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“Mount Kilimanjaro Fire Started Accidentally” investigator.

“Mount Kilimanjaro Fire Started Accidentally” investigator.

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Hundreds of Tanzanian firefighters and citizens are trying to contain a fire on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain at 5,895 meters.    The National Park spokesman Pascal Shelutete said the initial investigation found the fire started Sunday by porters servicing climbers at the Whona rest area.  Shelutete told reporters Tuesday the fire, used to warm up food, ignited dry grass and shrubs.  The fire is confined to the Mandara and Horombo trails, Shelutete said, which are no higher than 2,700 meters above sea level.  So far, there are no reports of casualties from the fire on the popular site, which attracts tens of thousands of climbers each year, many determined to reach the peak.  Reuters reports more than two hundred university stude...
Uganda is now Reopen for  Tourists, to Stay 33ff Away from Gorillas.

Uganda is now Reopen for Tourists, to Stay 33ff Away from Gorillas.

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Uganda is now welcoming international visitors, meaning you can once again take advantage of the country’s beautiful national parks. You just need to show evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of landing in the country and undergo health screenings on arrival, including temperature checks. Anyone showing symptoms will be taken to an isolation center at a local hospital by ambulance to take a test. eet Masks must be worn at all times in the airport and while traveling through any of the country’s 10 national parks, like Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Kibale National Park. Visitors to national parks will be required to bring at least two N95, surgical, or double-layer cloth masks with filters, and temperature checks will also be in place at park entra...
Uganda is not on UK Covid exempt list

Uganda is not on UK Covid exempt list

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The UK’s requirement that tourists returning from most African countries must quarantine for 14 days defies logic, says Anver Versi. It has serious implications for African countries that rely on tourism but is not applied to tourists returning from places with far higher levels of Covid-19. Africa can be justified in once again claiming a case of double standards. This is in relation to the lists issued by various countries on Covid-19 quarantine regulations for travellers returning from certain countries. For example, UK residents returning from their trips abroad are required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival – unless the country they visited is on an exempt list. At the time of writing, some 74 countries were on the list – mainly in Europe and some Caribbean and ...
South Sudanese Refugees to be Relocated within Uganda’s Rhino Camp

South Sudanese Refugees to be Relocated within Uganda’s Rhino Camp

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Ugandan authorities said over 3,000 South Sudanese refugees will be resettled in a new camp within Rhino Camp Refugee Settlement in Uganda’s West Nile region, away from where deadly clashes took place last month between the host community and the refugees. The clashes which began after a disagreement over grazing land left 10 South Sudanese refugees dead and nine others injured.  Speaking to reporters on Monday, the refugee desk focal person at the office of the Prime Minister, Solomon Osakan, said they have identified a new resettlement camp and have started working on demarcating and opening roads leading to the new camp Solomon said the move came after the refugees demanded to be relocated away from Tika 1 camp where the clashes erupted earlier last month.  “As of...
UGANDA   HAS REOPENED FOR TOURISM – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

UGANDA HAS REOPENED FOR TOURISM – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

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By Kashlee Kucheran On October 1, 2020, Uganda officially reopened both air and land borders and is once again allowing tourism to resume. After being closed since March 23rd, Entebbe International Airport has now reopened and has started to resume international flights. Uganda’s extremely diverse landscapes, natural wonders, and abundant wildlife have been attracting over 1.5 million tourists per year, so the nation is very keen to finally reopen safely. President Yoweri Museveni held a press conference in late September, stating: “The international airport and land borders will now be opened for tourists, coming in and going out, provided they tested negative 72 hours before arrival in Uganda However, the reopening of Uganda is not as cut and dry as some other Africa...
Campaigners say Asylum Seeker’s Legal Victory Against Home Office is ‘beacon of hope’

Campaigners say Asylum Seeker’s Legal Victory Against Home Office is ‘beacon of hope’

