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There is no Ebola in Uganda

Uganda’s Ministry of Health has confirmed that there is no case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country after getting negative results from tests on a suspect. “As a result of our strong vigilance at entry points in the country, one suspect case was identified on 30th May 2017 …

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Rhino kills conservationist in Rwanda

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP |  A conservationist who was training rangers to track and protect black rhinos in Rwanda has been killed by one of the animals, the organisation he worked for has said in a statement. Information about the exact circumstances of Hungarian Krisztian Gyongyi’s death on Wednesday morning …

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COMMENT: The Primate Lodge story

COMMENT | By Amos Wekesa |  Towards the end of 2005, Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) called for expression of interest in running two rooms that existed in Kibale National Park and I thought since there was no indigenious Ugandans seriously running an accommodation inside a national park, I would give it …

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African park ranger hits out at Hong Kong ivory trade

Hong Kong, China | AFP |  A frontline park ranger from the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday delivered an emotive testimony to legislators against the ivory trade in Hong Kong, as the city faces criticism over how it plans to phase out the trade. The southern Chinese city, a …

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Airline industry sees higher profits in 2017

Cancún, Mexico | AFP |  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) increased its profit forecast for the global airline industry Monday, citing surging demand. Total profits for the group’s 275 member airlines are now expected to hit $31.4 billion this year, up more than five percent from the previous forecast …

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UAE’s Etihad to suspend flights to Qatar

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates | AFP |  Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways said Monday it would suspend flights to Qatar after the United Arab Emirates was among major Gulf states to sever ties with Doha in an unprecedented regional crisis. Etihad said flights would stop on Tuesday, after the UAE, …

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UGANDA AIRLINES: Museveni meets Airbus representatives

President meets Airbus representatives, assures Ugandans, “Uganda Airlines will succeed” Entebbe, Uganda| PPU| President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has said that once revived, the Uganda Airlines will succeed mainly because of the direct travel opportunities that it will offer its citizens in the diaspora, the business community  and tourists. He said the …

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