Tag: Uganda

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

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

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

Uganda plans to kill gays again: Tourism alarmed and Joe Biden has a message
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Uganda plans to kill gays again: Tourism alarmed and Joe Biden has a message

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 11, 2019

Uganda has deadly threats for the LGBT Community again. As consequence tourism may face a new call for a boycott. ... Read More

Official update on Ebola by the Uganda Minister of Health
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Official update on Ebola by the Uganda Minister of Health

editor editor- June 13, 2019

Ebola is gaining attention in Uganda while tourism remains safe. This is a tough message to sell, but authorities are ... Read More

European Union sends millions to Uganda and South Sudan to fight Ebola while tourism remains safe
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European Union sends millions to Uganda and South Sudan to fight Ebola while tourism remains safe

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019

Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic are on high alert and are dealing with a developing crisis. Uganda ... Read More

African Tradition responsible for Ebola killing Uganda Boy after Spreading Virus to Relatives?
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African Tradition responsible for Ebola killing Uganda Boy after Spreading Virus to Relatives?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019

Local cultural requirements may be the reason for three isolated cases of Ebola in Uganda. Even though the border region ... Read More

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

Why tourists are not in danger after confirmed Ebola case in Uganda
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Why tourists are not in danger after confirmed Ebola case in Uganda

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 12, 2019

There is no threat for tourists traveling currently in Uganda. Future visitors planning a trip to this East African country ... Read More

African Tourism Board to become the Voice for Africa: Interview on Good Morning Seychelles
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African Tourism Board to become the Voice for Africa: Interview on Good Morning Seychelles

mm Alain St.Ange- June 11, 2019

Talking Tourism, the African Tourism Board was the talking points on the Seychelles Television "Good Morning Seychelles' (Bonzour Sesel) program ... Read More

World Fusion Tours: African Tourism Board’s newest member
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World Fusion Tours: African Tourism Board’s newest member

editor editor- June 10, 2019

The African Tourism Board (ATB) welcomed World Fusion Tours as its newest member. The Kigali-based tour operator recently won the ... Read More

Tourism Enthusiasts Protest Possible Giveaway Of Murchison Falls For Dam Construction By Ugandan Government
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Tourism Enthusiasts Protest Possible Giveaway Of Murchison Falls For Dam Construction By Ugandan Government

Jonathan Benaiah Jonathan Benaiah- June 9, 2019

Last week on Friday, many Ugandans especially those in the tourism and conservation circles were shocked when an advert appeared ... Read More

World Travel Awards 2019: Complete list of winners for Africa & the Indian Ocean
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World Travel Awards 2019: Complete list of winners for Africa & the Indian Ocean

mm Alain St.Ange- June 4, 2019

The World Travel Awards took place in Mauritius. Businesses from all over Africa were competing to be the best of ... Read More

Uganda equator:  One of the most well-known tourist landmarks in the country
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Uganda equator:  One of the most well-known tourist landmarks in the country

mm Alain St.Ange- June 3, 2019

The Uganda equator is one of the most well-known tourist landmarks in Uganda. The intersection of the Earth’s surface with ... Read More

Friendliest Travel Country on Earth Joins African Tourism Board
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Friendliest Travel Country on Earth Joins African Tourism Board

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 3, 2019

Uganda is the latest country joining the African Tourism Board as a member. For Ugandans welcoming all nationalities is an ... Read More

Court ruling: LGBTQ people are not born that way
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Court ruling: LGBTQ people are not born that way

editor editor- May 30, 2019

U.S. Travel advisories against Kenya should be increased. This is the demand by leaders of the LGBT Community to the ... Read More

Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa expands horizon for African Tourism Board
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Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa expands horizon for African Tourism Board

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 22, 2019

The Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa (PMAESA) with members in 9 African Countries joined the African Tourism ... Read More

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

African Tourism Board Friends of the Media Network now in 28 countries
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African Tourism Board Friends of the Media Network now in 28 countries

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 12, 2019

Africa is a hot travel and tourism focus for the press.  The African Tourism Board friends of the ATB media ... Read More

East Africa’s KARIBU and KILIFAIR Tourism Fair opens next month
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East Africa’s KARIBU and KILIFAIR Tourism Fair opens next month

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019

KARIBU and KILIFAIR Tourism Exhibition is set for grand opening next month with full expectations to attract over 350 exhibitors ... Read More

Ugandan judge okays destruction of natural forest for sugarcane plantation
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Ugandan judge okays destruction of natural forest for sugarcane plantation

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019

In December of last year, Judge Albert Rugadya Atwooki stepped down from the case between Natinal Forestry Authority (NFA) and ... Read More

Hilton Garden Inn expands footprint in Africa
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Hilton Garden Inn expands footprint in Africa

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 2, 2019

Hilton Garden Inn is celebrating strong growth in Africa with four open properties and an additional 14 in the pipeline ... Read More

Uganda Tourism pushing their culture as key tourism USP
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Uganda Tourism pushing their culture as key tourism USP

mm Alain St.Ange- May 2, 2019

"The Alur Jonam Cultural Festival at Uganda Museum, Kampala, brought together the Alur and Jonam together to celebrate their culture. ... Read More

Uganda Airlines’ long-awaited new planes land at Entebbe International Airport
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Uganda Airlines’ long-awaited new planes land at Entebbe International Airport

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 24, 2019

First two Uganda Airlines' long anticipated aircraft landed at Entebbe International Airport on Tuesday 23rd April 2019. Captained by all ... Read More

Sudan Tourism Industry: ATB President St. Ange wants Africa to stand by Sudan
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Sudan Tourism Industry: ATB President St. Ange wants Africa to stand by Sudan

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 23, 2019

People in Sudan are tasting freedom for the first time. It will be impossible to go back and tourism is ... Read More

New rhino born at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
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New rhino born at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 22, 2019

On 19th April, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, located north of Uganda’s capital, Kampala registered the latest rhino birth. According to Angie ... Read More

Ethiopia, Rwanda and Uganda: Top 10 improved world travel destinations
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Ethiopia, Rwanda and Uganda: Top 10 improved world travel destinations

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- April 10, 2019

Three Eastern African nations have emerged among the top ten fastest-growing destinations for tourism in the world. The 2019 annual ... Read More

Gleam of hope for tourism
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Gleam of hope for tourism

mm Alain St.Ange- April 9, 2019

On March 27, all roads led to Mombasa, Kenya, for a joint business meeting organized by Uganda and Kenya and ... Read More

Uganda Airlines firms up orders for two Airbus A330neo aircraft
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Uganda Airlines firms up orders for two Airbus A330neo aircraft

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2019

Uganda Airlines, the national carrier of Uganda, has firmed up its order for two A330-800 airliners, the latest version of ... Read More

19 more hotels with 3000 rooms to be added to Marriott Hotels in Middle East and Africa
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19 more hotels with 3000 rooms to be added to Marriott Hotels in Middle East and Africa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2019

Marriott International expects to add 19 new properties and more than 3,000 rooms to its  Middle East and Africa portfolio ... Read More

Uganda Tourism  Chief: Kidnapped American tourist is safe – rescue completed
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Uganda Tourism Chief: Kidnapped American tourist is safe – rescue completed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 7, 2019

An excited Lily Ajarova, CEO of the Uganda Tourism Board told eTurboNews late afternoon she had very good news. " ... Read More

FBI involved in US tourist kidnapping in Uganda
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FBI involved in US tourist kidnapping in Uganda

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 7, 2019

An American tourist and her Ugandan driver were kidnapped at gunpoint in Uganda's most known national park, Queen Elizabeth National ... Read More