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First phase to be funded through a concessional loan
Uganda is to undertake a major expansion project on its Entebbe International Airport. The multi-billion dollar project will see a complete remodeling and extension of the airport that lies along the shores of Africa's largest Lake Victoria. CCTV's Michael Baleke has that report
Clip from the 1977 movie "Raid on Entebbe" (150 min). The operation (Operation Thunderbolt) took place at night, as Israeli transport planes carried 100 commandos over 2,500 miles (4,000 km) to Uganda for the rescue operation. The operation, which took a week of planning, lasted 90 minutes and 102 hostages were rescued. Five Israeli commandos were wounded and one, the commander, Lt Col Yonatan Netanyahu, was killed. All the hijackers, three hostages and 45 Ugandan soldiers were killed, and thirty Soviet-built MiG-17s and MiG-21s of Uganda's air force were destroyed. A fourth hostage was killed by Ugandan army officers at a nearby hospital.
The US Embassy in Uganda has warned of a specific threat by an unknown terrorist group to attack the country's only international airport. Citing information obtained from Ugandan police on Thursday, it said that the Entebbe International Airport could be attacked between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. local time.
(4 Mar 1999) English/Nat Three survivors of the massacre of a group of tourists in Uganda have left Entebbe Airport amid an intensified hunt for the Rwandan rebels who carried out the attack. Four British nationals, two Americans and two New Zealanders were hacked to death with machetes after the Hutu rebels, based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, raided several tourist camps. Meanwhile in Kampala, the eight bodies of those killed were being prepared to be flown out of the country. For eight foreign tourists the chance of a lifetime - to visit southwest Uganda's impenetrable Forest. But their trip ended in a violent death at the hands of Rwandan rebels. The Hutu rebels initially kidnapped 31 foreigners as part of their crusade to undermine Rwanda's Tutsi-led government. Seve...
A very exciting time for me since this was my first time arriving in Uganda after 22 years. Lived in Uganda for 3 years as a diplomat's child. The landing on South African Airways was nice and smooth. The scenery is always great since Entebbe is right by the Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa.
I took an early morning walk down the main road from international airport of Uganda to the capital of Uganda, and was connecting and learning from the locals the way of life. It was interesting to understand the Chinese investment banks are heavily investing in the infrastructure projects across Uganda and further reach of the country and African continent.
القصة انو بمطار انتيبي ب اوغندا جماعة مكتب الPassport control بدن يجبروني اشلح الحجاب كرمال الصورة للفيزا. شوفوا الفيديو شو صار. The whole story behind the humiliating treatment I got at #Entebbe Airport #Uganda where I was forced to remove my Hijab for a biometric photo..but IT DID NOT GO THEIR WAY. WATCH AND SHARE! #MyHijabMyLife
http://www.ntvuganda.co.ug/ Contrary to what has been claimed in the past, Entebbe's ground handling costs are the cheapest in the region according to the CAA. According to David Mpango the Deputy Managing Director of the Civil Aviation Authority, private sector complaints that costs at Entebbe were affecting bottom lines of businesses are not well founded following a study to that effect.
TELL AFRICANS. Theft incident at the Entebbe Int Airport, Uganda. Chief Host, Ugandan TV Swiss, Promise Rutamu is talking about this. If you from Uganda and have any idea about such incident let us know. Send us your telephone number or email, your Host will find answers. Great Ugandans!