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Uganda: Occupancy rate for hotels up to 28%

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Hotels in Uganda are recording an increase in occupancy rate, an indicator that the sector is recovering from the coronavirus crisis. According to Suzan Muhwezi, the chairperson of Uganda Hotel Owners Association and vice chairperson Board of Directors for Uganda Tourism Board, industry players recorded 28% …

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UWA closes Ziwa rhino sanctuary following attack

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA has closed Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola district with immediate effect following a recent attack. The decision comes amidst bickering between Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranches (ZRWR), which owns the land hosting the sanctuary, and Rhino Fund Uganda (RFU), a non-governmental organization that …

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Body parts of killed lions recovered

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), the Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces (UPDF) and the police have recovered body parts of the lions that were killed in Queen Elizabeth national park last week. The lions were found dead on Friday evening, in Ishasha sector, Kihihi Sub County, …

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The 2020 Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo

Tourism agency anticipates Shs12bn as earnings from the virtual event after a few years Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Suppliers of tourism related services and products will close and sign business deals worth Shs12.2billion during the 6th edition of the 2021 Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo, according to Uganda …

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Ostrich population doubles in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The population of ostriches in Matheniko-Bokora game reserve in Karamoja sub-region in northeastern Uganda has doubled. Fred Kizza, warden of Matheniko-Bokora game reserve told URN on Tuesday in Moroto that the ostrich population is now over 50,000 making it the biggest of the species in …

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Cheptegei starts year with great Monaco win

  📌 MONACO RESULT ✳#5kHerculis 1. Joshua Cheptegei 🇺🇬 13:13 2. Bethwell Birgen 🇰🇪13:18 3. Davis Kiplangat 🇰🇪 13:19 Women 1. Beatrice Chepkoech 🇰🇪 14:43 WR 2. Meraf Bahta 15:46 3. Alice Finot 🇫🇷 15:522 Monaco, Principality of Monaco | THE INDEPENDENT | The annual Monaco Herculis run produced another world record today, but not …

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