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US partners with UWEC to reduce wildlife trafficking

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | U.S. Mission in Uganda has partnered with the Uganda Wildlife Conservation and Education Center (UWEC) to host Zoohackathon 2019 in Entebbe. Zoohackathon is a computer coding event that brings together developers, designers, project managers, and subject matter experts to create applications, systems, and …

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FULL TEXT: Uganda and DRC sign pact on tourism, security and infrastructure

  Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni and Felix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), have pledged to work together on joint projects that will provide jobs, facilitate trade, social welfare and security in the region. This will include the construction of …

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Ker Luo and Kwar Adhola start World Forum of Luo Kings

  Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nearly 500 years after the descendants of Adhola and Owiny separated in present day Tororo in Uganda, their descendants on Thursday November 7, 2019 signed a pact confirming their blood relationship, and agreed to reunite and work together. There was a brief cultural …

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Zakayo Legacy: UWEC to construct museum

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Education Center – UWEC plans to construct a resource center and memorial monument in remembrance of Zakayo, the late celebrity Chimpanzee. Zakayo died in November 2018 at UWEC where it had stayed since June 1976 after it was handed over by whites who …

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Luo Council of Elders plan historic visit to Uganda

Tororo, Uganda | Louis Jadwong | Members of the Luo Council of Elders from Siaya County in western Kenya will visit Uganda on a three-day cultural exchange starting on Tuesday. The Jopadhola Prime Minister (Jago)  Richard Josel Obbo confirmed preparations for the visit are in an advanced stage, saying he will …

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Growing tourism sector

UTB strengthens marketing and quality of service Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda Tourism Board is gearing up regulating tourism facilities, travel agents and tourist guides countrywide to support growth of the sector. In an interview with The Independent on Oct.15 at Protea Hotel during the agency’s quarterly media …

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