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Uganda Tourism Earnings shoot to $805m (Ush2, 000b)

31st August 2012

Uganda’s foreign exchange earnings from tourism have increased from $662m (about sh1,655b) to $805m (about sh2,012.5b) over the last one year, the outgoing tourism minister, Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu, has said.Kamuntu also said the contribution of tourism to Uganda’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) had increased from 7.6% in May last year to 9.2% today.Kamuntu, now water…

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Number of UK tourists to Uganda soars

25th August 2012

The number of tourists coming to Uganda from the UK and Ireland has surpassed previous years’ records despite the recent Ebola outbreak.  A statement from the Uganda High Commission in London said there were increased applications for Uganda immigration entry visas averaging about 50 applications per day. The peak was in May-June when applications reached…

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Uganda Ebola Outbreak Under Control – World Health Organisation

21st August 2012

 The World Health Organization has said that authorities are halting the spread of Ebola. Joaquim Saweka, the WHO representative in Uganda, told reporters in Kampala that everyone known to have had contact with Ebola victims has been isolated. Health officials have created an “Ebola contact list” with names of people who had even the slightest…

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Black-and-white colobus is an endangered monkey

12th August 2012

Today I discuss you about Black and white colobus species. This type of monkey is found in high altitude tropical forests in Uganda like Kibale, Bwindi, and Budongo. I think you do not have an idea what it is. Ok here let me tell you, the Black-and-white colobus animals are found in Africa, often in…

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A Visit to Uganda Changes Everything

4th August 2012

To say that my trip to Uganda was life-changing would be too simplistic. After traveling from California half way around the world to meet our sponsored families face to face, it’s difficult to express just how much the experience has changed our lives. Our entire family is passionate about the children we sponsor, but only one…

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Surviving in Kampala – How people live in Uganda’s Capital city

2nd August 2012

The first time I tried to use that popular saying ‘Kampala sibizimbe’ (Kampala isn’t just the towers), I got it wrong. I said Kampala sizimbe, much to the amusement of my mean relatives.  Things are hard and you’ve got to be creative to survive. My version of ‘sizimbe’ also works, if you open your mind…

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Rwanda searches for six families of endangered mountain gorillas

2nd August 2012

The gorillas have not been spotted since fighting erupted three months ago. The regular army has been battling a mutiny in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where lies part of the Virunga Massif that is home to the world’s largest community of mountain gorillas. The park’s director Emmanuel de Merode said in a statement…

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