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UPDF ivory convicts fined sh4m

Two UPDF soldiers who were last week  convicted of being in illegal possession of protected animal species worth sh129 million have been given a court fine of sh4 million each, failure of which they should serve two years in Luzira Prison. Corporal Kamugisha Collin attached to Entebbe Airport Guard Brigade …

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Morocco looks to new markets to boost stagnant tourism

Rabat, Morocco | AFP |  Morocco’s key tourism sector barely grew last year amid security challenges, but operators are hoping Chinese and Russian visitors will boost their fortunes in the coming years. While political turmoil and jihadist attacks have battered the sector in Egypt and Tunisia, Morocco registered 10 million …

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India gives Uganda medical, IT support

India’s Vice-President Mohammed Hamid Ansari has announced his country’s offer of $3 million to boost the health sector. India has also agreed to share its experience and expertise in the IT sector. According to a statement at the end of Ansari’s 3-day visit, India has offered Uganda medicines worth $2 million and …

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VIDEO: Uganda crowns Pearl of Africa tourism expo with awards

VIDEO: Uganda’s Vice President Edward Ssekandi wants everyone involved in domestic tourism to try and expand on the range of tourism products across the country. This as different government institutions channel efforts towards increasing the number of visitors coming into the country, with a target of over 20 million arrivals by …

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Tanzania to host 2017 Nile Basin Day event

Representatives of the 10-member states of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) converge in Dar-es-Salaam on Wednesday to celebrate 18 years of cooperation. Since February 22 1999, NBI has focused on activities aimed at assisting Member States to achieve their development objectives through Nile Cooperation. “That day, in 1999, marked a …

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East Africa Tourism web portal launched

ATC News by Wolfgang H. Thome The East Africa Tourism Platform, the private sector apex body for the five East African Community member states, has launched their much awaited ‘Destination East Africa Portal’ at the ongoing Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo (POATE2017) in Kampala. The new website aims to propagate …

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World converges in Kampala for Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo

Uganda hosts the 3rd Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo (POATE) that will attract international hosted buyers from Europe, the Americas , Africa, Australia and Asia. Organized by Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) , the expo at the Kampala Sheraton is expected to bring together all tourism stakeholders and other service providers …

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