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Gorilla and Chimpanzee Tracking Remain Closed to Tourists
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Gorilla and Chimpanzee Tracking Remain Closed to Tourists

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

During the 14th Uganda presidential address to the nation on COVID-19 since the lockdown on March 21, President Yoweri Museveni ... Read More

Elephant Penises gets 14 Chinese arrested in Uganda
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Elephant Penises gets 14 Chinese arrested in Uganda

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- May 19, 2020

Fourteen Chinese nationals were Monday arraigned before the Buganda Road Chief Magistrate's court in Uganda, on charges of illegal possession ... Read More

Lake Victoria water level smashes 1964 record
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Lake Victoria water level smashes 1964 record

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- May 16, 2020

Covering 68,000 square kilometers, Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest and only second to Lake Superior (USA) in the world, shared by ... Read More

Annual Martyrs Day Celebrations Cancelled Citing Corona Fears
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Annual Martyrs Day Celebrations Cancelled Citing Corona Fears

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- May 2, 2020

The Catholic Church has cancelled the annual Martyrs Day celebrations at Namugongo in Uganda which falls on June 3, citing ... Read More

Mountain Gorilla Family Ends Their Vacation in Uganda
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Mountain Gorilla Family Ends Their Vacation in Uganda

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- April 25, 2020

A Hirwa Mountain Gorilla family that had crossed into Mt. Mgahinga National Park in Uganda last year in 2019 has ... Read More

12 Park Rangers killed in deadly attack on UNESCO World Heritage Site
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12 Park Rangers killed in deadly attack on UNESCO World Heritage Site

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- April 25, 2020

Virunga National Park is A UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. It's known as Africas ... Read More

Military battles to remove floating island along Nile
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Military battles to remove floating island along Nile

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- April 18, 2020

The Uganda People's Defense Forces (UPDF) Engineering brigade, acting on the orders of Chief of Defense Forces, General David Muhoozi, ... Read More

Chinese gang busted in Uganda crime spree
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Chinese gang busted in Uganda crime spree

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- March 28, 2020

Thirty-seven Chinese gang nationals have been arrested in Uganda for unlawful possession of illegal wildlife species. Three of them, according ... Read More

Uganda Wildlife Authority issues notice on rescheduling of tourism activities
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Uganda Wildlife Authority issues notice on rescheduling of tourism activities

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- March 12, 2020

Following the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) issued notice to stakeholders on minor changes in the rescheduling ... Read More

Why Opening an Embassy in Jerusalem can help Uganda Tourism
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Why Opening an Embassy in Jerusalem can help Uganda Tourism

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- February 11, 2020

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, visited Uganda a week ago where talks were held with Uganda President Yoweri Museveni ... Read More

Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo Opens “Promoting Intra-Africa Travel”
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Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo Opens “Promoting Intra-Africa Travel”

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- February 5, 2020

The 5th Annual Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo (POATE) 2020 opened today, February 4,2020, kicking off three days of business-to-business ... Read More

New Uganda Tourism Minister Takes Over After Cabinet Reshuffle
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New Uganda Tourism Minister Takes Over After Cabinet Reshuffle

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- January 27, 2020

The Hon. Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu officially handed over the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities (MTWA) Cabinet Ministerial leadership to ... Read More

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

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