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NILE VALLEY VOYAGES TO PROMOTE TOURISM IN OBONGI

BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU OBONGI: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 02, 2021  Nile Valley voyages ltd, a local tour company, has unveiled plans to promote tourism along the Albert Nile with the main station at Obongi district. Former Obongi County Member of Parliament, Kaps Hassan Fungaro, who has insider knowledge of the operations of …

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WHO Recommends 10-Point Climate Action To Assure Sustained Recovery From COVID-19

BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU ARUA: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2021 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has outlined a ten-point climate action recommendation aimed at achieving sustainable recovery from Covid-19 pandemic. The WHO COP26 Special Report on Climate Change and Health, launched today, in the lead-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) …

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Uganda Tourism Board Promotes Tourism And Trade Opportunities At Dubai Expo 2020

BY JOHNISANI OCAKACON KAMPALA: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 06, 2021 Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) is actively promoting Uganda’s tourism and trade opportunities at the Dubai Expo 2020 showpiece. The Chief Executive Officer Uganda Tourism Board, Lilly Ajarova while in Dubai during a breakout meeting at the Tourism, Trade and Investment Forum, said …

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UGANDA RIPE FOR INVESTMENT-PRESIDENT MUSEVENI

BY JOHNISANI OCAKACON KAMPALA: MONDAY, OCTOBER 04, 2021 President Yoweri Museveni has wooed international investors to Uganda, explaining that the country is ripe for investment and ready for profit driven business. He highlighted agro-processing, Steel production, and energy and fertilizer production as some key areas for investment in Uganda, according …

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THE ENDEMIC KILLING OF HIPPOPOTAMUS IN MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

  A hippopotamus in the marshes of River Nile near Pakwach Bridge BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU PAKWACH: Thursday, July 22, 2021 Every month, Jimmy Olore, a self-confessed hippopotamus hunter and his folks from Pujwang village make up to six forays on a three-kilometre journey on the River Nile to Pakwach Bridge in Uganda’s West Nile sub-region. This is one of the spots in …

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Dryland Restoration: Africa’s Youth Unemployment Solution in Plain Sight

BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU ARUA: Thursday, June 3, 2021 “When you start restoration, you create jobs and eradicate unemployment. But only if the youths are awake and working.” Those were the words of Helina Teklu, Ethiopia’s youth champion, co-founder of climate change Africa and seed balls project in Ethiopia. She was …

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FAO Launches $914.5m Dryland Sustainable Landscape Impact Programme

BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU ARUA: June 2, 2021 The USD$ 914.5 million multifocal and integrated programme will support eleven counties in Africa and Asia in restoration and achieve land degradation neutrality, Mariahelena Semedo, an official from the Food and Agriculture Organisation said. Two East African countries- Kenya and Tanzania- are set …

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50 African Journalists To Cover The Global Landscape Forum

BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU ARUA: Friday, May 28, 2021 At least 50 African environment journalists have been assembled to cover the forthcoming Global Landscape Forum for Africa, an online event scheduled to take place from June 2-3, 2021. The Climate Tracker, a non-profit organization specialized in training and supporting journalism to …

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Covid-19: South Sudan refugees, Ugandan hosts intercrop to sustain diets

BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU WEST NILE: September 30, 2020 The thuds of hoes smashing into the ground reverberate across a panoramic outlay of gardens owned by South Sudan refugees. Each gardener is preoccupied with tilling the rented fields in the neighbourhood of Ofua III. The clunks vividly demonstrate efforts by the …

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