Kisiwani, a historical island in Tanzania, which was ruled by Iranians in the 11th century, is on the verge of destruction.

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Tanzania: Fires Shaped Mount Kilimanjaro’s Unique Environment. Now They Threaten It; Andreas Hemp; The Conversation

In October, firefighters in Tanzania had to tackle a number of fires on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain and the largest free-standing mountain in the world. The mountain and surrounding forests fall into Kilimanjaro National Park, named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987. Andreas Hemp provides a glimpse into the mountain’s natural environment and the challenges it faces.

Source: Tanzania: Fires Shaped Mount Kilimanjaro’s Unique Environment. Now They Threaten It

Tanzania says Kilimanjaro blaze contained; AFP

An inferno on the slopes of Africa’s highest mountain Kilimanjaro was almost under control Saturday, six days after it broke out, authorities said.

Source: Tanzania says Kilimanjaro blaze contained

Documenting and preserving African heritage sites; Anna Kent & Heinz Ruther; UCT News

Through its repository of spatial data of African cultural heritage sites, the Zamani Project is contributing to UCT’s roots as an African university.

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10 Popular Tourist Attractions That Could Disappear in Your Lifetime; Meghan Jones; Reader’s Digest

Just because these are remnants of the past doesn’t mean they should become a thing of the past!

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Join Me On A Tour Of Tanzania; Africa.com

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Stone Town aka Freddie Mercury’s home town; Steve McKenna; West Australian

STEVE McKENNA is immersed in the exotic delights of Zanzibar…

Source: Stone Town aka Freddie Mercury’s home town

May 5th is African World Heritage Day; Unesco

Source: May 5th is African World Heritage Day

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