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Uganda’s window-shopping elephant poisoned

UGANDA (eTN) - The female elephant, recently risen to fame when pictures were published in the Uganda media about walking along the Katunguru roadside stores, was apparently poisoned and found dead.

MV Kalangala ferry returns to government

UGANDA (eTN) - Following the long saga of the main lake transport ferry, MV Kalangala, which was taken out of service for major maintenance in the early second half of 2010, the government caved in to

Uganda tourism minister under renewed pressure

UGANDA (eTN) - The Attorney General’s Office last weekend published advice sought by government over initial plans to install a caretaker board, following the sacking of the majority of board member

Uganda ferry out of service until next year

UGANDA (eTN) - The latest information obtained from the Uganda Ministry of Works and Transport about the hugely important lake ferry connecting Entebbe with the Ssese Islands, is that it will now take

Kasubi Tombs fire inquiry reveals conflict within royal family

UGANDA (eTN) - The caretaker of the burned down UNESCO World Heritage Site and key cultural monument of the Buganda Kingdom has, in his capacity as a witness before the commission of inquiry into the

Uganda Wildlife Authority woes far from over as donors wade into...

UGANDA (eTN) - Key development partners and donors of the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) have now formally written to the government of Uganda, demanding that UWA return to proper management and over

Festive season gets underway in Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - Invitations to year-end cocktails at this time of the year habitually rain down on us as companies, NGOs, governmental departments, and authorities gather their faithful around them to

Aviation news: Uganda and Congo DR sign new bilateral air services...

UGANDA (eTN) - Last week saw pen put to paper in Kampala, when the long drawn-out negotiations over a new BASA were finally concluded.

Another Shimoni looming in Uganda?

UGANDA (eTN) - Following the disastrous decision some years ago to throw out the Shimoni Primary School pupils and teachers and uproot the Shimoni Teachers Training College from their premises in reco

Uganda president denounces greed and breach of contract

UGANDA (eTN) - A controversial letter in mid-August by the board of the Uganda Wildlife Authority to the Madhvani Group’s Marasa Limited – the hospitality arm of the diverse industrial, agricultur

Uganda currency round up and effects on tourism

UGANDA (eTN) - Telltale signs emerged when Warid Telecom opened the door to further tariff cuts, having initiated the current price wars with their 5 Uganda shillings offer some weeks ago, before Celt

More waiting for Uganda lake travelers

UGANDA (eTN) - As predicted recently on eTurboNews, the repairs of MV Kalangala is taking longer than the Ministry of Works and Transport initially admitted, and the earliest the ship cum ferry will g

Mt. Elgon National Park suffers fresh encroachments

UGANDA (eTN) - Disturbing reports emerged last week that aspiring politicians, either seeking re-election or vying for office for the first time, have again allegedly incited communities living near t

Uganda tourism minister threatens to leave National Resistance Movement

UGANDA (eTN) - After being beaten into a very distant second position by incumbent National Resistance Movement (NRM) secretary general Amama Mbabazi during the recent national elections for NRM party

Tourism news: USAID to support Ugandan tourism sector

UGANDA (eTN) - The United States government, through their international development agency, USAID, has set aside some US$6 million to support conservation and tourism activities over the next 5 years

Chobe Safari Lodge to be officially opened by Uganda President Museveni

UGANDA (eTN) - It was learned last week that the Chobe Safari Lodge’s official opening is now only a short time away and will be conducted, according to impeccable sources, by none other than Uganda

Community demands cause consternation among Uganda tour firms

UGANDA (eTN) - Demands by community groups from outside Queen Elizabeth National Park that visiting tourists "should report to local community leaders" caused both consternation, as well as bemusement

Uganda aviators reject World Bank suggestions

UGANDA (eTN) - Regular aviation sources in Uganda and also from Nairobi have largely dismissed the core message of a World Bank study, which blamed the generally lower standards of aviation safety to