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Top Tourist Attractions in Tanzania

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Tourists Up close With a Pride of Lions at the Park
Tourists Up close With a Pride of Lions at the Park

The East African destination of Tanzania is known for its wilderness areas and famous geographical landmarks, including the majestic, snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro. From the beaches of Zanzibar to the coral gardens off Mafia and Pemba Islands, a Tanzanian safari will give you many breathtaking and memorable experiences, the following top Tanzanian tourist attractions showcase sights for the traveler who is looking for a vacation that highlights natural wonders.

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park is where you’ll find the highest mountain peak on the continent, making it one of the most popular attractions in the country. You can climb the mountain at any time of the year, but the recommended period is during the dry season that runs from late June to the month of October. Kilimanjaro is a World Heritage site. It was formed more than one million years ago, and its Uhuru Peak is one of the world’s Seven Summits.

The lower level of the mountain is farmland, and as you climb, you’ll go through rainforests, alpine meadows and then lunar landscapes. Eland, monkeys, leopards and buffaloes roam the rainforest slopes, and the alpine area is a great spot for viewing birds of prey.

Serengeti National Park

An enormous treeless plain, Serengeti National Park is rife with wildlife on the hunt for fresh grasslands. It’s the country’s largest national park, with visitors usually peaking during the period from December through June, which is the prime season for wildlife watching.

Around early spring, a migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra takes place, and it’s an impressive natural event to behold. This park boasts close to 500 species of bird in its swamp areas as well as antelopes, hyenas, cheetahs, lions, bat-eared foxes, jackals and hunting dogs.

Entrance To the Park
Entrance To the Park

Tourists exploring sights at the park
Tourists exploring sights
at the park
Tourists Up close With a Pride of Lions at the Park
Tourists Up close With a Pride of Lions at the Park

The Beaches of Zanzibar

Tanzania’s Zanzibar archipelago consists of the islands of Pemba and Zanzibar. Zanzibar is a popular travel destination that is famous for its clear-water, white-sand beaches with varying surf levels. In Zanzibar’s heart, you’ll find Stone Town, a multicultural World Heritage site with old Arabian townhouses and a maze of narrow alleys lined with homes, mosques and bazaars.
Tanzania-Safari-Zanzibar-beaches

Bwejue Beach Zanzibar
Bwejue Beach Zanzibar
Kendwa Beach Zanzibar
Kendwa Beach Zanzibar
Kendwa Beach Zanzibar
Kendwa Beach Zanzibar

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nestled between Lake Manyara and the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area offers a unique wildlife viewing opportunity and is home to the volcanic Ngorongoro Crater. The crater is a water supply that attracts animals to stay in the area instead of migrating. Zebras and wildebeests are the predominant species in the crater floor area, but visitors might also see hippos, Thomson’s gazelles, elephants, rhinos, buffaloes and lions.

Bird watching and large game viewing is a popular pastime here, but the vital archaeological site known as the Olduvai Gorge is also something to see, having provided many human, animal and cultural fossils to researchers. It was here that famous husband-and-wife archaeologists Louis and Mary Leakey unearthed human fossils that were two million years old.

Be sure to carefully plan your visit to Tanzania so you don’t miss out on any of the natural beauty and historical significance this country has to offer. With its animal watching opportunities and history-making sites, Tanzania has something to offer just about any traveler.

A Lush View of Ngorongoro Conservation Area
A Lush View of Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Simba Camp Site @ the Area
Simba Camp Site @ the Area
A view of the Crater
A view of the Crater

Top ten Tourist attractions in Kenya

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Mount Kenya Batian and Nelion summits
Mount Kenya Batian and Nelion summits

Celebrated for its fantastic savanna safaris, Kenya is a nation of sensational extremes and exemplary complexities. It is famous for Kenya safari lodges and Kenya Desert hunts and high snows; woodlands and open fields; the city of Nairobi and brilliant tribal societies; freshwater lakes and coral reefs. There are many Kenya interesting facts that many potential tourist would find interesting, Kenya is East Africa in microcosm. The untamed life safaris have remained the top vacation spot in Kenya for a considerable length of time while different vacation packages incorporate trekking Mount Kenya, expanding over the Masai Mara and snorkeling in Malindi on the Indian Ocean coast. In this article, we will detail some of the famous spots and tourist attractions in Kenya that you would absolutely love to visit:

Nairobi, Kenyan Capital, one of the tourist attractions in Kenya.
Nairobi, Kenyan Capital

Nairobi National Park
The Nairobi National Park is only a 10 minutes’ drive from the focal point of Nairobi with just a wall isolating the recreational center’s untamed life from the city. Nairobi’s high rises can be seen from the National Park. In spite of its closeness to the city and it’s relative small size of the recreation center, Nairobi National Park boasts of a huge and diverse population of wild life.
Nairobi, Kenyan Capital, one of the tourist attractions in Kenya.

Malindi
Malindi gives an exceptionally decent place to really get to enjoy the waterfront vacation spots in Kenya, with its broad coral reefs and delightful shorelines. This place is ideal for surfing, snorkeling, remote ocean angling and other water sports
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Mount Kenya
Mount Kenya is the most astounding mountain in Kenya and the second-most noteworthy in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The mountain offers an excellent sight. The high summit may be daunting and troublesome, requiring a specialized trip, but a few bring down tops are however available and are a simple destination for any fit trekker.

Mount Kenya Batian and Nelion summits
Mount Kenya Batian and Nelion summits

Mount Kenya tourist attraction
Sunset on Mount Kenya
Mount Kenya vacation spots
Mount Kenya’s Snow Capped peaks

Mount Kenya, Sprawling in the Horizon

Samburu National Reserve
Samburu National Reserve is an extremely quiet national park in Northern Kenya. It pulls in untamed life due to the Uaso Nyiro River that goes through it and the blend of woodland and field vegetation.
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Damnation’s Gate National Park
It is extraordinary among Kenya’s untamed life parks, as you are permitted to walk or cycle without an aide. There’s emotional landscape, with steep precipices, crevasses and basalt segments.

Lamu Island
There are no streets on Lamu Island, just rear ways and trails, and thusly, there are few mechanized vehicles on the island. Occupants move about by walking or by watercraft, and jackasses are utilized to transport merchandise and materials.

Lamu Island Vacation spots
Lamu Island Vacation spots

Lamu Island Vacation spots

Tsavo National Park
Tsavo is the biggest national park in Kenya and one of the biggest on the planet. Tsavo National Park is the perfect destination in Kenya for individuals who look for isolation and security and in addition the opportunity to investigate the wild.

Lake Nakuru
Lake Nakuru is an extremely shallow lake, located in the heart of Kenya. The lake’s plenitude of green growth pulls in immense amounts of lesser flamingos, at times more than a million at a time.

Flamingos taking off from Lake Nakuru
Flamingos taking off from Lake Nakuru

Nakuru Lake
Nakuru Lake,

Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park is a generally little stop found near the border with Tanzania at the foot of Africa’s most elevated mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro.

Amboseli National Park, Kenya
Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Ostriches in Amboseli National Park
Ostriches in Amboseli National Park

Masai Mara National Reserve
Every year the Masai Mara National Reserve is thronged by a large number of voyagers who come here to watch the park’s amazing collection of diverse wildlife populace and the yearly movement of zebra and wildebeest.
Massai National Park

Hundreds of South Korean men give up nationality to avoid military service

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South Korea's Military Parade
South Korea's Military Parade

An opposition lawmaker in South Korea has sensationally announced that well over 16,000 South Korean Nationals have willingly relinquished their South Koran citizenship in order to avoid the country’s mandatory military service. Jin Sung-joon a lawmaker from the country’s main opposition party, New Politics Alliance for Democracy, said that in 2014, total number of 4,386 men opted for foreign nationality to evade the military service, which was increase over the 3,470 that did so in 2011.

