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Author: Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda

100-year-old Charles Njonjo tracks mountain gorillas at Mt. Mgahinga National Park

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- January 20, 2020

Charles Mugane Njonjo, Kenya's first post-independence Attoney General under President Jomo Kenyatta, turns a hundred on January 23, 2020. To ... Read More

Free Internet:  Beneficial for the Masses or Spying Tool Disguise?

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- December 18, 2019

The Uganda Internal Security Organization (ISO) has disapproved the decision by government to allow Google to fly Internet balloons over ... Read More

Gorilla Tourism: A Transformative Force Fueling Uganda Development

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- December 17, 2019

Global Mountain Gorilla Census at 51% Putting to Rest Speculative Claims Outgoing Uganda Minister of Tourism Wildlife & Antiquities, Prof. ... Read More

New Uganda Tourism Minister Part of Government Reshuffle

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- December 16, 2019

On Tuesday, tour operators, safari guides, hoteliers, and civil society activists led by the Association of Uganda Tour Operators Association ... Read More

Internet for everyone in Africa? Not in Uganda after government stopped Google Balloons

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- December 15, 2019

The Internal Security Organisation (ISO) has disapproved of the decision by the Uganda government to allow Google to fly internet ... Read More

Who is the new Minister of Tourism Wildlife & Antiquities for Uganda Hon.Tom Butime?

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- December 15, 2019

Tom Butime is the new Tourism Minister in Uganda after a Government reshuffle. Energy Minister Muloni, could have been a ... Read More

Protests at Association of Uganda Tour Operators about Dam at Murchison Falls

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- December 12, 2019

On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, the Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO) led a host of  stakeholders and partners from ... Read More

Tourism revenue plays critical role at Uganda National Park communities

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- December 7, 2019

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) handed over US$1.2 million (UGX 4,189,834,069) in revenue sharing funds to the communities neighboring the ... Read More

Uganda Tourism Board launches Pearl of Africa Tourism  Expo (POATE) 2020

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- November 28, 2019

The Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) is set to host the 5th annual Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo (POATE) 2020, a ... Read More

Plane crash in DRC: 23 dead and counting

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- November 24, 2019

Goma is the capital of North Kivu province in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is located on ... Read More

Uganda Airlines flights to Mombasa drawcard for gorilla tourism and regional trade

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- November 12, 2019

Uganda Airlines on Monday successfully received a water canon salute on its maiden flight to Moi International Airport at the ... Read More

Oracle of the spirits of the Nile resting place: New tourism destination

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- November 9, 2019

Dhaadha Budhagali Nabamba aka Donozio Namunkanga Mukembo Zirabamuzale, the famous traditional healer who looked after the spirits and ancestors of ... Read More

Giraffe translocation enhances tourism at Uganda wildlife reserve

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- November 3, 2019

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA ) released this week the first batch of 5 Rothschild giraffes into Pian Upe Wildlife ... Read More

Rwanda gorilla family migrates to Uganda: National park leaders should take heed

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- October 19, 2019

According to sources in the Virunga conservation area, 20 gorillas from the Hirwa family crossed over to  Mt. Mgahinga Gorilla ... Read More

Wildlife plus athlete equals sports tourism

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- October 5, 2019

Sports tourism can be found in some seemingly unlikely places. From chasing poachers and tracking wildlife as well as speeding ... Read More

Ramsar site on Katonga River under serious threat by Chinese investors

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- October 2, 2019

A Ramsar site on the Katonga River in Uganda is under serious threat by investors who are reclaiming this stretch ... Read More

Message from Queen Elizabeth II to Uganda Parliament

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- September 28, 2019

Queen of England, Elizabeth II, has sent a message to delegates attending the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference taking place at ... Read More

Uganda Gorilla Tourism : Essential for growth

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- September 22, 2019

In Uganda, the 10th annual Tourism Sector Review Conference realizes 7.4%   growth  in tourist arrivals, attributed to  gorilla tourism The ... Read More

