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Issue No. 0840
December 13 - 19, 2014

The so-called ‘war buses’ specially designed for tourists have become trademark for the travel industry and also attracted legal battle.






Front Page 1

Court ends ‘war buses’ wrangle
Nobody suspected that naming the elongated tour vehicles ‘war buses,’ would eventually result into the vehicles becoming a serious cause for a war fought along legal corridors.
 People who live in either Arusha or Kilimanjaro know that the highly customized and body-extended Four-Wheel Drive vehicles that normally take tourists into National Parks are called ‘War Buses,’ though the reason behind such strange christening is still unclear. ........Read more


Front Page 2

Officials told to avert looming porters strike
The management of Kilimanjaro National Park (Kinapa) and the regional authorities in Moshi have been directed to find a lasting solution to problems facing porters and guides handling visitors to Mt. Kilimanjaro.
It emerged during a meeting convened by the Kilimanjaro Guides Association (KGA) that the porters, in particular, were poorly paid, amid reports of a looming strike which stakeholders fear could paralyse mountain climbing. .................Read more

Front Page 3

Thousands attend pilot’s burial in Moshono
Tears flowed freely on December 1st  in Arusha during the burial of a pilot Joseph Alphayo, who was one of four people who perished in an helicopter crash in Dar es Salaam on November 29th.
 The minister for Natural Resources and Tourism Lazaro Nyalandu led hundreds of mourners when the 34 year old Alphayo was laid to rest at his family home at Moshono on the eastern outskirts of the city. . . . ....Read more

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