He cited the South Korean Military Manpower administration as the source of the data, he said the data was submitted to the National Assembly as part of an annual audit. He further stated that in the first seven months of this year(2015), that a total of 2,374 men have already given up their South Korean citizenship to opt out of the military service.

He said the majority of those givin-up their South Korean Nationality became citizens of the U.S. followed by Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The lawmaker also said another data released by Rep. Baek Gun-ki of the NPAD Party, showed that a total of 2,568 out of 24,980 senior public officials working for the government and related agencies did not fulfill their military obligations for numerous reasons. He said it was mandatory that all able-bodied men of South Korean nationality should carry out this military service for two years

South Korea's Military Parade
South Korea’s Military Parade

Africa’s Richest Man, Dangote, Plans Zimbabwe Plant

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Nigerian Business Mogul, Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, has announced plans to build a $400 cement factory in Zimbabwe. This announcement is a major boost for the southern African country in desperate need for inflow of foreign investment.

Zimbabwe has struggled to recover from a decade of economic contraction, that saw inflation skyrocketing to a billion percent rendering the local currency effectively useless. And this year the country cut it’s economic growth target to 1.5%, citing dwindling commodity prices and a scorching drought that his the agriculture sector, the country’s mainstay.

The Business mogul whose ever expanding empire spans many industries said after a meeting with Zimbabwe’s Vice President, Emmerson Wnangwa that he was also aiming to invest in power generation and coal mining in Zimbabwe. Dangote who is reportedly still in the country is also due to meet with Zimbabwean President Robert Mogabe.

Dangote Briefing journalist said “We have already decided to invest in Zimbabwe, that’s why we are here. Any country where you see us visiting, it means yes we have decided to invest there”.

He further stated that the proposed factory would produce about 1.5 Million tonnes of cement per year, but did not disclose how much building the plant would cost. If the project passes through required government paperwork and approvals, construction will commence in the first-quarter of next year.

Aliko Dangote

Kenya offers $20,000 bounty for suspected female terrorist

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Kenyan Authorities have put up a $20,000:00 bounty on the head of a female terrorist who is thought to be hiding in one of the country’s refugee camps that was setup in the North-Eastern border region. The Kenyan Government has said it would pay up to $20,000 for any information that lead to the capture of Rukia Faraj, the female suspect.

The authorities in Kenya have also released a photogragps of Rukia Faraj, who is known to be a top al-Shabaab operative in a refugee camp in Garissa County.
“She is wanted for facilitating movement of youth to Somalia to join her husband who is planning an attack in Kenya,” said the police spokesman in a statement issued last week.

Faraj’s husband, Ramadhan Kufungwa, is also a wanted terrorist, he has been accused of being the mastermind behind the grenade attacks and assassinations of a handful of moderate clerics and security officers in the Kenyan city of Mombasa County.

The statement also indicated that Faraj was also aiding Kufungwa in planning fresh attacks in the country, by helping Kufungwa bring move explosives and other weapons from Somalia into Kenya’s northeastern region.

The bounty on Faraj comes after a cache of firearms and explosive was recovered in Garissa County on Wednesday night.
Police believe the weapons were to be used against vital government installations and religious institutions.
Northeastern Regional Coordinator, Mohamud Saleh, said on Friday that the breakthrough follows the arrest of more dangerous al-Shabaab suspects who provided crucial information that led to the unearthing of weapons.

Saleh said he had ordered all landlords and commercial facilities owners to provide detailed identities of their tenants to their chiefs. The chiefs will in turn submit the same to the county commissioners, who subsequently share the information with the police for action within the next 14 days.
“We believe some of these criminals are occupying or are being harbored in some of these private premises,” he said.
Saleh said the Kenyan government was closely collaborating with their Somali counterparts in order to eradicate all criminal elements along the border.

Indonesian Islamic scholars ask man whose name means God to change it or face sanctions

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Mr Tuhan, whose name is causing controversy
Mr Tuhan, whose name is causing controversy

The Council of Islamic Scholars in Indonesia has asked a man whose name translates to God to change it or stand the risk
of denied access to social services, they claim that the man’s name is offensive to their religious sensibilities.

