The Bower Tower
By Guardian Exclusive
01 September 2019 | 7:23 pm
The Bower Tower sits atop one of the tallest hills in Ibadan. It was erected in 1936 in memory of Captain Robert Lister Bower, the first British resident in the city. Despite its place in history, the towering edifice lacks maintenance and attracts less tourists.
9 Oct 2021
The stunning azure waters of the Band-e Amir lakes are once again attracting Afghan tourists, who brave bumpy roads to experience the so-called 'Grand Canyon' of Afghanistan.
10 Oct 2021
While the rest of the world literally looks up to the Dutch, the tallest people in the tallest country on earth insist it's not easy being so big. So an official study by the Dutch national statistics office CBS finding that they appear to be shrinking might be construed as good news -- even if it could threaten the Netherlands' number one spot as the world's loftiest nation.
1 Nov 2021
The French prosecutor says the captain of the Cornelis Gert Jan faces a possible €75,000 fine for "non-authorized fishing in French waters" by a non-EU boat. The scallop dredger was seized Thursday off Le Havre.
15 Nov 2021
It is the first time India has opened its borders to foreign travelers since imposing a strict lockdown in March 2020 to curb the spread of COVID.
28 Dec 2021
Captain Sunil Kumar Nandeshwar admitted he had been drinking alcohol as cargo ship Wakashio ran aground in July 2020, spilling more than 1,000 tons of fuel into the Indian Ocean.
4 May 2022
New Zealand has opened its borders to tourists for the first time in over two years. Meanwhile, Germany recorded no COVID deaths in a day for the first time since September 2020. DW has the latest.
13 May 2022
Recent visitors to France will no doubt have noticed the return of foreign tourists. Two years of Covid-19 took a heavy toll on what is otherwise a booming business and an important part of the French economy. Now things appear to be looking up again for the tourist industry. For decades, France has been the number one tourism destination in the world, ahead of Spain and the US. So what explains this lasting success? We take a closer look in this edition of French Connections.
12 Jun 2022
Japan was one of the last countries in the world to keep its borders shut to foreign tourists because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but that is slowly changing. The government is cautiously taking steps to revive tourism. But in a crucial election year and with the border restrictions popular among voters, it's a tricky balancing act for Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. We speak to Professor Seijiro Takeshita from the University of Shizuoka.
7 Jun 2022
Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Wednesday.
10 Sep 2022
Captain Zuhuur Fathi Muktar is the first woman to join the Somaliland Coast Guard. In just a few years, she’s risen through the ranks, safeguarding waters while also taking on gender based stereotypes. Thus forging a path for other young women.
5 Oct 2022
Sauerbrunn says the players are "horrified and heartbroken and frustrated" following the release of the Sally Yates report.
22 Oct 2022
Village of Books attracts tourists. Literature fans are drawn to Urueña, a small Spanish village with a multitude of bookshops.
4 hours ago
Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Thursday.
6 hours ago
Kim Kardashian revealed a huge factor behind her decision to file for divorce from Kanye West in February 2021. The rapper, also known as Ye, was embroiled in a number of public controversies towards the end of the couple’s marriage.
6 hours ago
In video footage released on Sunday, deputies from Washoe County Sheriff's Office (WSCO) are seen taking cover behind a tree after fixing a long rope on the vehicle door handle to let the animal out safely and without endangering themselves.
7 hours ago
Just eight weeks after I smoked my last cigarette, great things happened to my body and mind.
7 hours ago
The country’s power provider can’t keep up with demand. Some locals blame the government for not fixing this faster. But power mafias, corruption and theft of power makes this problem particularly complex.
8 hours ago
Bola Tinubu became Nigeria's president Monday during a period of unprecedented challenges for Africa's most populous country, leaving some citizens hopeful for a better life and others skeptical that his government would perform better than the one he succeeded.