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Uganda welcomes the New Year Nile River Style

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- January 4, 2021 07:27

Uganda New Years celebrationNile Bridge in Uganda close the city of JinjaThe Nile River The new year 2021 celebrations in Uganda were ushered in by an illuminated Source of the ... Read More

First Uganda Airlines Airbus 330-800 touches down in Entebbe

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- December 24, 2020 01:18

Uganda Airlines took delivery of the first of 2 brand-new Airbus A330-800 neo. The aircraft captained by Capt. Michael Etyang touched down at Entebbbe International Airport on December 22, 2020, ... Read More

Uganda President Announces Birth of Baby Rhino

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- December 19, 2020 21:15

Uganda President HE General Yoweri Kaguta Museveni announced that Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary welcomed its newest member to the Uganda rhino family last week. He said on his facebook wall: “Today ... Read More

Uganda Civil Aviation Authority updates COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- December 19, 2020 15:58

Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) has reviewed COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) following the increase in passenger traffic accessing the Entebbe International Airport since its October 1 reopening after the ... Read More

Association of Uganda Tour Operators Announces New Chair

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- December 12, 2020 02:13

The Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO) at the 25th Annual General Meeting held at Hotel Africana in Kampala on December 9 elected Civy Tumusiime as its new Chair. The election ... Read More

Tigers back in Uganda after 40 year hiatus

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- December 8, 2020 15:36

On 3rd December, 2020 -Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Center (UWEC)  officially welcomed the largest member of the cat family, back to Uganda when two  tigers were unveiled by the Executive ... Read More

Conserving Wildlife and Tourism a Risky Undertaking

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- December 7, 2020 21:05

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has confirmed the loss of a ranger to armed poachers which occurred on December 5, 2020. As of late, conserving wildlife and tourism has become ... Read More

Uganda Wildlife Authority Bringing Happy Holidays to Tourists

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- November 28, 2020 19:49

Ahead of the upcoming holiday season, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has announced a reduction in signature attractions of Apes and Primates among other tariffs. A letter signed off by the Executive ... Read More

Ranger Killed by Elephants in Murchison Falls Park

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- November 21, 2020 20:25

Popular tourist destination in Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park, was struck by tragedy when a ranger by the name of Sergeant Scot Guma was killed by elephants while in the ... Read More

Crime Scene Kits Protecting Wildlife and Tourism

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- November 14, 2020 20:07

Space for Giants, an International Conservation Organization that protects wildlife and landscapes in Africa with focus on the survival of elephants, donated 18 mobile crime scene kits to Uganda Wildlife ... Read More

Huge Marijuana Farm Busted in Uganda Tourist Park

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- November 14, 2020 02:38

A combined team of two police divisions busted a 200-acre marijuana farm last week located in Uganda’s second largest national park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, in western Uganda. The operation ... Read More

Uganda Wildlife Authority Jacob Kiplimo Sets Record

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- October 24, 2020 21:27

Uganda Wildlife Authority long distance teenage sensation, Jacob Kiplimo, bagged the Gold medal at the 2020 World Athletics Half Marathon in Gdynia, Poland, this past week on October 17, 2020. ... Read More

Airline passengers arrested at Entebbe airport with fake COVID-19 certificates

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- October 19, 2020 18:25

Ugandan aviation police and the Entebbe airport health team arrested 23 travelers for forging COVID- 19 test results.  Detained passengers include Ugandans and foreigners who are currently detained at Entebbe ... Read More

Uganda Airlines Rolls Out Brand New A330neo

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- October 16, 2020 16:42

Ugandans got a glimpse of the first of the two Uganda Airlines A330neo aircraft – the A330-800 - being rolled out of the yard after branding in national colors. This ... Read More

Uganda Tourism Minister Unveils Wildlife Street Kampala

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- October 13, 2020 16:44

The Uganda Minister Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities (MTWA) Col. Tom Butime, unveiled eleven Uganda wildlife sculptures along the Uganda Wildlife Authority headquarters on Kira Road stretching for approximately 2 kilometers ... Read More

Uganda Civil Aviation Authority Directives for Resumption of international flights

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- October 4, 2020 08:57

Ahead of the resumption of all scheduled and non-scheduled passenger flights in and out of Entebbe on 1st October, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Government of the Republic ... Read More

Tourism Minister inaugurates new Uganda Tourism Board Directors

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- September 30, 2020 05:56

Uganda's Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Hon. Col. (Rtd) Tom R. Butime  today inaugurated the 4th Board of Directors of the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) at the ceremony held ... Read More

