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UAE eases restrictions on transit passengers from Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Arab Emirates-UAE has relaxed measures for transit passengers from Uganda. The passengers will no longer have to conduct two COVID-19 tests before departing from Entebbe International Airport. This comes days after the UAE lifted a travel ban on flights from Uganda following reports …

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Oulanyah pushes for more support for Uganda Diaspora

  Dubai, UAE  | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah has proposed action that deliberately aims to ensure government meaningfully supports the Ugandan diaspora. There ought to be a mechanism through which the diaspora is incorporated in the government structure, for streamlined financial support, he said. Oulanyah …

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Air Arabia to make three weekly flights to Entebbe

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Entebbe International Airport has received a new airline career. Air Arabia is set to start operating direct commercial passenger flights from Sharjah International Airport in the UAE to Entebbe International Airport thrice a week. The 169-passenger aircraft will be making flights on Sunday, Wednesday and …

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Uganda to open shelter for stranded girls in UAE

Dubai, UAE | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has said that the government of Uganda is to open a shelter in the United Arab Emirates-UAE to shelter girls that get stranded in that country after being trafficked. Museveni made the pronouncement after discussions with the executive leaders of Ugandans …

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Uganda exports to UAE grow from $300M to $1,850Bn

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s exports to the United Arab Emirates have grown from $300 million since diplomatic relations were established in 2009 to $1.85 billion in 2020. Exports are mainly precious minerals, high value crops and labour. President Yoweri Museveni today visited Uganda’s stall and pushed for more …

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