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Government should gazette Nakivubo stadium as a tourism site.

Government should gazette Nakivubo stadium as a tourism site.

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Following its renovation to meet modern standards by Ugandan businessman Al-Hajji Hamis Kiggundu, Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium has started to garner attention not just within Africa, but also across the world. Even before its completion, the stadium has become a popular attraction, drawing in hundreds of visitors daily who are eager to witness how a Ugandan investor transformed a dilapidated stadium located in a previously crime-ridden area into an internationally recognized venue equipped with modern facilities. Internationally, sports have proven to be a significant source of revenue, contributing to the growth and development of countries that have invested in this sector. With that in mind, Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium has the potential to not only elevate Uganda’s image but also ser...
Police launches manhunt for killing of Crested Cranes.

Police launches manhunt for killing of Crested Cranes.

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In a tragic incident that has sparked outrage among wildlife conservationists, eleven grey-crested cranes, the national symbol of Uganda, have been found dead in Lwengo District. These majestic birds, along with other waterfowl, fell victim to a poisoning method believed to involve rice grains as bait. Their lifeless bodies were discovered with twisted necks and folded wings, confirming the cause of death as poisoning. The authorities, determined to bring the perpetrators to justice, have initiated a rigorous investigation and are working closely with the local community to apprehend those responsible. The grey-crested crane holds immense significance for Uganda, being one of the country’s endangered bird species and a symbol of national pride. However, the population of these magnificent ...
Uganda Airlines to fly pilgrimages to Mecca in 40 years.

Uganda Airlines to fly pilgrimages to Mecca in 40 years.

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The new Uganda Airlines will make its inaugural flight for the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, the holiest Muslim city in Saudi Arabia. In a statement issued on Thursday, Uganda Airlines describes the flight as a significant milestone for the national carrier after 40 years and an important moment for pilgrims as they embark on the holy journey hiatus. Uganda Airlines plans to transport 500 Muslim pilgrims from different parts of Uganda aboard the Airbus A330. The first flight will depart from Entebbe and arrive in Jeddah, a key Saudi Arabian port city on the Red Sea, the gateway for pilgrimages to Mecca and Medina. Hajj, which is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, involves the greater Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca. It takes place in the last month of the Islamic year, and it is considered ...
MTN hands over a 3-classroom block at Frontiers PEAS High School in Isingiro District

MTN hands over a 3-classroom block at Frontiers PEAS High School in Isingiro District

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MTN Uganda has handed over a new fully equipped three-classroom block at Frontiers PEAS High School in Isingiro District to boost the students' learning environment. The project worth Shs202 million was funded by MTN Foundation, and implemented through Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS), a non-government organisation dedicated to improving access to quality education across the country. Bryan Mbasa, the Senior Manager at MTN Foundation said the new classroom block - equipped with desks and a water tank - will create space for at least 180 learners. “We at MTN believe that everyone deserves access to high-quality education, and this can only be achieved with adequate infrastructural facilities,” he said. He said the new classroom block will enable Frontiers PEAS High School to...
UWA gives hope to visitors- Uganda’s national parks will hit a record high this year.

UWA gives hope to visitors- Uganda’s national parks will hit a record high this year.

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Uganda Wildlife Authority has said it is optimistic the number of visitors to Uganda’s national parks will hit a record high this year. “As Uganda Wildlife Authority received 367,869 visitors between January and December 2022. Before Covid happened, 320,000 visitors is what we had as the highest number of visitors coming to our protected areas and this was in 2019 but we surpassed this last year,” said Dorcus Rukundo Twesigomwe, the Business Development Manager at Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). “367,869 has been the biggest number we have ever registered in the history of Uganda Wildlife Authority.” She was speaking during a media breakfast at Skyz Hotel in Kampala. Uganda has 10 national parks, 12 wildlife reserves, 13 sanctuaries and 05 community wildlife areas, all of which are under ...
Elephants took over 15 villages in Mitooma district.

Elephants took over 15 villages in Mitooma district.

