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17:59
17:59

Namugongo Martyrs’ Shrines; Scene of Silent Clashes Between 'English' and 'French' Catholics place 6 1

Facing strong resistance, the Archbishop could not even place the foundation stone close to the church. Muwonge says the stone was instead placed some meters away near the martyrs’ lake and was recently relocated to another place during the recent renovation of the place.
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Kabaka Cautions Baganda On ICT, Social Media Misuse 2 1

The Kabaka, who has been the subject of fake news and misinformation regarding his health status, says that although the use of ICT and mass media is becoming inevitable, the tools might be disastrous if misused.
16:58
16:58

Tourism Sector Recovering Steadily, Ministry 2

The UWA Executive Director, Sam Mwandha says domestic revenues are still limited mainly because of the continued closure of schools, which are the main contributors to local visitors to the parks.
12:41
12:41

Archaeologist Demystifies Earlier Assumptions on Northern Uganda Suitability for Settlement 1 3

Before his study, the general perception of pioneering archaeological researchers was that northern Uganda was dry and not conducive to human habitation.
10:16
10:16

Gov't to Turn Forest Reserves into Eco-tourism Centres Forest cover 4

Okot-Okidi says apart from eco-tourism, the protected areas will be turned into research and learning centres, and that hopefully, these initiatives will make communities feel the forests are part of their livelihood.
15:31
15:31

Ministry to Open Boundaries for Karenga, UWA Dispute

The two are locked in a land row over location of the site for district headquarters that is under construction in Kidepo Town Council. The site is allegedly situated inside part of the 956 square kilometres set aside as Karenga Community Wildlife Management Area, a protected area managed by Ateker Safari LTD, formerly known as Karamoja Safari LTD following an agreement with UWA.
17:06
17:06

How To Avoid Crocodile Attacks problem animals 1 1

The most recent crocodile attack was reported in Mayuge district in February where a crocodile mauled a 16 year old boy Shaffic Watangwa. This is just one of the reported cases of crocodile attacks from Lake Victoria but the numbers are said to be around 10 – 20 incidents each year, according to Kisambira, awareness and education officer at UWA headquarters, Kampala.
17:55
17:55

Total Boosts Plans to Re-Introduce Rhinos into the Wild Next Year Total E&P Uganda

“Accordingly, Total will provide its support to increase by 50% the number of rangers ensuring the preservation of Murchison Falls park and will support a program to reintroduce the black rhinoceros in Uganda, in partnership with the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA).” said Pouyanne.
17:57
17:57

Conservationists Call For Ban of Legal Trade, Breeding of Wildlife Snakes Uganda 4 1

According to conservationists, several snake farms in West, East and South Africa are infested with bacteria, and people who are licensed to keep wild animals as pets don't also provide appropriate diets. This is partly because of limited knowledge about how these animals feed.
08:40
08:40

EU Gives UGX 1.6Bn for Wildlife Conservation

The EU Delegation in Uganda says these response activities are designed to address conservation and wildlife protection in these very difficult times plagued by the COVID-19 pandemic.
07:29
07:29

Mother Rhino Nandi Dies at 21 1 Top story

Nandi, the 21-year old female rhino was born on July 24, 1999. She was brought together with Hassani (a male rhino) to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary from the Disney Animal Kingdom, Florida, the USA in 2006. This pair was part of the first six white rhinos that were re-introduced in Uganda.
17:34
17:34

Cheaper Gorilla Tracking Permits Fail to Attract Tourists 1

Uganda Wildlife Authority has failed to register an increase in number of tourists despite reducing the costs of Gorilla tracking permits.
12:47
12:47

Arts, Crafts Industry Struggling to Survive COVID-19 Impact 1 3

Craft Villages across the city remain abandoned with little or no customers at all. They are filled with baskets, mats, fabrics, carvings, shoes, bracelets, beads, earrings, bangles, batiks and paintings, hand made drums, musical instruments, among other items, which used to attract the attention of tourists as they sought souvenirs and gifts upon visiting Uganda.
18:24
18:24

Wildlife Population Increase to Intensify Future Conflict with Humans ugandas population 2

Over the last 30 years Uganda has registered an increase in the number of Elephants from 2,000 to 6,000, Giraffes from 350 to 1,600, mountain Gorillas in the three countries from 350 to more than 1,000 and other animals, but these and others compete for land with humans.
17:02
17:02

Poachers Kill Ranger in Kibaale National Park

According to Hangi, the deceased was ambushed by five armed poachers together with his five colleagues around Kanyantare in Kyenjojo district. The poachers opened fire killing Matsipo before his team also fired back killing one poacher while the rest fled the scene.
18:50
18:50

Poaching in Game Parks Reduced After Covid-19 Lockdown - UWA Wildlife 2

While there are persons who engage in poaching and wildlife trade as their main activity, though illegal, the lockdown is said to have forced many others to join the practice for survival as they no longer had access to their jobs.
12:23
12:23

UDB Receives Applications for EU Tourism Sector Grant European Union 1 4

In July, the Ministry of Tourism negotiated a 6m Euro (25.2 billion) stimulus package from the EU towards the private tourism sector for post lockdown operations.
10:43
10:43

Bamba-Babwisi Communities Seek to Reoccupy Part of Semuliki National Park compensation 3 1

The Bamba-Babwisi people occupied about 125 square kilometres of land covering areas near the Saara stream to River Semuliki through River Lamia to the borders of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Some of them settled in areas within Bwamba county within Bundibugyo district.
18:29
18:29

UWA to Remove Marabou Stork Nestlings from Parliament cattle egrets 2 1

The move follows a plea by State Minister for Mineral Development Sarah Opendi earlier in September, to the Parliamentary Commission to get rid of Marabou storks around the precincts of Parliament saying they pause a health threat to the MPs.
11:21
11:21

KCCA Drafting Law To Preserve Historical Buildings From Tasteless Investors 2

KCCA and Conservationists are still battling with Watoto Church Limited management that wants to demolish the historical structure formerly known as Norman Cinema and put up a 'modern' structure. If Watoto Ltd ignore the city authorities and the conservationists and proceed destroy the original structure, they can only be fined ugx2,000( about half a dollar).
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