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Sheraton Kampala at 50

ATC News by Wolfgang H. Thome: Sheraton – Half a centry to look back at while preparing for the future General Manager Jean-Phillippe Bittencourt has described Sheraton Kampala Hotel as “undoubtedly one of Uganda’s proudest hospitality resource and today still stands tall on the slopes of Nakasero Hill proudly marching towards …

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Two men found with Hippo, Warthog teeth convicted

Buganda Road Court has convicted two men in Kampala who were recently arrested with protected animal species. Chief Magistate James Eremye convicted Daniel Gumwa and Calvin Mwanje both residents of Kampala, on their  own plea of guilt, and ordered Gumwa to serve six months in Luzira prison while Mwanje should  …

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Uganda’s erratic weather

USAID’s warning system shows why you should prepare for more bad news this year On Jan. 17, the weather was extremely hot in Kampala. Godfrey Mujuni, the manager of the Data Centre at the Uganda National Meteorological Authority, says thermometer readings indicated it was 34.0ᵒC which is about six degrees …

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New wave of robots set to deliver the goods

Washington, United States | AFP | The robots of the future will be coming soon, rolling along at a lumbering pace with those goods you just ordered. The six-wheeled, knee-high robots from startup Starship Technologies are part of a new wave of automated systems taking aim at the “last mile” …

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Rwanda moves to hit tourism target

In July 2014, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), in a press release titled “Rwanda gears up for surge in tourism demand” announced an $860-million tourism income target by 2017. Even though the jury is still out regarding this then ambitious target, Rwanda’s tourism industry is clearly more boisterous today. It …

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