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COMMENT: The top job at Uganda’s CAA!

COMMENT | By Amos Wekesa Last evening some guys were talking about how people were lobbying so hard for Uganda’s  Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) top job and my heart sank. CAA is the government agency responsible for licensing, monitoring, and regulating civil aviation matters and if we miss the train …

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Uganda probes Chinese diplomats over ivory trafficking

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has ordered an investigation into possible collusion between the country’s wildlife agency and two Chinese diplomats in the trafficking of ivory. Poaching has risen sharply in recent years across Africa, fuelled by rising demand in Asia for ivory and rhino horn, …

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Kob translocation successful at Murchison Falls National Park

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has this month completed the translocation of hundreds of Kob antelopes from Murchison Falls Park. Translocation is a way of increasing population of that specie of animal from one park to the other in order to boost numbers across the country. It also help boost tourism …

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Heathrow chaos as BA scrambles to recover from IT crash

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Thousands of travellers faced further chaos on Sunday as British Airways cancelled around 60 flights from London’s Heathrow Airport following an IT system failure. Around one quarter of Sunday’s flights set to depart from London’s major hub before 4.00 pm (1500 GMT) were cancelled …

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Kenyatta to commission SGR on May 31 in Mombasa

Nairobi, KENYA| PSCU| President Uhuru Kenyatta will on May 31 commission the first phase of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) that has been completed on budget, 18 months ahead of schedule. State House Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu said China – who provided the funds through loans that ensured the SGR was …

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Speaker summons Gender Minister over ‘Im­balu ban’

Kampala, Uganda | PWATCH UG| The Speaker of Par­lia­ment, Re­becca Kadaga has di­rected State Min­is­ter for Gen­der, Labour and So­cial De­vel­op­ment Peace Mu­tuzo to make a state­ment be­fore the House on a pro­posal to ban  the tra­di­tional Bugisu cir­cum­ci­sion cer­e­mony called Im­balu. Mu­tu­uzo, while ad­dress­ing jour­nal­ists at the Uganda Me­dia Cen­ter last …

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