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Exploring Uganda’s big five game

Uganda is one of the countries that are blessed with the big five game that include lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant and the cape buffalo that are all readily seen on a wildlife safari. The term big five was initially used by the big-game hunters who referring to the five most difficult animals to hunt on...

Uganda extends tourism discounted rates to June 2021

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has announced an extension of discounts on tourist rates including fees for park entrance, gorilla trekking, birding and chimpanzee tracking to end of June 2021. The initial promotion started in December 2020 and was scheduled to end by the end of March 2021 but the authority has decided to extend it for further 3 months...

Corruption: How Uganda performed in the 2020 Corruption Perceptions Index

Transparency International, a global organization with the main objective of ensuring a corruption-free world has released its annual report of Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) of 2020. The CPI report is published each year ranking about 180 countries worldwide in terms of corruption levels in each individual country. Countries are ranked using score counts between 0 and 100 with zero...

Explore Uganda’s best tourist attractions at reduced prices

There is an ongoing opportunity for tourists to enjoy the best of Uganda’s tourist attractions at reduced prices including both park entrance fees for game viewing and gorilla permits for gorilla trekking, an offer which applies for both local and international tourists until March 31 2021. The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) announced these tourism discounts as an offer for the...

Uganda polls 2021: Continued violence and brutality cause more panic as elections near

Uganda’s 2021 general elections are just two weeks away as the country prepares to elect new leaders including president, MPs and local leaders. Both presidential and parliamentary elections are scheduled on January 14 while votes for other posts will be cast in the following few weeks. However, the election process hasn’t been the best Ugandans would hope for with...

Hope as the UK approves the first Covid-19 vaccine

On Wednesday the United Kingdom became the first country in the world to approve the coronavirus vaccine, the Pfizer/BioNTech which is made in the United States and Belgium. The approval of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine which offers up to 95% protection against Covid-19 illness paves way for mass vaccination which is expected to beginning from the UK in a few days’...

Uganda elections 2021: How presidential campaigns are going so far

It is now over a week since presidential and parliamentary campaigns were officially opened and candidates are busy canvassing different districts in search for votes. 11 presidential candidates were nominated and have all started their campaigns. These include the incumbent and flag bearer for National Resistance Movement (NRM) Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine of...

Uganda faces uncertainty as 2021 elections draw closer

It’s now a countdown of months as Ugandans prepare to go to polls to vote their leaders including president and members of parliament in February 2021. The race to the polls is getting hotter by day as several candidates with their supporters continue to clash with their opponents for different positions. With the nomination for MPs and local government...

Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei breaks 10,000m world record in Valencia

Joshua Cheptegei has set a new world record after breaking Kenenisa Bekele’s 15-year 10,000m record in Valencia, Spain yesterday. Cheptegei finished with 26 minutes 11.00 seconds beating Bekele’s record of 26 minutes 17.53 seconds which he set in 2005 and went on to become the world’s longest standing men’s 10,000m record. Cheptegei was taking part in NN Valencia World...

Uganda to reopen Airport and borders for tourists and travelers on October 1

Finally tour operators and lovers of Uganda safaris like gorilla trekking, game viewing, bird watching and adventurous encounters can celebrate after it was officially announced that Entebbe International Airport and borders will soon be reopened for all travelers. After more than 6 months under lockdown, the Uganda government has finally announced that Entebbe International Airport and all borders will...

Coronavirus: How politics has undermined the struggle against Covid-19 in Uganda

How can a country in a ripe political period of elections effectively control the spread of Covid-19 while at the same time fulfilling its political demands? I believe this is the right question to ask in countries that find themselves in the same situation like Uganda today. What a conflict of interests here! But can we find an ideal...
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Uganda extends tourism discounted rates to June 2021

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has announced an extension of discounts on tourist rates including fees for park entrance, gorilla trekking, birding and chimpanzee tracking...

Corruption: How Uganda performed in the 2020 Corruption Perceptions Index

Transparency International, a global organization with the main objective of ensuring a corruption-free world has released its annual report of Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI)...

Explore Uganda’s best tourist attractions at reduced prices

There is an ongoing opportunity for tourists to enjoy the best of Uganda’s tourist attractions at reduced prices including both park entrance fees for...