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UWA updates conservation tariffs

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UWA tariffs
In a bid to strengthen wildlife conservation and sustainable tourism, Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is set to implement conservation tariffs review starting July 1st, 2024, so as to give time to tourists and stakeholders to adapt to the changes in pricing structure with a notable change in the cost of gorilla permits. This decision, communicated on January 17th, 2024,...

UWEC to manage Entebbe Botanical gardens

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Botanical gardens
Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja Musafiri has officially transferred the management of Entebbe Botanical Gardens from the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries to the Uganda Wildlife Education Conservation Center (UWEC). This move, following a presidential directive, aims to enhance tourism and conservation efforts. During the handover ceremony, Premier Nabbanja emphasized the government's commitment to biodiversity conservation and tourism growth....

Lakes and rivers in Buganda

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sacred lakes and rivers in Buganda
The Buganda Kingdom has series of small sacred lakes and river that have not received much attention. These are regarded as places of divinity, danger and liminal makers. the Baganda take these lakes and rivers as their ancestral homes and go to there to make sacrifices to them. These places include; Kabaka's lake, Lake Wamala, River Ssezibwa, Lake Victoria...

Uganda hosts NAM and G77 summits

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NAM and G77 summit 2024
The Member States of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) unanimously chose Uganda to host the 19th Summit of the Heads of State and Government. This decision was made on January 21, 2020 and scheduled to take place from January 15th to 20th, 2024, at Speke Resort & Convention Center in Munyonyo.  This summit serves as a platform for leaders to deliberate...

Uganda Reptile Village

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Reptile Village is  located 3 km off the Kampala-Entebbe highway in Entebbe and was founded by Yasin Kazibwe in 2002. It was started so as to sensitize and educate people about protecting and conserving natural resources including forests, water bodies and among others. Yasin, a dedicated reptile expert, has rescued over 40 snake species and stands as a habitat ...

Kagulu hill 

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Kagulu hill
Kagulu hill is located in Buyende district, Busoga sub-region in eastern Uganda on the southern shores of Lake Kyoga. The peak of the hill is 1,067 meters above sea level which offers a view of Lake Kyoga depression. it is also bordered by the Victoria Nile to the west, the Mpologoma River to the east, and Lake Victoria to...

Wanale Ridge: All you need to know

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wanale ridge
Wanale ridge is located in Bumboi village, Busamaga parish, Bungokho-Mutoto sub-county Mbale district, Eastern Uganda. The trailhead for hiking Wanale is 16 km east of Mbale city via Busamaga primary school road. Wanale ridge rises 1,749 meters above sea level at the foothills of Mount Elgon, an extinct volcano that straddles the borders of Uganda and Kenya. According to the...

Uganda Hosts Commonwealth Speakers and Presiding Officers Conference

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commonwealth speakers
Uganda is hosting the 27th Commonwealth Speakers and Presiding Officers Conference, scheduled for January 3-6, 2024. The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Thomas Tayebwa, announced this while participating in the four-day Commonwealth Speakers and Presiding Officers’ Conference in Canberra, Australia, which began on Tuesday, January 3, and is set to conclude on Friday, January 6, 2023, at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort.  Elected...

Godfrey Baguma: The ugliest man in the world

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ugliest man
Godfrey Baguma, a 50-year old man living in Lwengo, Uganda is regarded as the ugliest man in the world. Affectionately known as Sebabi (ugly man), Baguma is a singer, comedian, and shoemaker from Kyazanga Town Council in the Lwengo district of Uganda. His story is a remarkable journey of overcoming societal norms and medical challenges to build a life...

Ugandan Cricketers Ready for T20 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers

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Uganda cricket women team
Ugandan cricket fans are buzzing with excitement as the national women's cricket team prepares to take on the challenges of the upcoming ICC T20 Women's Africa World Cup Qualifiers at the Entebbe Cricket Oval this Friday. The spotlight shines brightly on Uganda as the hosts of the tournament from December 7th to 17th. The tournament feature a lineup of...