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Makerere University graduates amid gown controversy

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By Our Reporter

Marred with a sea of graduation gown controversy, the country’s biggest and highest ranking public university will be graduating all week, this week. Unlike the other graduations that mostly only attract traffic jam, Makerere’s 70th graduation will have many of those graduating are going without gowns. Despite the government’s ‘By Uganda Build Uganda’ drive, a contractor given the job to supply this year’s gowns decided to import from China and will not make it on time.

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From home of the Impala to a full blown Kampala city

By Our Staff

Legend traces its story to just before the colonialists set foot here. A little town in central Uganda would flourish into the pivot of the country. Kampala, a city of many tales; thriving and buzzing to the core.

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Uganda's 2019 tourism in a flash

 Murchison falls

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About 1.8million tourists and 1.35billion shillings in the bag. Many still believe tourism can fetch more, rightly so; these numbers have been steadily growing for the last years. Sadly many worry this could easily take a nose-dive if Government seizes to be deliberate about growing the industry. Not that it hasn't, the effort is there for the naked eye to see with ministers joining campaigns and the tourism board cheering on, but we can do better.

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The vultures are circling: Have you visited Murchison falls yet?

By Caroline Ariba

Not many words will be needed to express how very easily we could lose Murchison falls. So, question: have you visited Murchison falls yet? I mean, while it is still intact, have you seen its thunderous glory?  Forget the first shut down, this conversation is fully back on the table. We could actually lose the waterfalls, just like that!

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OFWONO OPONDO SPEAKS OUT ON THE MURCHSION FALLS ISSUE

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In what could pass for a subtle rant, government mouth-piece, Ofwono Opondo voiced his concerns at what he termed ‘flip-flopping” by Ugandan ministers on the Murchison Falls issue. He echoed many a Ugandan’s cry on the issue surround falls being reduced to a dam. The indecision, the sneaky feel of the discussion therein; all of it begs the notion that everything about these events is wrong. Below is what he opined through the government media arm, whereof he is head:

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The pot dance: A pride and elegant pot affair

By Our Reporter

A dance with pots. Herein the ladies rave with several pots lined up vertically atop their heads. But that’s a basic description; there is more. Hands out, waist in and neck held high, this is a dance of pride!

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BEFORE THE CAR WAS A ‘HUMAN CAR’

By Our Reporter

Since time immemorial, comfort has been everything. No wonder transportation is almost never just about getting from point A-Z. The means one uses therefore ought to matter, especially if said person has royalty flowing through their blood. See, by virtue of their status, Kings and queens will use the best of the best. But there was a time before engines, a time when humans had to be the transport that was needed.

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MPARO TOMBS: THE BUNYORO STORY WILL LIVE FOREVER

By Our Reporter

Once upon a time, there lived a king, a wildly gutsy one! Omukama Kabalega is Bunyoro Kingdom’s greatest of all times. A man remembered for his incomparable attempts at protecting his people from the British colonialists who had then taken over the Buganda Kingdom.

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Where to capture the most captivating sunsets in Uganda

Sunsets look fascinating in nature, look captivating in photos, charming in our dreams and gripping in paintings. Uganda boasts of varying landscapes and features which offer unique vantage views of the Sun. Since the start of 2012, our Travel Journalist has been tracking the sun not because it’s a hobby, but rather it is his way of life.

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West Nile's secret: Mount Wati and Miriadua Falls

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By Our Reporter

My very first mountain climbing attempt was Mount Wati, in Arua district, West Nile. Mount Wati stands at approximately 1,250 meters above sea level and it is believed that back in the day, rebels used to hide in the mountain to monitor advancing government soldiers. Today, the mountain makes for a great hike, a chance to bond with nature and an opportunity to experience very scenic views from the top.

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FREE AND FLEXIBLE VISAS FOR AFRICA

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For the first time, African travellers have liberal access to over half the continent, the 2019 Africa Visa Openness Index published by the African Union Commission and African Development Bank, reveals. The report was launched on Monday on the sidelines of the Africa Investment Forum, which opened in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Uganda Tourism Board eyes Middle East market

 

It's clear as day that Uganda's tourism sector needs all the marketing it can get, and in this very spirit, a campaign by the body at the helm of marketing Uganda caught our eye. As countries like Rwanda look to the European markets, Uganda is looking to tap into the market in the Gulf region to attract more tourists and they have since launched a campaign. 

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Uganda Airlines grows: New planes set to be brought

By Our Reporter

Dr. David Kakuba, the Director General of the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) recently confirmed that Uganda would receive two Airbuses next year. Speaking at the 75 year celebration of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) organized in Jinja, he said that this move was so that the country would compete with other airlines on an international level.

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A white water rafting experience

Are you in Uganda? Then you just can't miss this awesome dose of adrenaline rush. Many even call it the top adventure to do in Uganda’s adventure capital, Jinja. It entails overriding 8 major rapids of river that are well spaced over a scenic 24 kilometer stretch. Regardless of whether you chose the half day or full day excursion, you will leave with both physical and emotional rewards.

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A TREE-SHADE, BEARDED OLD MEN AND UGANDA’S BIGGEST KINGDOM

 

Moons and moons ago, a group of grey-bearded old men chose a tree-shade as a meeting point. The spot, also covered in grass, was where these elders brainstormed about the issues of their different communities.  Little did they know that 700 years later, this spot would birth a whole kingdom,

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15 GIRAFFES AND MORE FOR PIAN UPE GAME RESERVES

BY Our Reporter

UWA, the body that manages the country’s wildlife recently released 5 Rothschild giraffes into the North Eastern Uganda based Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve. This reintroduction exercise will now bring the total number of giraffes to 15, 10 of which are females.

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GIPIR AND LABONGO: THE STORY CONTINUES

By Our Reporter

Yesterday, we stopped just when Labongo had ventured into the forest and it continues. See, the more he penetrated deeper into it, the more his legs sustained sores that frustrated his movements. Before long, the sore turned into a serious sickness that threatened to swamp the little life he had left. He was stuck in there for weeks with no one to help him.

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Gipir and Labongo: a journey into the Acholi and Alur story

Wang-Lei, the sport where the story of two brothers Gipir and Labongo hits its peak should be known to many a Ugandan. It sits shortly after the drive past the Pakwach Bridge, a giant channel that serves as the gateway into West Nile region, the first thing one sees to their left side is a concentration of dilapidated buildings. These are workers quarters of the now defunct Uganda Railways Corporation.

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A Mona Lisa Painting for Uganda

By Our Reporter

For art lovers, the recent launch of Leonardo Opera Omnia Exhibition undoubtedly welcome news. The exhibition that will be running from 19th November 2019 to 5th January 2020 at the Uganda National Museum in Kitante has caused quite the rave. According to the Uganda Tourism board, the exhibition is organized by the Embassy of ltaly in Uganda in partnership with Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation and Uganda Tourism Board.

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About the ‘breasts’ of a beautiful girl called Nyina Mwiru

By Our Reporter

 The African Language and names are quite dramatic. Never shying away from saying it as is seen. So, if you are searching for historical attractions with legendary stories that are reminiscent of Roman mythology, narrow down your search to Mabere Ga Nyina Mwiru. It is a cultural and Eco-tourism gem found at one of the most impressive waterfalls of Fort Portal. You can think of Fort Portal as one of Uganda's most scenic town, lying in the shadows of Mountain Rwenzori. 

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