Africa: Kampala At Standstill As Ramaphosa’s Son Weds Ex-PM’s Daughter

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After days of anticipation, the ‘royal give-away of the year’ occurred in Kampala on Saturday as Andile Ramaphosa, son of South African President Cyril, wedded his long-term fiancée Bridget Birungi at the Plum Kololo surburb. Bridget is a foster daughter and relative of former Ugandan Prime Minister and 2016 presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi. Businesses, transport activities and other events were […]

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African Trade: Let us localize globalization within Africa and grow with each other-Kenyatta

“I cannot think of any African I know who did not accept that the United Kingdom had the right to choose to leave the European Union. But if Africans attempt to exercise their sovereign will – if Africans attempt to exercise their sovereignty, and to democratically set aside international commitments which no longer work for them – we hear a […]

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Uganda Visa goes online. No more visa on Arrival

Uganda will launch e-Visa applications effective June 1, 2016, and word has it that unless one has an e-Visa and a subsequent approval printout, s/he may face problems entering the country. Last year, Kenya caused controversy when they launched an e-Visa system which was woefully badly prepared and on occasions took over two weeks to process, by which time intending […]

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Tanzania extends Railways to Burundi and Rwanda

By: James Karuhanga The Dar es Salaam-Isaka-Kigali/Keza-Musongati (DIKKM) standard gauge railway (SGR) project is progressing well, an official said. Eng. Jules Ndenga, the acting special project implementation unit coordinator at the Ministry of Infrastructure, said this following a recent joint technical monitoring committee meeting in Arusha, Tanzania. “Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda are continuing the joint development of the DIKKM railway […]

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Further African Expansion For Protea Hotels – Two Additional Hotels In Kampala, Uganda

Protea Hotels announced the signing of contracts for the development of new hotel properties in Uganda. The deal was agreed between Protea Hotels, a member of Marriott International, and its local partner in the country. The new signing in Dubai affirms the company’s confidence in the strength of the Ugandan economy and in prospects for growth on the African continent. […]

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Does Uganda have the most Expensive Visa in East Africa?

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By Renn Offor On the 20th February 2014, in Uganda, the presidents of Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda officially launched the new common tourist visa. The three countries combined in that region attract more than 4million visitors each year, and the single tourist visa was to be a major milestone in the development of a common tourism promotion strategy, which will […]

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US gives $1.6m to Uganda wildlife

By Samuel Nabwiiso KAMPALA, UGANDA – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the USAID/Uganda Biodiversity Program implemented by African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has donated a full set of road equipment’s worth USD 1,6 million  to Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA).  The Roads Equipment is part of the USD 10 million supports to biodiversity conservation in Uganda by US […]

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