Boy King graced World Tourism Day Celebrations

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- September 29, 2020 16:47

Uganda joined the rest of the world to celebrate International World Tourism Day on September 27, 2020, with a call for increased involvement of rural communities in the tourism value ... Read More

Uganda Bar Owners Ask Government to Allow Reopening

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- September 24, 2020 16:37

Uganda bar owners and owners of entertainment places in the country have asked government to allow them to reopen with strict adherence to the COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as ... Read More

Uganda’s Tourism industry reopening

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- September 20, 2020 10:58

Uganda wants to welcome tourists again. Ahead of the scheduled reopening of borders including the Entebbe International Airport on 1st October 2020, Uganda's' President Yoweri Museveni in his just televised ... Read More

Uganda Wildlife Authority Jacob Kiplimo Bags Gold

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- September 12, 2020 19:57

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) cheered on as its own Jacob Kiplimo won the 5000-meter International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) 2020 Ostrava Golden Spike World Athletics meet in the Czech Republic. ... Read More

Entebbe International Airport Receives COVID-19 Safety Equipment

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- September 10, 2020 02:23

The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) received a donation of COVID-19 UG safety equipment on September 8, 2020 ahead of the phased reopening of Entebbe International Airport on October 1, ... Read More

Uganda Wildlife Authority opens all parks for tourism

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- September 7, 2020 05:18

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) announced the opening of all National Parks and Protected areas including  Apes and Primate National Parks  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Mt.Mgahinga Gorilla, and Kibale National Parks which ... Read More

Fifth Gorilla Birth in Uganda in 6 Weeks

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- September 5, 2020 20:37

Just when the country thought it had seen the last of the baby boomers for a while, a fifth gorilla birth in Uganda took place when a baby mountain gorilla ... Read More

Ugandan Veterinarian Receives 2020 Aldo Leopold Award

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- August 29, 2020 20:48

In a letter received by the Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH), a conservation organization founded by Uganda Veterinarian Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, Prof. Douglas A. Kelt expressed his “distinct and substantial ... Read More

Uganda Airlines celebrates first year of operations after re-launch

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- August 29, 2020 16:14

On August 29, Uganda's revived national carrier, Uganda Airlines, celebrated its first year of operations since it took to the skies after almost twenty years since it was liquidated by ... Read More

Bwindi Life Flourishing Despite COVID-19

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- August 28, 2020 21:09

The most prolific gorilla in Bwindi gave birth as the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) welcomed the fourth baby in less than 2 months. On the morning of Thursday, August 27, ... Read More

Rhino Fund Uganda celebrates new birth

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- August 3, 2020 05:55

Rhino Fund Uganda (RFU)is proud to announce the birth of a healthy female calf on Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary on 2nd August Mother Laloyo & baby  Rhoda are both doing well ... Read More

Killer of Famous Mountain Gorilla Gets 11 Years in Jail

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- August 1, 2020 20:29

The Kabale Chief Magistrate’s Court on July 30, 2020 sentenced Byamukama Felix to 11 years in prison for killing Rafiki, the Silverback of the Nkuringo Gorilla group, and other wildlife ... Read More

Government Sets Strict Terms for Boda Bodas in Uganda

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- August 1, 2020 02:33

The Government of Uganda issued a set of strict new terms for boda bodas (motorcycles or bicycle taxis) before they were allowed to resume passenger transport this week in observance of guidelines ... Read More

EU gifts ranger accommodation facility to Uganda Wildlife Authority

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- July 24, 2020 19:19

Uganda Wildlife Authority has today received a 12 unit ranger accommodation facility from the European Union delegation to Uganda. The European Union Ambassador to Uganda, Atillio Pacifici, handed over the ... Read More

Pilgrim Africa supports ranger patrols in Gorilla Parks

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- July 18, 2020 15:32

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA)  has received US$100,000 from Pilgrim Africa, to support rangers in Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Area for a period of 10 months. This follows the initiative by Joseph ... Read More

African Wildlife Foundation Donates Food Relief

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- June 30, 2020 02:40

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has received 15 tons of maize flour, 6 tons of beans, and 500 liters of cooking oil from the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) to support ... Read More

Uganda Wildlife Authority arrests four poachers in silverback gorilla death

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- June 12, 2020 18:23

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) this week arrested four poachers in the southern sector of Bwindi impenetrable Forest National Park, following the death of Rafiki the alpha male gorilla from Nkuringo ... Read More

Uganda Wildlife Authority: New Board Approved by Cabinet

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- June 9, 2020 02:59

The Cabinet has approved a new Board of Trustees for the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) to serve for the next 3 years. This was confirmed by the Minister of Information ... Read More