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Dolwe Island rock art in Uganda

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Dolwe Island
Dolwe Island rock art, also known as Lolwe or Lolui Island, is situated in the eastern part of Uganda, in the northeastern region of Lake Victoria within the Busoga region, specifically in Namayingo district. Covering an area of 25 square kilometers, this island has been in existence for approximately 300-500 years. The landscape of Dolwe Island is characterized by granite...

Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo 2024

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POATE
The Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo (POATE) was launched by Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) in 2017. Over the years, POATE has become a major travel trade show in East Africa for business to business (B2B) and business to consumer (B2C). The 8th edition of POATE is scheduled to start on 23rd and end on 25th May at the Speke...

Buganda Kingdom in Uganda

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Buganda Kingdom
The Buganda kingdom is the largest of Uganda's traditional, medieval, and subnational kingdoms. It was established in the late 14th century along the shores of Lake Victoria and grew to become an important and powerful state during the 19th century. Geographically, the Buganda kingdom is surrounded by Lake Victoria to the south, the River Nile to the east, Lake...

Ssese islands (Archipelago) in Uganda

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ssese islands
Situated in the northwest of Lake Victoria, the Ssese Islands consist of 84 individual islands. Some of these islands are large and have a dense population, while others are small and uninhabited. These Ssese islands are lushly forested due to the annual rainfall exceeding 2000mm. The largest island in the Ssese group is Buggala, which accounts for more than...

Abayudaya community (Jewish) in Uganda

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Abayudaya community
The Abayudaya community is found in the outskirts of Mbale at Nabugoye Hill which emerges as the sacred site of the Moses Synagogue, a spiritual home for a small and secluded community of Ugandan Jews. While the Abayudaya have yet to receive formal acceptance as Jews, there is a growing anticipation that this might change in the years to...

NIRA and DCIC to be incorporated under Ministry of Internal affairs

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NIRA
The National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) is facing a wave of unease amid reports suggesting a covert move to merge the organization with the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control (DCIC). If implemented, this merger would birth a new entity termed the National Citizenship and Registration Services. The alarm was sounded after revelations that a group of high-ranking officials...

The smallest church in the World

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smallest church
Bethel chapel is nestled on Biku Hill 18 km drive from Nebbi Town in Uganda and recognized as the world's smallest church. It was discovered by two UN officials, Solomon Oleny and Miburu, during their  mission.  This petite architectural marvel holds pride in Uganda's heritage. The church was constructed in 1996 and named after retired Ugandan Arch-Bishop Orombi Henry Luke...

National Military museum to be built in Katonga

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military museum
In 2020, the President of Uganda, H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, officially launched the construction site in Katonga, Mpigi District, where the UPDF is diligently working on the Uganda National Military Museum. President Museveni, during the launch, expressed optimism about the project's potential. The estimated cost of the museum is Ugx 110 billion, and it is anticipated to become a marvel,...

Davido’s concert in Uganda

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Davido's concert
Renowned Nigerian artist, David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, is set to grace the Ugandan stage with his first official concert in the country on Good Friday, March 29, 2024. This highly-anticipated event is organized by Timeless Concerts Kampala and Eastern Vibes, promising a musical extravaganza that marks Davido’s inaugural live performance in Uganda. The venue for the...

New gorilla families in Bwindi

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new gorilla families
The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) announced the opening of new gorilla families for tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This development marks a significant leap forward in gorilla conservation and provides more opportunities for tourists to experience one of the world's most awe-inspiring wildlife encounters. The Uganda Wildlife Authority shared this update on January 17, 2024, through a formal communication...