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2020 Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo

A big opportunity for Uganda, African economies Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Tourism players from across Africa gathered at Speke Resort Munyonyo located approximately 20 kilometers southeast of Kampala City starting Feb.4-6 to discuss the industry’s future prospects. This was the 5th Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo (POATE) organized …

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Uproar as Kigezi district council chairs are left to waste

Kigezi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  There is uproar among leaders across Kigezi over the failure by Kabale district to preserve the seats during the sittings of Kigezi district council. Before it was split, Kigezi district council used to host councilors from Ndorwa, Bufumbira, Rujumbura, Kinkiizi, Rubanda, and Rukiga counties. Each …

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Tiny Seychelles island coaxes bird back from brink

Cousin Island, Seychelles | AFP |  Giant tortoises amble across Cousin Island as rare birds flit above. The scene attests to a stunning success for BirdLife International, a conservation group that bought the tiny Seychelles isle in 1968 to save a songbird from extinction. Thick vegetation smothers ruins that are the only …

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Tourism grew slowest in 2019 – BOU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Tourism earnings are estimated to have grown slower in the first ten months of 2019, according to to the Central Bank. The government planned to attract more one million tourists this year on top of the 1.8million people received in 2018.  But the Central Bank …

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Minister Ssempijja orders iinquiry into Entebbe botanical land giveaway

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Agriculture Minister Vincent Ssempijja has directed the National Agricultural Research Organization-NARO to institute an inquiry into the giveaway of land within Entebbe Botanical gardens.    The 40-hectare piece of land situated close to the National Agricultural Research Organization and Victoria Mall in Entebbe covers a 4-kilometre …

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