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Kiwa Heritage changing face of local tourism in Kasese

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kasese is more known because of Queen Elizabeth and Mt Rwenzori National Parks that attract thousands of tourists annually. However, Kiwa Heritage site is fast catching up as a destination for local and international tourists. Kiwa Heritage site, which is found along Kasese-Kilembe road …

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Mugabe and the West: a love-hate affair

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  He came to power as a Mao-jacketed revolutionary, charmed the West with his policy of racial reconciliation, adopted stylish Saville Row suits and was knighted by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth. But Zimbabwean ex-president Robert Mugabe, who has died aged 95, ended his life stripped of his honorary …

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Ugandan cheetah, spotted hyena face extinction

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The cheetah of Kidepo Valley National Park, Pian Upe Game Reserve and Matheniko-Bokora Wildlife Reserve is critically threatened, according to a new red list of critically endangered species released by the Ministry of Tourism. The same list also names the spotted Hyena of Queen …

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World leaders, veterans mark D-Day launch

Portsmouth, United Kingdom | AFP |  US President Donald Trump, Queen Elizabeth II and 300 veterans are to gather on the south coast of England on Wednesday for a poignant ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Other world leaders will join them in Portsmouth for Britain’s national event to …

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Kidnap in the park

American tourist rescued; experts call for Crisis Management Unit Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The kidnap of an American tourist and a guide in the Queen Elizabeth National Park in early April spread jitters across Uganda’s tourism industry. Kimberley Sue Endecott, was one of three guests on an evening …

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Toddler eaten by leopard in Uganda’s national park

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | Ugandan authorities were on Monday hunting for a leopard that snatched and ate the three-year-old son of a female ranger working in the popular Queen Elizabeth National Park. The boy had been left in the care of a nanny at the unfenced staff quarters of a safari …

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Queen Elizabeth to recognize three young Ugandans

Queen Elizabeth to recognize three young Ugandans London, UK | QUEEN’S YOUNG LEADERS |  Three young Ugandans are in London to receive the Queen’s Young Leaders Award from the Queen of England at Buckingham Palaceon June 29. They are 19-year-old Joel Baraka, Favourite Driciru, 27, and Ruth Nabembezi, 21. The Award celebrates inspiring young …

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Queen Elizabeth at 91

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth celebrates 91st birthday London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 91st birthday on Friday, with the world’s longest-reigning monarch taking a step back from royal duties to allow the younger generation to step forward. A gun salute at London’s Tower Bridge and …

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Queen Elizabeth misses second church service with heavy cold

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Queen Elizabeth II missed a New Year’s Day church service on Sunday because of a lingering “heavy cold” that also forced her to stay at home on Christmas Day, Buckingham Palace said. The 90-year-old, the world’s longest reigning monarch, is however continuing to receive …

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