This case is a first of its kind, for Indonesia, the country with the highest population of muslims in the world. The man
in question, a carpenter who is simply identified as Tuhan, the Indonesian word for God, has been told by the scholars
that he has to entirely change his name or at least modify it by adding a prefix to it. The head of the Council of Muslim

Scholars in Indonesia, Bukhori Abdussomad strongly urges that Tuhan should at the very least modify his name by adding
“Abdu” to it, Abdu is a prefix that when added to the name would translate his name to “Servant of God”.

Sheikh Abdussomad said: “We suggest the name change to avoid an interpretation that could lead to idolatry. Besides, the
name Tuhan is unseemly from a religious point of view.”

He urged the government to suspend Tuhan’s identity-card and halt his access to social services until he complies and
changes his name. Tuhan, a carpenter by profession hails from the Banyuwangi district of Indonesia, he has however said
that he has no idea why his parents gave the name to him but wondered why it had only become controversial now.

Indonesia with it’s large Muslim population still remains a very liberal and tolerant country. Indonesia’s Muslims have
live peacefully with their fellows of other faiths and they largely eschew the militant and radical Islam traits prevalent
among Muslims in the Middle East, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Mr Tuhan, whose name is causing controversy
Mr Tuhan, whose name is causing controversy

7 Australians prevented from traveling to join IS

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Islamic state militants on a parade
Islamic state militants on a parade

The Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbott has announced that about seven young men of Australian citizenship were prevented from joining ISIS over the weekend, they were stopped at one of the country’s airports as they tried to leave for the middle-east presumably to join up with the Islamic Militants.

The Australian prime minister disclosed that the young men are now being investigated by the country’s counter-terrorist agency, because a large amount of cash and other suspicious materials were found in their possession. Tony Abbott also stated that more than a hundred-and-fifty Australians have left the country’s shores to join ISIS in Iraq and Syria, of this number, about 20 of them are believed to have been killed in the fighting and 20 more are believed to have made their way back to the country.

So far 60 Australian passports belonging to suspected jihadists have been revoked, while about a 100 people in the country are thought to be providing assistance to ISIS in some way. In the past year alone, Australian police have arrested and charged 14 suspected jihadists for making plots to attack and behead people in Australia. Up to twelve people have been convicted of terrorist related plots and are currently serving jail sentences in the country.

Islamic state militants on a parade
Islamic state militants on a parade

Slovakia says it prefers Christian refugees under resettlement scheme

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With growing concerns in europe over the escalation of the refugee crisis, Slovakia has stated that it would prefer Christian migrants within it’s borders under a Europe wide plan to help resettle thousands of people fleeing from war and poverty in Syria, Iraq and parts of Africa. This much was made known by a spokesman for Slovakia’s Interior Ministry.

The republic of Slovakia is prepared to take a 100 migrants from refugee camps in Turkey and a hundred migrants from Italy, preferably Christians, said the spokesman.

“We want to choose people who really want to start a new life in Slovakia. Slovakia as a Christian country can really help Christians from Syria to find new home in Slovakia,” spokesman Ivan Netik said.

“For most migrants we are only a transit country. In Slovakia we have really tiny community of Muslims. We don´t even have mosques.”

The spokesman also said that Muslim migrants who choose to come to Slovakia would not be discriminated against, but stressed that the country was unwilling to take-in asylum-seekers who intend to stay for a short while and then move-on.

“We do not discriminate against any religion, but it would be a false, insincere solidarity if we took people… who don´t want to live in Slovakia,” he said.

The 200 asylum seekers that Slovakia has pledged to take-in is a drop-in-an-ocean compared with the more than 60,000 refugees that EU member states are struggling to distribute under an umbrella European Commission Plan.

Germany is the number one destination for asylum-seekers fleeing violence and poverty in Syria, Iraq and Africa. The German authorities expect the number of asylum-seekers reaching Europe to quadruple this year to a record 800,000.

