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Entebbe road hit by taxi operators protest, 19 arrested

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nineteen taxi operators have been arrested in a joint operation mounted by the Uganda Police Force and the Special Forces Command at different locations along Entebbe road. The arrests were made during early morning protests by the taxi operators, disputing an injunction on the …

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Religious, cultural leaders embrace environment programmes

  Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Bishop of Kigezi Diocese George Bagamuhunda has said that the church and cultural leaders have a mandate to protect the environment, citing the Biblical scripture which says the environment existed before man. This was at the ongoing second Uganda Water and Environment …

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Uganda’s Water and Environment Week is back, bigger

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni is today expected to officially commission the Uganda Water and Environment Week (UWEWK) organized by the Ministry of Water and Environment. The second edition of the Uganda Water and Environment Week (UWEWK ) has started, with the theme: Water and Environment …

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Emirates appoints new manager for Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Emirates, which flies daily from Entebbe to Dubai, has appointed John Gemin as its new Country Manager for Uganda. Gemin will oversee sales and service functions for the airline’s passenger, cargo, management and airport operations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business and Management …

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Entebbe Airport to get self-check-in service

Gemalto awarded contract for Uganda’s new e-Immigration solution Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gemalto, in cooperation with local partner SCINTL, has been awarded the contract for the supply of a Border Management System (BMS); including airport self-service eKiosks at Entebbe International Airport. The appetite for automated, self-service travel experiences …

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WHO orders mandatory ebola screening at Entebbe Airport

  Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organization-WHO has ordered for mandatory Ebola screening of all passengers entering the country through Entebbe International Airport. Initially, airport authorities were screening only passengers returning on flights from Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC. However, according to Simon Ebachu, the head of …

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China aids Uganda’s fast pace on development track

  Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |  The year 2018 ends on a good note for Uganda as the east African country eyes more financing and investment from China. After the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation held in early September, the Ugandan cabinet quickly formed an inter-ministerial …

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Entebbe airport registers 7.5% increase in traffic

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is 7.5 percent increase in the number of travelers entering Uganda through Entebbe International Airport, the Public Affairs Manager Civil Aviation Authority-CAA, Vianney Luggya has revealed. Statistics from the airport show that Uganda received 1,620,000 passengers in 2017. However, Entebbe International Airport registered 130,099 …

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Entebbe leaders demand construction of flyovers on Express Highway

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders in Entebbe have demanded for the construction of flyovers along the Express Highway. The Katabi town council Chairperson Ronald Kalema says that many pedestrians who use the road are knocked down by speeding vehicles. Entebbe traffic police registers up to 4 accidents every week …

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