CNN’s 25 most beautiful places in the world; CNN

The world’s a spectacular place, full of hidden and overt beauty in every corner. But beauty’s also subjective. It’d be impossible to get a unanimous decision on the most beautiful places around the world — but CNN’s list is a good start to plan your travels. From lush African forests…

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Uganda tops CNN’s list of beautiful places worldwide; Daily Monitor

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Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest has been ranked by CNN as the world’s beautiful place…

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25 of the most beautiful places on Earth; John Minihane; CNN

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These are CNN Travel’s picks for the world’s 25 most beautiful places — from a lush African forest and a vast Latin American desert to a watery Balkan paradise and an ancient Middle Eastern city.

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20 Earth Conscious Home Ideas Through the Years; Nick Gerhardt

For centuries people have sought to build a home that blends into the environment perfectly. Check out these Earth conscious home ideas.

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Walking tours: More Singaporeans are stepping up to this hot vacation trend; Khoo Bee Khim; CNA

One travel company has seen 15 per cent growth for adventure holidays where walking the scenic route is the point in destinations such as Jeju Island, Peru and Iceland.

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Your money is more than legal tender; Eric Ntalumbwa; Monitor

Commonly referred to as zike by Ugandans in reference to the presence of the Silverback image, the note which is the highest denomination note has shades of brown and golden highlights, which are…

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Uganda gets seat on World Heritage Committee; The Independent

Uganda – Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has been elected to serve on the World Heritage Committee for the first time.

The World Heritage Committee is responsible for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention that defines the use of the World Heritage Fund and allocates financial assistance upon requests from States Parties.

Uganda was one of 12 new members elected by the 21st General Assembly of the State Parties to the World Heritage Convention at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on November 14, 2017.

It is the first time Uganda will be serving as a member of the World Heritage Committee after the assembly of the 193 States Parties to the World Heritage Convention cast their votes in the hotly contested election.

The committee has the final say on whether a property is inscribed on the World Heritage List.

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The dark side of Uganda’s gold rush; Kieron Monks; CNN

Uganda – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Uganda’s mineral industry has enjoyed a spectacular surge in recent years.

Gold exports reached $340 million in 2016, according to official figures, up from $237,000 in 2014. New mining sites are opening across the country, creating jobs for thousands of people.
But a new report from environmental NGO Global Witness claims there is a dark side to the boom, that the mineral sector is fueling corruption, conflict, human rights abuses, and environmental damage.
The 18-month investigation “Uganda: Undermined” draws on interviews with miners, company executives, government officials, and industry experts to paint a stark picture of the sector.
“Our investigations show that Uganda’s mining sector is characterized by corruption, mismanagement and high level political influence,” says George Boden, Uganda campaign leader at Global Witness. “Impunity is endemic and attempts at reform have all failed in the face of entrenched interests.”
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The Ten Spectacular National Parks Of Uganda; Oishimaya Sen Nag; WorldAtlas

Uganda – Rwenzori Mountains National Park

The national parks in Uganda play a vital role in conservation by protecting the region’s rare and endangered flora and fauna.

10. Semuliki National Park

The Semeliki National Park is located in the Bwamba County of western Uganda on the country’s border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was established in October 1993 and occupies an area of 194 square km. The Semeliki National Park is well-known for its rich and diverse flora and fauna and is especially famous for birds, of which over 400 species exist in the park. Nine hornbill species have also been recorded at the park. More than 60 mammalian species including leopards, hippos, forest buffaloes, elephants, civets, duikers, and 8 species of primates also live here. The Semuliki and the Lamia Rivers that flow by the park are watering places for the park’s wildlife.

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Mountain gorillas: Bwindi’s biggest gem; Matthias Mugisha; Daily Monitor

Uganda – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

You will never see the day when you are as strong and as important as them. They weigh more than 200kg. They can rip a man into pieces and can break trees with their bare hands. They intimidate their opponents into a no contest by thumping their chests. They make more than Shs40 billion for the country a year.
Despite their legendary strength, they have a great fear of chameleons, caterpillars and water. And half of their world population lives in Uganda. They are mountain gorillas (Gorilla gorilla beringei), a species listed as endangered and can only be found in Mgahinga Gorilla and Bwindi Impenetrable National Parks in Uganda.

However, it is only in Bwindi, where half of the World’s 880 mountain gorillas are found.

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