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Today in pictures - February 13, 2020

By Vision Reporters

Added 13th February 2020 11:22 AM

Major events happening around the world summarised in pictures

Today in pictures - February 13, 2020

Major events happening around the world summarised in pictures

Swarms of desert locusts invade Nakapiripirit district

Two swarms of locusts have landed in Uganda from neighbouring Kenya sparking fear that this could the beginning of famine in Uganda. Photos by Godfrey Ojore 











Exhibitors ready for Harvest Money Expo

All is set for the Harvest Money Expo 2020 that will take place at Namboole stadium from Friday to Sunday. Photos by Miriam Namutebi


















Cancer treatment machine commissioned

The Bhabhatron 11 Radiotherapy cancer treatment machine donated by the government of India to Uganda has been commissioned.

Foreign affairs minister Sam Kutesa,  the Indian High Commissioner to Uganda Shri Ravi Shankar and State Minister for Health Robinah Nabanja presided over the function at the Uganda Cancer Institute, Mulago Referral Hospital in Kampala














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Dialogue to promote conservation and tourism

"When the government shows interest in developing a dam on Murchison Falls, you wonder - with all this much sun that God has blessed Uganda with, why can't we develop solar energy? The sun is too much. Murchison falls is a very important heritage for this country. We can leave Murchison Falls and go elsewhere,"  Dr. Frank Magyezi, an academic from Makerere University, has told conservationists.

The Government has recently okayed a study to assess whether part of Murchison Falls - Uhuru Falls- can be developed into a dam for electricity generation.

Magyezi made the remarks at an ongoing stakeholder dialogue aimed at promoting conservation and tourism through advocacy at Parliament. He reiterated the need for conservation because Uganda's tourism, which brings in sh120b, is largely nature-based. Photos by Timothy Murungi












Minister Okurut launches national progress report

The Minister in Charge of General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister, Mary Karooro Okurut, has noted that Uganda was listed among the 47 countries to present a Voluntary National Review (VNR) this year.

This was during the launch of the National Progress Report on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2019. Photos by Simon Peter Tumwine





Special Forces Command, Airforce climax Terehe Sita celebrations

Celebrations to mark the Tarehe Sita celebrations that started early this month ended in Entebbe today, with the Special Forces Command and Airforce personnel marching through the municipality.
Photos by Julius Luwembe







Senior 5 selections underway at UMA showground

Hundreds of headteachers gathered at the Uganda Manufacturers Association showgrounds for the selection of Senior Five students for their schools. 

Photos by Karim Ssozi








Evicted miners petition Parliament

Evicted artisanal miners from Mubende district have interfaced with the investor they accuse of chasing them from mining grounds. The two groups are arguing their case before Parliament's committee of natural resources. The locals want 1sqkm out the over 270sqkm that Anglo Uganda Corporation miners possess. Photos by Timothy Murungi

















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