Museveni commends Bamasaba for maintaining Imbalu as a symbol of unity

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President Museveni arrives Mutoto cultural grounds

President Yoweri Museveni has urged cultural leaders in the country and the elite to audit cultural practices in society; identify those that can be retained and modernized. Continue reading Museveni commends Bamasaba for maintaining Imbalu as a symbol of unity

UWA mess affecting tour operations in Uganda

Gorilla Tourism in Uganda is primarily taking place in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. It is important to note that over 70% of the revenues from tourism in Uganda come from Gorilla Tracking permit sales.

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Mountain Gorilla – Gorilla gorilla beringei

This continuous flow of tourists to go gorilla trekking has been through a concerted effort from various players in the industry but more particularly the Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO). However, Uganda Wildlife Authority who are expected to be the custodians of all National Parks did increase the cost of Gorilla Permits even after being advised not to do so. Continue reading UWA mess affecting tour operations in Uganda

Twitter tips for tour operators and travel agents

twitterAs a travel professional, people are using social media to connect with others about shared-affinity topics. Learning how to find affinity groups and ways to provide value to ongoing conversations on Twitter can help generate leads, build brand awareness and assist with customer relations. Continue reading Twitter tips for tour operators and travel agents

Chinese firm in court over Uganda’s railway project

President Museveni flags off a train in Gulu, Uganda. The government is accused of awarding the tender to a Chinese firm after signing MoUs with another
President Museveni flags off a train in Gulu, Uganda. The government is accused of awarding the tender to a Chinese firm after signing MoUs with another

Uganda’s plans for a standard gauge railway (SGR) are in disarray as the government must now choose between playing fair and surrendering to lobbyists’ interests. Continue reading Chinese firm in court over Uganda’s railway project

Obama speaks at the US – Africa Business Forum

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THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much. Thank you. Please be seated. Well, good afternoon, everybody. To Mayor Bloomberg, thank you — not only for the kind introduction, but to Bloomberg Philanthropies as our co-host, and for the great work that you’re doing across Africa to help create jobs, and promote public health, encourage entrepreneurship, especially women. Continue reading Obama speaks at the US – Africa Business Forum

How to Protect Yourself as the Ebola Outbreak Gets Dire in Africa

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Dressed in hazard suits to deal with the Ebola Virus

The widening Ebola outbreak in West Africa may have another impact — on tourism.

The tragic epidemic, passed on through contact with blood or bodily fluids of the infected, has no cure and a fatality rate of up to 90 percent, according to the World Health Organization. Continue reading How to Protect Yourself as the Ebola Outbreak Gets Dire in Africa

Uganda rises in Cup of Nations as Tanzania, Kenya fall

The match officials with the two team captains prior Kick off in Mauritania
The match officials with the two team captains prior Kick off in Mauritania

Tanzania and Kenya were eliminated from the qualifying competition for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco, but it was not all gloom for East African sides on Sunday, after Uganda won in Mauritania to reach the tournament’s mini-league phase, which kicks off next month. Continue reading Uganda rises in Cup of Nations as Tanzania, Kenya fall