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Uganda has been elected to serve on the World Heritage Committee by the 21st General Assembly of the State Parties to the World Heritage Convention. The hotly contested election that took place on November 14 by the 193 state parties at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris saw twelve (12) new members appointed to the World …

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Bird enthusiasts spot birds at Mabamba bay, one of Uganda's best bird habitats

Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has announced that the much anticipated annual Birding Day will take place this Saturday, November 11 in different bird sanctuaries across the country. Uganda is a renowned birding destination given the fact that it is home to over 1,000 bird species including the most rare ones. Bwindi Impenetrable, and Murchison Falls …

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The Minister of ICT Friday participated in the PRAU – FUFA Run organized by public relations body Public Relations Association Uganda (PRAU) aimed at improving physical fitness. The 10 km run that kicked off from the National Council for Sports (NCS) headquarters in Lugogo drew Public Relations practitioners from several organisations and companies. Players from …

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Nineteen year old Challa Elma Kapel from Karamoja in Northern Eastern Uganda has been crowned the new Miss Tourism Uganda 2017 at a glamorous event that tipped the long nationwide search. The newly crowned queen that will represent Uganda’s natural beauty was announced on Sunday at Kampala Serena Hotel. Challa Kapel won 11 other contestants …

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The British government has lifted travel restrictions earlier given to its citizens intending to travel to Uganda. On Monday, the United Kingdom (UK) reduced the travel advisory to the lowest level following months of negative cautions to British travellers regarding the insecurity in neighbouring countries like South Sudan and DRC. The clearance is contained in …

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The western town of Fort Portal is readying for the maiden Tourism and Cultural Festival slated to begin on October 26. The Fortfest which will be an annual event seeks to showcase cultural heritage and tourism attractions that the Tooro subregion boasts of. The fest is organized by NYK Logistics Ltd in partnership with Uganda …

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Stanbic Bank Uganda has Tuesday boosted the forthcoming MTN Marathon with Shs 225 million worth of financial support. The contribution will help to combat the exposure of schoool going children to cancer caused by the asbestos roofing in Kampala and also improve maternal health services at Kiswa and Komamboga Health centres. The cheque by Stanbic …

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Sheraton Hotel Kampala this week climaxed its celebrations to mark 50 years of existence in Uganda, in an event presided over by President Yoweri Museveni. Standing tall in upper Nakasero, the five star hotel that opened its doors in 1967 as Apollo Hotel is currently among the most notable leisure and hospitality facilities in Kampala. …

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National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has launched a nationwide tree planting campaign as a way of protecting the environment. The drive dubbed ‘Plant a Tree Save the Future’ is an initiative of the NWSC Young water professionals (YWPs) and will encourage staff, the youth, school going children through the NWSC School Water and Sanitation …

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To comemorate Uganda’s 55th Independence, transport service Uber treated its riders to free ‘Rolex’ treat. The campaign which ran for only 4 hours from 10am – 2pm was accessible to Uber riders within Kampala. Uber’s Country Manager in Uganda, Aaron Tindiseega said the promotion was meant to connect riders in a memorable way by celebrating …

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