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New bird sanctuary opened in Entebbe

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new bird sanctuary for the endangered African grey parrots was opened at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) also known as Entebbe Zoo. The shs37 million aviaries were funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and are specially built as an outdoor facility …

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Marriott Kampala Skyz marks 5 years of operation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Protea Hotel by Marriott Kampala Skyz on Friday hosted President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni as it marked five years of operations. The hotel is celebrating years of operations filled with noteworthy accomplishments, tremendous growth, impactful partnerships, and industry accolades. Since 2017, Protea Hotel Skyz has set …

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EAC member states urged to join forces in promoting tourism

Arusha, Tanzania | Xinhua | Burundian Vice-President Prosper Bazombanza has called on member states of the East African Community (EAC) to join forces in promotion of tourism in the region, the EAC said in a statement late Saturday. The statement issued in Tanzania’s northern city of Arusha, said Bazombanza also urged …

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‘Uganda’s Crested Cranes face extinction ‘

  Lwengo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wildlife conservationists are concerned by the continued use of naked electricity transmission lines, arguing that they are yet another hindrance to the protection of the Crested Cranes, The birds are on Uganda’s national emblem. Godfrey Mutemba, the Lwengo district Senior Natural Resources Officer …

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‘King Oyo should get a wife’, Bishop Kisembo says

Bishop Kisembo says that the Omukama has now come of age and needs a suitable helper to assist him in his duties. The Bishop was preaching on Monday during the Thanksgiving Service to celebrate Oyo’s 27th coronation anniversary, the Empango, at Karuzika Palace in Fort Portal. Bishop Kisembo also appealed …

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