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Cheptegei unveiled as Uganda’s new tourism ambassador

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has today unveiled star athlete Joshua Cheptegei as one of Uganda’s tourism ambassadors. Lilly Ajarova, UTB’s executive officer confirmed the development during a function held today at the Uganda Golf club in Kampala. Last year, Cheptegei broke a 16-year-old world record …

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The new Uganda Airlines planes are here, what next?

Vernita Kayiwa and Tina Drazu will be the first Ugandan women to fly the wide body Airbus A330. They have gone further in their civilian flying careers than any Ugandan women ever, no mean feat and worth celebrating COMMENT |  DEREK NSEKO  |  Now that the dust has settled on Uganda …

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Second Uganda Airlines Airbus takes off, due at 9.30am

📌Arrives 🇺🇬 9.30am #Airbus #A330neo 💰unbeatable economics 🌍excellent range versatility 💺superior comfort Toulouse, France | THE INDEPENDENT & AGENCIES | The second new Uganda Airlines plane, another Airbus A330neo, has just taken off on an 11-hour journey from Southern France, heading to Entebbe Airport. It is fully loaded with medical supplies, …

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A Hidden Treasure

Karimojong enduring attachment to their culture Moroto, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Notwithstanding the social- cultural stereotype often attached to the Karamojong, a north- eastern ethnic group in Uganda, the group is privileged to preserve it’s distinct traditional norm and practices in the contemporary times. A visitor to Moroto and …

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New Uganda Airlines plane takes off from France

📌Arrives 🇺🇬 10.30am #Airbus #A330neo 💰unbeatable economics 🌍excellent range versatility 💺superior comfort Toulouse, France | THE INDEPENDENT & AGENCIES | A new Uganda Airlines plane, an Airbus A330neo, has just taken off on an 11-hour journey from Southern France, heading to Entebbe Airport. The A330neo is the latest version of the most …

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ELECTIONS: Uganda deports Canadian journalists

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has deported three Canadian Journalists who had reportedly come into the country to cover the 2021 elections. Foreign correspondents Lily Martins and J F Bisson and Margaret Evans had been accredited to work in Uganda, but according to Ofwono Opondo the Director …

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UTB partners with MTV Africa to host MAMAs

Kampala, Uganda | Patricia Akankwatsa | MTV Africa and MTV Base have partnered with Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) to host the continental flagship award show of MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) 2021. The partnership was announced during a virtual press conference broadcast from Johannesburg and Kampala by Monde Twala and Craig …

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