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2010-11-22 14:00:00

Environmental activists said on Monday that they are plan to fight a project that has the backing of Uganda's president to build a golf course in the country's largest and best-known national park.  President Yoweri Museveni ordered the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) to allow the Madhvani Group last week to build a golf course in Murchison Falls National Park, which is a wildlife reserve. "We shall do whatever it takes, including legal action. We'll block it. We'll get an injunction,"...

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2010-05-04 06:40:38

According to Uganda's Wildlife Authority (UWA), a split has occurred in an ice cap on Uganda's highest peak as a result of global warming. The split is on a glacier located in the Rwenzori mountain range, near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. It sits at an altitude of 16,736 feet and is blocking access to the Margherita summit, said authorities. Margherita is Africa's third highest peak and is a popular spot for climbers. Scientists say the glaciers in the Rwenzori range...