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COSASE orders audit into gorilla trekking permit scam

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament on Commissions, Statutory Authorities, and State Enterprises (COSASE) has ordered a forensic audit into the 500 million Shillings gorilla trekking permit scam at the Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA. Medard Lubega Ssegonna, the COSASE Chairperson issued the directive on Tuesday …

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Conservationists oppose lion cage breeding program by UWEC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Conservationists have opposed the planned lion breeding program by the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC), confined conditions, as opposed to a free environment. World Animal Protection, a global animal welfare charity based in the UK, says instead, that the government agencies should prioritise protection of …

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Africa’s 10 ‘most open’ countries for travel

African countries are simplifying entry processes and dropping restrictions to improve cross-border travel at inter-country and regional levels. SPECIAL REPORT | BIRD AGENCY | In the past eight years, 35 countries have improved their visa policies and, since 2016, five countries have abolished all visa requirements for African travellers. As …

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Nabbanja hands over Entebbe Botanical Gardens to UWEC

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja today oversaw the handover of the iconic Entebbe Botanical Gardens from the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) to the Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre (UWEC). This handover marks a new chapter for one of Africa’s oldest Botanical Gardens, …

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Entebbe Airport sets new passenger record

Entebbe Airport Sets Record with 198,961 International Passengers in December Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Entebbe Airport set a new record in December 2023 with 198,961 international passengers, comprising 104,160 arrivals and 94,800 departures. This figure, averaging 6,418 passengers per day, represents the highest single-day record in Uganda, according …

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NAM SUMMIT: Entebbe Airport looks ready

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda will host the 19th Summit of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Heads of State and Government, a forum of 120 member states from 15 to 20 January 2024, at the Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort. Most delegates will fly in through the newly refurbished Entebbe Airport. SELECT …

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