Renegade lion killed in freak accident in Uganda

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- September 17, 2019

A renegade Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) lion was put out of action in a freak accident. The male lion, ... Read More

Primate tourism boosts Uganda’s economy by USD 16 million every year

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- September 12, 2019

At the recently-concluded second congress of the African Primatological Society (APS) hosted in Entebbe, Uganda, from September 3-5, 2019, the ... Read More

Uganda Wildlife Authority receives surveillance equipment from Uganda Conservation Foundation

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- September 4, 2019

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has received surveillance equipment from Uganda Conservation Foundation (UCF) to boost efforts to secure and protect ... Read More

Water salute welcomes Uganda Airlines inaugural flight at Nairobi Airport

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- August 29, 2019

Uganda Airlines made its inaugural commercial flight for the first time in almost two decades to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport ... Read More

Rolex Festival made in Kampala

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- August 24, 2019

For a brand associated with celebrity events like the Salzburg Festival, a visitor to Uganda would be forgiven for mistaking ... Read More

Winnie Byanyima named UNAIDS Executive Director and United Nations Under-Secretary-General

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- August 15, 2019

The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, appointed Winnie Byanyima as the UNAIDS Executive Director and United Nations Under-Secretary-General following a ... Read More

Uganda Tourism Police arrests rogue tour operator for fleecing German tourists of $21,000

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- August 12, 2019

Uganda's Tourism Police has today arrested a rogue tour operator, accused of fleecing tourists of US$21,500. Richard Tusasibwe, director of ... Read More

Uganda Wildlife Authority ups gorilla and chimp tracking permit fees

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- August 9, 2019

At the last mid-term engagement for the Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO) on August 6, 2019, at the Hotel ... Read More

Uganda Conservation Foundation donates vehicles to enhance Uganda Wildlife enforcement in Murchison Falls

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- August 5, 2019

This afternoon, Uganda Conservation Foundation (UCF), with funding from Olsen Animal Trust (OAT), handed over a fully-equipped animal response vehicle ... Read More

Uganda’s tourism agencies relieved as government makes u-turn on merger

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- August 5, 2019

Uganda's government has made a U-turn on merger of tourism agencies, since Cabinet made the decision almost a year ago. ... Read More

Uganda President commends Tourism Ministry for first elephant electric fence

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- August 3, 2019

His Excellency President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda commissioned the first ever elephant deterrent electric fence in Uganda’s conservation history ... Read More

Uganda Hotel Owners Association Chair re-elected for another term

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- July 30, 2019

At the Uganda Hotel Owners Association (UHOA) Annual General meeting held at the Kampala Sheraton hotel on Monday, July 29, ... Read More

Uganda President and Tourism leaders host Miss World delegation

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- July 26, 2019

Early this morning, Miss World 2018/19 Vanessa Ponce was hosted by H.E. Uganda President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at his country ... Read More

Ugandairlines: Transport Minister tasked to explain delay as launch pushed to August

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- July 21, 2019

Ugandairlines commercial flights launch date has been postponed to August and not July as earlier planned. This was announced midweek ... Read More

Uganda’s President assents to Uganda Wildlife Bill 2017

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- July 8, 2019

His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda, has assented to Uganda Wildlife Bill, 2017, sponsored by ... Read More

Uganda tour operators warn of mass protests over proposed Murchison Falls dam

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- June 12, 2019

In an advertisement in “The New Vision” daily by the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) on June 7, a notice of ... Read More

Bugoma Forest must remain, says Uganda’s President, but conservationists not celebrating just yet

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- May 18, 2019

Following a sustained campaign over a court ruling to lease Bugoma Forest to Hoima Sugar Works last month, Uganda President ... Read More

Uganda: Works begin on Kampala $60 M Flyover project

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- May 15, 2019

Preliminary works on the Kampala Flyover Construction and Road Upgrading project (KFCRUP), has commenced. According to the Uganda National Roads ... Read More