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‘Fighting poverty will check illegal wildlife trade’

London, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has said issues of illegal wildlife trade cannot be divorced from poverty and that countries must strive to get their people out of poverty through sustainable tourism, investments, trade and industrialization, adding that the structure of the society in Africa needs …

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Why apes can’t talk

Study suggests they’ve got the voice but not the brains Kampala, Uganda | JACOB DUNN | We all know that parrots can talk. Some people may have even seen elephants, seals, or whales mimicking speech sounds. So why can’t our closest primate relatives speak like us? Our new research suggests …

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Pangolins in peril

On the hunt for traffickers of the hard scaled mammal Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Ugandan conservationists are determined to fight back against a poaching assault on the pangolin, a small, long-nosed mammal with large overlapping keratin scales and the focus of a multi-billion dollar illicit business, fuelled by soaring …

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In the shadow of Nyiragongo volcano

  Nyiragongo: Because it can erupt any time, residents and the government must have a plan  Kigali, Rwanda | KELLY RWAMAPERA | The Nyiragongo Mountain in eastern DR Congo is a spectacle to behold. Standing at 3,470 metres high (slightly lower than Mt. Elgon which is Uganda’s second highest mountain …

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Surge in tourism revenues

Sustained marketing in America, Germany and the United Kingdom boosts tourist numbers but questions on validity of figures persist Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Uganda has registered a surge in tourist numbers over the last one year, with many of the visitors coming in from key source markets of the …

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MV Kalangala resumes operations

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The MV Kalangala which makes voyages between Lutoboka (Kalangala) and Nakiwogo (Entebbe) on May 9 resumed operations after a month docked for mandatory checks. The Ministry of Works and Transport and Nation Oil Distributors Ltd the operators of the only vessel plying the Kalangala-Entebbe …

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