Author Archives: Gilbert Mwijuke

Five climate change science misconceptions – debunked

By Mark Maslin The science of climate change is more than 150 years old and it is probably the most tested area of modern science. However, the energy industry, political lobbyists and others have spent the last 30 years sowing doubt about the science where none really exists. The latest estimate is that the world’s five largest publicly-owned oil and ...

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Restoring cassava farming in Rwanda

Felicien Simpunga grew up in the Ruhango district of Rwanda, where life and making a living revolved around agriculture. While he grows other crops such as beans and sweet potatoes for home use, Felicien decided to focus on cassava to earn an income after attending a training course delivered by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) ...

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Cyclone Idai: Restoring Zimbabwe’s livelihoods, infrastructure

In the months after Cyclone Idai, one of the worst tropical cyclones to hit Zimbabwe, scarred mountains remain with some impassable roads and many lives lost. Schools have reopened with inadequate infrastructure and resources in an attempt for normalcy. In Chimanimani, a mountainous area in eastern Zimbabwe, acres of devastation confronted Edgars Seenza, Acting Provincial Development Coordinator for Manicaland Province. ...

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British Airways launches support team for customers with additional accessibility needs

Airline announces next phase of multi-million pounds investment for customers requiring additional assistance with introduction of 20-strong team of accessibility experts Team will assist more than half a million customers with disabilities who fly each year – their enquiries were formerly handled by airline’s general customer service team New direct phone line now connects customers straight to specialist team Part ...

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What research reveals about drivers of anti-immigrant hate crime in South Africa

  By Steven Gordon Mobs have attacked foreign-owned businesses on the streets of at least three South African cities in recent days. This has caused outrage across Africa. There have even been retaliatory attacks. The South African government, under pressure to protect her large international migrant community, quickly defused the attacks. Such attacks are not new. For more than two ...

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Best places to visit in eastern Africa

Choosing the best places to visit in eastern Africa can be daunting as this region has many unique destinations worth visiting. But there are some destinations that are particularly more worth visiting than others – destinations that have recently been invigorated with more offerings. As Gilbert Mwijuke writes, read on to make sure you visit the best places in eastern ...

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Virunga Massif social enterprises join forces to ramp up conservation efforts

By Gilbert Mwijuke Rwanda’s Red Rocks Initiatives for Sustainable Development, DR Congo’s SCPNCK coffee cooperative, and Uganda’s Mgahinga Cultural and Crafts Centre are social enterprises with a shared vision. They all aim to engage communities around the Virunga Massif in activities that help them earn a living from the region’s thriving mountain gorilla tourism and ultimately create a safe haven ...

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Travel don’ts you should leave in 2017

It’s easier to know what to do when we travel, but we often forget the travel don’ts. Cynthia Tumwine unpacks the travel don’ts you should leave in 2017… Last minute planning Travelling is meant to be fun and even though it’s for business, it should not be hectic. Last minute planning for a trip can be very stressful and ruin your ...

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Kampala Serena Hotel: perfect choice for your business trip

By Ugandan Explorer Uganda is one of our closest neighbours. We not only share a border but also much of our history is interlinked with that of Uganda. Geopolitically, Uganda could just be our sister across the border. It is no wonder that many businessmen and women transact business in Uganda and vice versa. Personally, I have crossed the border ...

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Victoria Forest Resort: inside Kalangala’s honeymoon hotel

By Gilbert Mwijuke In the recent past, there has been a proliferation of new hotels and resorts on the Ssese Islands, Kalangala, thanks to the archipelago’s thriving tourism sector. But there is one resort that stands out from the pack – the eco-conscious Victoria Forest Resort, which opened for business about two years ago. Unlike other popular resorts on the Ssese Islands, ...

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