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UWA starts boundary opening in Murchison falls National park

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has started boundary opening of Murchison Falls National Game Park in Nwoya and Oyam districts. Murchison Falls is one of Uganda`s largest wildlife game reserve measuring 3,781 square kilometres and home to several wildlife. The exercise commenced on the …

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White-eared kob sighted on Ugandan soil after two decades

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A male white-eared kob technically known as Kobus kob leucotis has appeared for the first time in two decades in Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve in Karamoja. The white-eared Kob was sighted by the Ecological Monitoring and Research Unit of Uganda Wildlife Authority – UWA on …

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UWA gives UGX 2M to family of catechist killed by stray elephants

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Authority has given two million shillings to the family of a Catholic Catechist killed by stray elephants from Murchison Falls. Boniface Omara, a catechist at Bombay Catholic Chapel, Kamdini Sub County in Oyam district was attacked and killed instantly by the elephants on …

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Fury over Murchison Falls

Govt proposal to build a sixth power dam on the Nile kicks up storm Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Murchison Falls, one of River Nile’s remaining spectacular waterfalls tops the “bucket list” of iconic sceneries in Uganda that hundreds of thousands of tourists covet when they visit the country. …

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Parliament starts fresh investigations into Apaa land dispute

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The committee of Parliament conducting fresh investigations into prolonged Apaa land dispute has started investigations. The MPs will on Wednesday inspect evidence of old settlement in the area in view of establishing whether humans occupied the area in the 1970s after President Idi Amin …

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Kidnap in the park

American tourist rescued; experts call for Crisis Management Unit Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The kidnap of an American tourist and a guide in the Queen Elizabeth National Park in early April spread jitters across Uganda’s tourism industry. Kimberley Sue Endecott, was one of three guests on an evening …

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Security heightened in Queen Elizabeth national park

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security has been heightened inside Queen Elizabeth National Park. Addressing the press on Friday, the Minister of State for Tourism Godfrey Suubi Kiwanda said that following the kidnap of an American tourist Kimberly Sue Endecott and her guide Jean Pierre Mingere, several measures have been …

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Police seize 30Kg ivory in Amuru

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have recovered a piece of ivory weighing 30 Kilograms from three suspected poachers in Elegu Township in Amuru district. The suspected poachers are Muzamil Hamuza, 31, Ali Magidu, 32 and Govile Nuru 44. They were picked up from Loriko West Village in Elegu …

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