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The court of appeal has found a 27-year-old woman from Uganda, known only as PN, was unlawfully removed from the UK CAMPAIGNERS HAVE described a 27-year-old lesbian asylum seeker’s legal victory against the Home Office as a “beacon of hope” after the court of appeal found that the woman, known only as PN, was unlawfully deported from the UK. PN, who came to the UK from Uganda as a child, was detained in Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre before being deported in December 2013 under the fast-track system.  Her removal was subsequently ruled unlawful and the high court ordered the Home Office to bring PN back to the UK. After bringing PN back to the UK last year, the Home Office sought to have the high court ruling overturned but on Monday the court of appeal ru...
Uganda Resumes Commercial Flights After Seven-month Suspension

Uganda Resumes Commercial Flights After Seven-month Suspension

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Uganda on Thursday resumed scheduled commercial passenger flights after seven months of government suspensions over the COVID-19 pandemic. Vianney Luggya, communications officer of Uganda Civil Aviation Authority, told Xinhua by telephone that the phased flight operations at Entebbe International Airport, about 40 km south of the capital Kampala, resumed after the government eased COVID-19 restrictions on aviation. He said the first passenger flight to arrive at Entebbe airport was Turkish Airlines, which landed at 3:55 a.m. and departed at 4:50 a.m. local time. "The flights have resumed today. We expect about 12 flights today. In this first phase, October to December, we are going to have an average of one flight per airline per day to reduce congestion," said Luggya. The res...
Brussels Airlines to Expand its Operations to Uganda/Africa this Winter

Brussels Airlines to Expand its Operations to Uganda/Africa this Winter

FEATURED, Latest News, Tourism, TRAVEL
Brussels Airlines has revised its previously advised winter schedule and will now operate more flights and rotations as it extends its route network, the carrier confirmed this week.  During the winter period, 25 October to 27 March the airline will offer up to 40% more flights to and from Africa.    Intercontinental network At the start of the winter season, 14 destinations will be included in the airline’s intercontinental offer, with a sole focus on Africa. The airline will expand its offer with 12% as of October 25th . As of this winter, Brussels Airlines will fly to Abidjan on a daily base. During winter holidays, extra frequencies will be added to Banjul, Bujumbura, Dakar, Douala, Entebbe, Freetown, Kigali, Kinshasa, Monrovia and Yaoundé.  During this ...
The Government of Uganda Recognizes the Importance of its Tourism Industry

The Government of Uganda Recognizes the Importance of its Tourism Industry

FEATURED, NEWS, Tourism
The Government of Uganda recognizes the importance of its tourism industry. Uganda is known around the world for its natural beauty, its variety of attractions, its historic villages, and its wildlife. The Uganda tourism industry not only is a major economic development tool but it also is a major component in Uganda’s quality of life. Uganda can take great pride in that many of its public officials are tourism-sensitive. They understand the importance of tourism and how tourism impacts the nation’s reputation and standing not only in tourism but also in the world. In today’s world dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, both local citizens and visitors throughout the world demand safety and security implemented by well-trained professionals. The traveling public understands the rel...
Safer Tourism Seal based on Evaluation and Endorsement

Safer Tourism Seal based on Evaluation and Endorsement

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Uganda Tourism is the third destination awarded an endorsement by the Safer Tourism Seal experts. This achievement has only been awarded to Kenya and Jamaica before. The endorsement is based on an evaluation and cannot be purchased. 20 destinations and stakeholders requested an independent evaluation, and hundreds of stakeholders in 50 countries and 11 US States are displaying the Safer Tourism Seal based on their self-assessment tourism leaders had been moved into the international hall of tourism heroes. The Safer Tourism Seal is an initiative by rebuilding.travel, a global grassroots movement with tourism leaders in 120 countries. Dear Ms. Ajarova & Mr. Semakula: It is with great delight and honor that we want to award the Uganda Tourism Board with Rebuil...