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Uganda to host first world Women Birders’ Conference

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bird-watching enthusiasts in Uganda are looking forward to the first-ever international women birder’s conference, which aims to enhance the country’s birding tourism product. The groundbreaking women birders’ conference, scheduled for December 6th to 8th, will see participation from delegates representing over 10 countries. Despite …

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Uganda Wildlife Authority arrested 2,837 poachers in 2022

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A total of 2,837 suspects were arrested over alleged poaching and possession of wild animal products in protected conservation areas in Uganda in the years 2021-2022, according to figures released by the Uganda Wildlife Authority. The arrests were made during patrols conducted by rangers …

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Govt names steering committee to spearhead Co-op Bank revival

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The dream of reviving the cooperative bank is getting closer to reality as a steering committee is commissioned by the government. The seven-member committee comprising the cooperative leaders and representatives of top SACCOs has been unveiled with the main objective of kick-starting the process …

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‘Ugandan betting machines uncertified’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is losing billions of shillings in betting due to untested, uninspected, and unverified machines being used by betting companies, the National Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board has conceded. While Section 4 of the Lotteries and Gaming Act of 2016, mandates the  National Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory …

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Counter-terrorism police arrest suspected bomb maker

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Counter-Terrorism (CT) police, in collaboration with Kampala Metropolitan Police, have arrested Collins Mugabi on suspicion of manufacturing Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). The operation took place over the weekend in Banda, Nakawa Division, Kampala. Fred Enanga, the Uganda Police Spokesperson, stated that Mugabi was found …

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