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South Africa’s Robben Island Museum goes green

Robben Island, the prison-turned-tourist-attraction that held Nelson Mandela during his imprisonment amidst the apartheid struggle, has moved to solar energy. The move will reduce Robben Island’s carbon emissions by almost 940 tons. Tourism Minister, Tokozile Xasa handed over a solar power plant to the Robben Island Museum (RIM) as part of the Department of Tourism’s […]

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Egypt announces multimillion dollar renovation project for Cairo Museum

In order to attract tourists, Egypt has announced a multi-million dollar ‘renovation project’ for Cairo’s famous 111-year old museum. The project will include painting the old walls and covering the faded floors in their original colours and patterns, demolishing a building which stands between the museum and Nile River, among other restoration works. Apart from […]

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