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Gov’t assures safety of tourists in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has appealed to tourists not to cancel their planned visits to Uganda following the recent wave of bombings in the different parts of Kampala. Speaking to reporters on Thursday at the Uganda Media Centre, Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, the Minister of ICT and National …

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BiH can learn a lot from China, MPs say

Sarajevo, Bosnia |  XINHUA |   Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) can learn a great deal from China, said members of BiH’s Parliamentary Assembly after a video meeting with Chinese legislators on Monday. “It was impressive what four of us heard during the presentation of our colleagues from China. Not only about …

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Cheaper gorilla tracking permits fail to attract tourists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Authority has failed to register an increase in number of tourists destined to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest despite reducing the price of gorilla tracking permits. In 2020, Uganda Wildlife Authority -UWA reduced the cost of gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National park. In the …

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Six tourists arrested for breaking curfew in Kalangala

Kalangala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | At 22hrs on Christmas night, Police in Kalangala open up their armory, picked their equipment including guns and batons and set off to go and apprehend those violating the presidential directive thereby endangering the lives of innocent Ugandans by “doing acts likely to spread a …

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Ssese gets first museum

Kalangala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Kalangala district has it got its first museum. Ssese museum that is found on Buggala Island in Kalangala Town Council officially opened its doors to the public on the Christmas Eve. Some of the things exhibited in the museum include historical books, boat, Redbittles, a …

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Two tourists, driver perish in accident along Masaka road

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two tourists and their driver have perished in an accident at Kasaalu-Mugge village near Katonga river in Mpigi district. The officer in charge of Kayabwe police station, Anatolius Kaahwa identifies the deceased tourists as Gilbert Kemei and Summy Kipock while their driver is Yusuf Walimbwa. …

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Virus pushes iconic American department stores to the brink

New York, United States | AFP |  The Macy’s department store located two blocks from the Empire State Building in New York City is a stop on many tourists’ itineraries, but visitors may need to find another shopping temple once the coronavirus pandemic is over. Iconic American department store chains like …

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Death casts dark shadow over Spanish town

Tomelloso, Spain | AFP |  After burying five elderly people in one morning, the local priest can finally remove his gloves, a job all too familiar in this central Spanish town blighted by death. These days, they no longer publish death notices in Tomelloso, a town of 36,000 located in the …

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