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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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Fear as stray lions invade Kihihi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Rushoroza parish in Kihihi Sub County in Kanungu district are living in fear because of a stray Lion in their area. On Monday evening, five Lions escaped from Queen Elizabeth National Park in Kihihi Sub County into the community. The Lions ate two …

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UWA: Uganda cuts down on elephant poaching

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least one Elephant is killed in Uganda annually for ivory.  This is according to the Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA. John Makombo, the Director of conservation at UWA says that while poaching has decreased elephants still face threats from poachers, most of whom are foreign nationals. …

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Mwandha takes over from Seguya at Uganda Wildlife Authority

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The new chief custodian of wildlife conservation in Uganda Samuel John Mwandha has been urged to focus more on research, gathering and disseminating credible wildlife conservation information. Outgoing Executive Director Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) Dr. Andrew Ggunga Seguya on Monday handed over office to Mwandha …

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THIS WEEK: Sam Mwandha is new UWA boss

THIS WEEK: Sam Mwandha is new UWA boss Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sam Mwandha has replaced Andrew Seguya as the new Executive Director of Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). Mwandha a Veteran Conservationist with experience spanning 20 years in wildlife management and conservation competed and beat the incumbent and Achilles …

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‘Welcome Mwandha, well done Seguya’

ATC News by Wolfgang H. Thome: Change at the helm of the Uganda Wildlife Authority Kampala, Uganda | WOLFGANG THOME | News emerging from Kampala indicates that Sam Mwandha has been selected as the new Executive Director of the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) as Dr. Andrew Seguya prepares to step …

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