When asked about the Slovak position, the European Commission spokeswoman Annika Breidthardt said: “We act all in the letter and the spirit of the Treaty, which prevents any form of discrimination.”

Slovakia is not alone in showing a preference for Christians migrants. The President of the Czech republic, Milos Zeman, who has long stressed the threat from Islamist militants and has called for United Nations strikes on their bases, has also indicated a preference for Christian migrants.

Slovakia, a country of 5.4 million has a Roman Catholic tradition and tiny number of immigrants. Only 109 have sought asylum this year.

Despite this small number, several thousands of people took part in a march against-immigration in the Slovak city of Bratislava in June this year. Police detained

over 100 people after the protesting crowd turned violent and torched police cars and attacked bystanders.

In a related development a plan to provide temporary housing for 500 migrants in Austria led to protests in the southwestern town of Gabcikovo this month.
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Drama as Lawmaker Attempts To Undress, Hang Self In Parliament

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Ekanya, Tried To Commit Suicide in Open Parliament

It was mild drama at the ugandan parliament on Friday when a parliamentarian representing Tororo County in the Ugandan Parliament Hon Geoffrey Ekanya, made an attempt to undress himself and take his own life on the floor of the parliament after he learnt that the County he was representing wasnt given a Districy Status.

Ekanya took his disappointment overboard when he started removing his clothes and started saying; “”Hon Speaker I feel like committing suicide on this floor because this matter is so serious.”

It took the intervention of Kitgum Woman MP Beatrice Anywar and Budadili West MP Nandala Mafabi to calm the lawmaker and stop him from totally undressing and strangling himsself, although Ekanya had only started removing his necktie. To calm the lawmaker, Mafabi led him outside of the parliament’s chambers where he regained his composure, eventually making his way back inside the chambers to apologize.

Ekanya, Tried To Commit Suicide in Open Parliament
Ekanya, Tried To Commit Suicide in Open Parliament

Deputy speaker Jacob Oulanyah who presided over this particular parlaimentary session had cautioned Ekanya and told him to go and play drama at the Country’s National Theatre, which is conveniently located only a few blocks away from the parliament’s chambers.

“It is important to respect the house, trying to undress yourself is taking it further. This is not a national theater,” Oulanyah said.On his return to the floor of parliament, he apologized to the Deputy speaker and the house for his unbecoming behaviour and for failing to control his temper. “I apologize to you Deputy Speaker and house for losing myself, however this matter is important to me and my people.”

Minister Local Government, Hon Adolf Mwesige said the issue of Tororo’s request to get a district has been in parliament for a long time though he couldn’t promise to grant the county a district status.

“I cannot amend the motion for creation of districts right now, because of Tororo, I will need more time,” Mwesige said.
It will be recalled tha the Ugandan Government had earlier promised to grant Tororo district status about twenty years earlier.

Germany: we can’t cope with 800,000 refugees per year

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Germany’s Minister for Interior, Thomas de Maizeire has stated that Germany has so far been harboring about half of the refugees and asylum seekers arriving Europe from all over the Middle east and Africa and that it(Germany) could No longer cope.

“This year we have to cope, and we will but long-term, 800,000 per year are too much for a country the size of Germany.

“We are now taking 40 per cent of all refugees in the EU,” said De Maiziere.

The minister also said that the authorities in Germany gave a fair hearing to every refugee, with rights to appeal, before eventually deporting those who were ineligible for an asylum. He however called on other EU member states that are presently repelling the refugees who are pouring by their thousands to do more, to help the German’s out.

With a large number of people fleeing from war torn places like Iraq, Syria, Eritrea and other hot spots around the world, the German interior ministry has been advocating for fast-track deportation of Balkan citizens, who mostly do not qualify for asylum, while speeding up education and integration for other qualified immigrants.

Ethnic tension between refugees in overcrowded hostels reached boiling points late Wednesday in Suhl, central Germany. Police said a brawl in one of the hostels left 10 refugees and four police personnel injured.

Police said the fight started after one hostel resident was accused of insulting the Koran, the holy book of the islamic faith.