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One big party – The Kampala City Festival is here

PICTORIAL: Kampala Capital City Authority Sunday hosts a fifth Kampala City Festival, considered the biggest street party in East Africa, as the city and country celebrate  their culture, innovation, unity and social life. To spice the annual event are the Kampala City festival rally, that on Saturday set the stage for the festival, cycling and …

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VIDEO: NITA to offer free internet on KCCA Festival Day

VIDEO: Ugandans are set to enjoy free internet services during the KCCA organized city festival scheduled for Sunday. The announcement was made during the unveiling of guidelines people are expected to follow= as the city authority gives back to Kampalans and tax payers. The KCCA Executive Director Jennifer Ssemakula Musisi also …

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RwandAir makes bold move with Airbus A330-200

ATC News by Wolfgang H. Thome In what appears to be a highly significant gesture in East African aviation, RwandAir showcased their first Airbus A330-200 at Entebbe Airport to travel agents, corporate clients and the media, enroute to a great homecoming of the aircraft in Kigali on Wednesday. This move might yet …

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All global trade banned in endangered pangolins

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | The shy, scale-covered pangolin is to receive the highest level of protection against illegal trade to try to save it from extinction, after a vote Wednesday by delegates at a global conference. The reclusive, gentle mammal is prized as an edible delicacy and ingredient …

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Elephants divide meeting aimed at saving species

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | The world’s biggest conference on the international wildlife trade got underway Saturday in Johannesburg, but African countries lashed out at Western charities for “dictating” how they should protect their elephants. Over the next 12 days thousands of conservationists and top government officials will thrash …

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‘Uganda will have no forests by 2050’

The newly-appointed State Minister for Environment Mary Goretti Kitutu has decried the rate of deforestation in the country, saying that Uganda will soon be water-stressed if citizens do not pay due attention to environment management. “Loss of forests cover in Uganda is reaching worrying trends, with 200,000 hectares lost per …

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