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More than 1,000 residents in Kiyanga and Rwaburunga Sub Counties, Mitooma District are counting losses after elephants invaded their homes and destroyed gardens. The most affected villages include Kaburara, Rutobo, and Kakiiba Bukiro 1 and 2 among others. The elephants have destroyed banana and sugarcane plantations, jack fruit, and pineapples among other crops besides attacking people. Ignatius Turyamuhaki, the Chairperson LC I Ruzonga Cell says that they derive their livelihood from farming, but the invasion has left them without food to feed their families. Bosco Mucunguzi, one of the affected farmers says they are lacking what to feed their children and are also failing to raise school fees noting that the number of school dropouts in the area is increasing because children have resort...
Meet Ugandan Tycoon Who Built His Own White House & Why He Chose It.

Meet Ugandan Tycoon Who Built His Own White House & Why He Chose It.

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Hamis Kigundu, a Ugandan tycoon said “I had always dreamt as a child to visit the United States and the White House in particular.” He ventured into import trading mainly of textile material to Uganda and slowly grew in the business from which he launches a multi-billion real estate company Ham Group of Companies. At only 38 years, Kiggundu, commonly known as ‘Ham’, is a Ugandan businessman, investor, real estate and property developer, philanthropist, and author of two books; ‘Success and Failure Based on Reason and Reality,’ published 2018, and his newly published book ‘Reason as the World Masterpiece‘, 2021. His real estate company has already built a stadium, malls, residence village among others. The multi-billion state-of-the-art building dubbed the “Ugandan White House” is located...
Judith Heard wins Miss Environment Africa International in India

Judith Heard wins Miss Environment Africa International in India

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Two weeks ago, top model, tourism champion, and current Miss Elite Africa Judith Heard flew to the majestic city of Mumbai ahead of the Miss Environment International contest where over 36 countries' representatives auditioned and participated in the theme 'Beauty starts with environmental care'. Muhumuza Brian of Bryan Morel Publications (presently based in Mumbai) confirmed this soar win adding that Miss Judith returns to Uganda next week to officially launch campaigns including plastic collection, recycling, and tree planting across the country. Judith walked away with a global prestigious crown, certificate of endorsement, and undisclosed publishing contract by the Miss environment International president Rushikesh Mirajkar. This finalist's no-tiara customized ornament is made of di...
KIHAM ENTERPRISES UGANDA LIMITED SPEAKS OUT ON THEIR KIGO SPORTS PROJECT.

KIHAM ENTERPRISES UGANDA LIMITED SPEAKS OUT ON THEIR KIGO SPORTS PROJECT.

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Hamis Kiggundu also known as Ham through his company Kiham Enterprises Uganda Limited has today released a Factual Statement On Its Land At Kigo. Last Friday, Ham through his real estate company- Kiham Enterprises (U) Limited deployed casual laborers and grader operators who started excavating and clearing a 140 acre prime land in Kigo, which Mengo says is Kabaka’s land. Ham co-owns the real estate company with his uncle Edward Nakibinge Kaggwa (Ham owns 99 percent shares whereas Nakibinge owns 1 percent). The subject land details are as follows: ✔ Kyadondo Block 273 Plots 23974, 23975, 23976, & 23977, land at Kigo. ✔ Total Acreage is 37.767 Hectares/93.322 Acres. ✔ It is situated between Serena-Kigo and Mirembe Villas land, off Munyonyo Spur Road, and extends inwards sharing comm...
Dwarf Giraffes Found In Murchison Falls For The First Time

Dwarf Giraffes Found In Murchison Falls For The First Time

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While conducting a photographic survey of the giraffe population in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda, a group of researchers spotted something unusual. One of the wild giraffes looked a little different from the others, with notably shorter legs despite having what appeared to be a sub-adult body size. Then, while carrying out similar work in Namibia, they spotted a second wild giraffe with similar morphological abnormalities. Giraffe calves fully mature somewhere between three and six years of age, and this second giraffe was thought to be born in 2014, meaning this individual should exhibit the leg lengths of an adult. The researchers believe both giraffes are affected by a condition similar to skeletal dysplasia (an umbrella term for conditions that affect limb length including...