Nestled in the foothills of the mighty Atlas mountains, the famed city of Marrakech is an enduring reminder of a city that has long controlled trans-Saharan trade. Juliet Highet reports.
It is two years since the “Tunisian Uprising” that not only changed the shape of the country, but that of North Africa at large. Kate Eshelby recently visited the country and here is what she saw.
With a year to go, Zimbabwe and its neighbour Zambia, the co-hosts of the UN World Tourism Organisation (WTO) 20th General Assembly in August next year, are preparing feverishly for the event, reports Tichaona Zindoga from Harare.
Sinem Bilen-Onabanjo went on a 10-day media trip to Zimbabwe recently, and what surprises awaited her. Not wanting to keep all the good news to herself, she says: “It’s time to ignore ominous travel advice, your family fussing about safety, and storms stirred in teacups. Pack your bag and experience a world of wonders, in the land that was once part of the Munhumutapa Empire.”
Chief Edem Duke cuts an impressive figure as Nigeria's tourism minister. He is tall, imposing and at least on the day of his meeting with New African, was wearing a Stetson hat. This is a man with a sense of image and style. Just as it is true of the man, so it is true of the message.