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Slow growth but tourism stakeholders optimistic

Sliding tourism earnings: Terrorism fears continue to hit tourism industry but stakeholders optimistic about mid term prospects Latest data from the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities shows that both tourist arrivals and earnings registered the lowest growth in five years. Growth in 2015 was at just about 3% in …

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Wilderness Safaris eyes East Africa

Botswana based multi-national ecotourism company Wilderness Safaris, operating nearly 40 luxury safari camps across eight African countries, has raised US$35 million bilateral loan for the purchase of a new ecotourism company in Kenya and for further expansion across Africa. Keith Vincent, the Chief Executive at the Wilderness Safaris said ‘in …

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When Uganda’s Zakayo celebrated 53rd birthday at UWEC

Thursday was a special day at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) as Zakayo, the oldest chimpanzee known in the country, celebrated its 53rd birthday. The Wildlife Center annually celebrates Zakayo’s birthday to highlight the plight and abuse of chimpanzees and other animals. Zakayo is the oldest chimpanzee in captivity in a country …

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Study shows record-shattering birds stay in air for 10 months

Miami, United States | AFP |  A small, dark-feathered bird known as the common swift flies for 10 months on end without ever landing, the longest time spent aloft of any known bird, scientists said Thursday. The findings in the US journal Current Biology confirmed a 46-year-old hypothesis, first offered …

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Four convicted in sh55 million ivory case

City Hall Court has convicted and remanded four men to Luzira Prison after finding them guilty of unlawful possession of ivory. Prosecution showed that the four who have been convicted, Ali Wause,  Dickson Kweteisa, Charles Kakooza and Chris Tumukunde were found in possession of 13.5 kgs of ivory valued at sh 55million …

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SPE TAXI: Making city transport easier

INTERVIEW: Mark Karamira is the CEO of Spe Taxi Cab service. He spoke to Agnes E. Nantaba about his management philosophy and Uganda’s transport industry challenges. What are the key elements in your management philosophy as a manager? Leadership, people, responsibility, resources and their appropriation are key elements and backed …

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