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Industry threatens nearly half of natural heritage sites: WWF

Paris, France | AFP Almost half of all natural World Heritage Sites, including the Great Barrier Reef and Machu Picchu, are threatened by industrial activities such as mining, oil exploration and illegal logging, conservation group WWF warned Wednesday. The 114 threatened sites, virtually half the total listed by UNESCO, provide …

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UGANDAN ART: Kizito’s path of defiance

Artworks shaped by a life of observation Kizito Maria Kasule is an art scholar and practicing painter who has been heavily influenced by circumstances, the environment and imagination almost in equal measure. Through his over a quarter century practice, he has gone through many seasons and transitions and now occupies …

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Carnival to send first US-Cuba ship in over 50 years

Miami, United States | AFP | Carnival got official approval to send its first cruise ship to Cuba from the United States in half a century, the leisure travel giant said Monday, as President Barack Obama made a landmark visit to Havana. The cruise line will send its 704-passenger MV …

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European travel stocks slide after Brussels blasts

London, United Kingdom | AFP Shares in airlines and travel sector companies fell heavily across European stock markets on Tuesday after explosions in Brussels. Twin blasts at Brussels airport killed at least one person and wounded several others, officials said, and Brussels train staff also reported a subsequent explosion at …

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Island of the Chimps

By Ronald Musoke It is 9.30am in the morning and the Water Front beach at Entebbe is just warming up. Our party, comprising 17 foreign tourists and seven Ugandans – all wrapped in in our bright orange life jackets, are on our way to the Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary. READ ON…. …

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Hug a gorilla this September

By Patrick Kagenda Uganda Wildlife Authority offers a rare opportunity to millions They are rare, shy and their DNA is 99% similar to yours. But they are also huge, weighing up to 200 kgs sometimes. So you can imagine that even their most passionate lover would have trouble hugging one …

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