Aviation: The many Struggles of East African Airlines as Uganda vows its planes will not be Seized like Air Tanzania

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The region’s national carriers have experienced a turbulent week. Hope seemed to dim further for Kenya Airways, which announced heavy losses—again —just as Air Tanzania grappled with the seizure of one of its aircraft in South Africa over a 37-year-old debt. For Uganda, whose relaunched flag carrier Uganda Airlines started commercial operations, the two events amplify the multiple perils it […]

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Africa: Lessons for Nigeria Air as Uganda revives national carrier

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Nigeria’s quest to float a new national carrier can draw some lessons from Uganda that has within a short period relaunched its national carrier. The Uganda Airlines was liquidated in 2001, some three years before Nigeria Airways also bit the dust. But the East African carrier has bounced back though slowly but with clear focus on the regional market that […]

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Africa: Gorilla population increases as Uganda takes UN Conventions chair

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The 3rd UN Gorilla meeting of parties hosted in Uganda ended with Uganda taking over the chairmanship. The chairmanship of the convention was handed over to Dr. Akakwasa Barirega Commissioner Wildlife in Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife, and Antiquities. The convention was the Third Meeting of Parties to the UN Agreement on the conservation of gorillas and their habitats. The meeting […]

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Africa: Uganda Airlines takes to the skies after 18 years

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Uganda Airlines takes off its inaugural flight today (August 27) from Uganda’s Entebbe Airport to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Nairobi, Kenya. The flight will carry technical officers, government officials, and media to Nairobi, according to the Ministry of Works spokesperson Susan Kataike. “The Uganda Airlines inaugural flight is on 27th August and the maiden flight is on 28th August,” […]

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Africa: Uganda Air Traffic Registering Exponential Growth – UCAA

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Air traffic in Uganda is registering exponential growth, something that necessitated the current expansion of Entebbe International Airport. While talking to East African Business Week Digital in Entebbe on August 15, Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) Manager Public Affairs Vianney Mpungu Luggya noted that passenger traffic and cargo volumes have been steadily growing over the years. He said: “In 1991 […]

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Africa: Uganda President commends Tourism Ministry for first elephant electric fence

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His Excellency President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda commissioned the first ever elephant deterrent electric fence in Uganda’s conservation history in Queen Elizabeth National Park on August 1, 2019. The fence was constructed as an intervention to stave off human-wildlife conflict including marauding elephants that are most notorious at razing crops of communities neighboring the parks. It stretches 10 km […]

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Africa: Uganda President and Tourism leaders host Miss World delegation

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Early this morning, Miss World 2018/19 Vanessa Ponce was hosted by H.E. Uganda President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at his country home in Rwakitura located 250 kilometers (156 miles) west of Uganda’s capital, Kampala. According to Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) chief publicist Sandra Natukunda, she was accompanied by the Hon. Minister of Tourism Wildlife and Antiquities, Professor Ephraim Kamuntu, and Tourism […]

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Africa: The puzzling ‘mass migration’ of Ugandans to India

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The latest census data on migration to India says the number of people from Uganda living in India has risen rapidly, by tens of thousands of people. Migration expert Chinmay Tumbe explains why this is likely to be the result of a major bungle by officials. Indians have had a long connection with Uganda. In the 1890s, around 40,000 Indians, […]

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Africa: Uganda offers exclusive coffee tours for Middle Eastern coffee enthusiasts

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With the start of summer holidays, coffee enthusiasts from The Middle East region have a fantastic opportunity to visit Uganda and experience at first hand a comprehensive Coffee tour. The tour will include an introduction on coffee farming, a visit tothe processing plants and the source of the coffee beans, a tour of the farm where many activities will take […]

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Africa: Uganda Airlines first commercial flight now pushed to August

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Uganda Airlines will now commence its first commercial flight next month in August and not in July as earlier communicated. The Minister of Works and Transport, Eng Monica Azuba said in a statement to parliament that rescheduling is due to the fact that the revived national carrier is yet to get an air operating certificate (AOC) from the Civil Aviation […]

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