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European union tourism retreat enters day two

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  European Union Ambassadors are meeting in Western Uganda to assess the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Uganda’s tourism sector.   Tourism is one of Uganda’s top foreign exchange-earners with annual receipts of USD 1.6 billion brought in by 1.8 million tourists according to the Uganda Tourism …

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EU commissions ranger outpost at Queen Elizabeth national park

Kanungu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The European Union (EU) has commissioned a 12-unit staff accommodation block at Ishasha in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The 325 million Shillings facility will aid rangers to fight poaching in the national park. The project is part of a bigger USD 1.3 million (4.8 billion Shillings) …

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EU says deeply concerned over U.S. growing use of sanctions

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said on Friday he was deeply concerned over the growing use of sanctions, or the threat of sanctions, by the United States against European companies and interests. “We have witnessed this …

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EU authorizes remdesivir for COVID-19 treatment

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | The European Commission has authorized anti-viral drug remdesivir for the treatment against coronavirus on Friday, making it the first drug authorized at the European Union level for the treatment of COVID-19. “Today, the European Commission granted a conditional marketing authorization for the medicine remdesivir,” the European …

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Ministry of Tourism secures a UGX 25Bn stimulus package from EU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Tourism has negotiated a 6 million Euros (25.2 billion) stimulus package from the European Union towards the private tourism sector for post lockdown operations. This was disclosed by the accounting officer of the Ministry of Tourism, Doreen Katusiime while interfacing with …

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EC confirms nine internal election observers ahead of 2021 polls

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Nine internal election observers have so far meant the requirements to monitor the 2021 general election, Uganda Radio Network has learnt.  These include; Intellectual Aid Network Uganda, Uganda National NGO Forum, Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) and Alliance for Finance Monitoring (ACFIM). …

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