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Women undress before minister in protest of persistent elephants invasion

Nwoya, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Furious women in Lii sub county, Nwoya district stripped before the State Minister for Tourism, Wildlife, and Antiquities, Martin Magara Bahinduka on Wednesday in protest against the rampant invasion of elephants. The minister was in the district to interact with the communities of Got-Apwoyo, Purongo, …

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Tour operator handed 3 year jail term for fleecing tourists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Godfrey Paul Mpamu, a tour operator from Wild Paw Safaris has earned himself a three-year jail term for conning tourists. The Entebbe Chief Magistrate Stella Akwong convicted Mpamu on his own plea of guilty. Court heard that on August 30th this year, Uganda Wildlife Authority …

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Reformed Karamojong warriors threaten to resort to poaching

Napak, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Reformed Karimojong cattle rustlers are accusing the government of abandoning them after convincing them to voluntarily surrender their firearms which was their only source of survival. This stems from the recent decision by Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA to flash the former rustlers from breaking stones at …

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Tourism ministry to construct hotels in protected areas

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities is to construct hotels in some of Uganda’s protected areas as a way of promoting domestic tourism, thanks to an agreement with the Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA. State Minister for Tourism Martin Mugarra Bahinduka says that the high costs …

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Community up in arms over UWA boundaries in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Busunga in Lake Katwe sub-county, Kasese district are accusing Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA of encroaching on their land by extending the electric fence into their land without opening up the disputed community boundaries. In July last year, the residents rejected a survey report from …

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Stray hippo killed by residents in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Saruti B in Kasese municipality have killed one of the stray hippos that have been disturbing the area. The hippos escaped from Queen Elizabeth National Park in July last year and inhabited the stagnant water in Kanyangeya cell adjacent to River Nyamwaba. This …

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Hippos destroy gardens in Kaliro district

Kaliro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A hippo invasion has triggered panic among residents of Bujeje village in Bulumba town council in Kaliro district. According to residents, three hippopotamuses have invaded their farm gardens and destroyed their crops. The hippopotamuses have since pitched camp in Lumbuye swamp, which serves as both …

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UWA to compensate family of teenager killed by crocodile

Kaberamaido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA has agreed to compensate the family of Simon Okello, the teenager who was attacked and killed by a crocodile at Okile landing site in Kaberamaido district early this month. The 14 year old pupil of primary four in Okile-Kobulubulu Primary School …

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