UNESCO grants emergency funds for reconstruction of infrastructure destroyed after floods and landslides in Rwenzori Mountains; Unesco

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We should preserve Uganda’s heritage; Daily Monitor

The importance of Uganda heritage, which the World Heritage Day celebrates through spreading awareness about the importance of protecting culture and diversity, cannot be gainsaid.

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The best places to travel in Uganda: Top 12 tourist attractions in Uganda; Duli.vn/Medium

Uganda, with its vast wildlife reserves, many beautiful National Parks and peaceful atmosphere, has become the first choice for those who like to travel.

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How to conquer the magical Margherita Peak of Rwenzori Mountains; New Vision


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Shs6b so far spent on restoration of Kasubi tombs; Daily Monitor

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The major works on the Muzibu Azaala Mpanga, the mausoleum at Kasubi are reportedly nearing completion with delicate ceiling (Ddaali) at over 90 percent, according to the statement…

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A Guide to Ethical Animal Tourism, From Gorillas to Elephants; Austa Somvichian-Clausen; InsideHook

An estimated 550,000 wild animals are currently suffering in poorly run tourist attractions around the world. Here’s how to make sure you avoid them.

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Uganda’s primates are wild, whimsical and rude; Lucas Aykroyd; Vancouver Sun

Gorillas’ are worth seeing but chimpanzee badly behaved…

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Bwindi, Home of Mountain Gorillas; Shaun Sendyowa; Medium.com

Bwindi impenetrable was gazetted as a National Park in 1991 and declared a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site in 1994. It is one of those…

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Once You’ve Seen the Gorillas, Here Are 10 Other Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences You Can Only Have in Uganda; Kristy Alpert; Fodor’s

Although mountain gorillas and Jane Goodall’s chimpanzees may be the first thing many people think of with Uganda, the country is home to countless other adventures. Of course, trekking through the Bwindi National Forest to spend an hour with the mountain gorillas in their protected habitat is high on the must-do list while in Uganda, but once you’ve seen the gorillas, check out these other once-in-a-lifetime experiences you can only have in Uganda.

Source: Once You’ve Seen the Gorillas, Here Are 10 Other Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences You Can Only Have in Uganda

Up close and personal with wildlife conservation in Uganda; Lucas Ackroyd; G Adventures

Animal encounters can help foster a greater appreciation for conservation efforts…

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A Complete Guide To Bwindi Impenetrable Forest In Uganda; Mervz; Pinoy Adventurista

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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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10 of the world’s most stunning places to walk in a week; Will Gray; Red Bull

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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

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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

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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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