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Important update about Visas

It is our understanding that, as of 1 July 2016, all foreign visitors to Uganda must theoretically apply online for an e-visa in advance.

According to the British Foreign Office: “If successful, travellers will receive an authorisation document by email, which they should print out and present to immigration officials on arrival at their point of entry to Uganda (or at the Ugandan High Commission or other Ugandan diplomatic mission overseas, if they wish to apply for a visa to be issued in their passport in advance of travel). 472 more words

Forty Years Ago

Remembering 4th July, 1976

The summer of 1976 was a special one for me. For starters, it was my last summer before I left England for a year-long programme in Israel with the potential to turn into a permanent move. 479 more words

BBC article on Entebbe anniversary marred by euphemism

June 27th saw the appearance of two reports on the BBC News website’s Middle East page (one written and one filmed) concerning the 1976 hostage rescue operation at Entebbe. 261 more words


One Day in Entebbe

yesterday evening (tuesday 28th), 8.00-8.40pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 5.00pm, sunday)
one day in entebbe (presented by jonathan freedland) 218 more words

Now a Motion Picture - Entebbe on the Screen

Hijacking, Crisis, Rescue – the conventional reading of Flight 139 and the events at Entebbe follow a classic three act story structure that’s been adapted to the screen on numerous occasions. 2,055 more words

One to listen out for on BBC Radio 4

A programme titled “One Day in Entebbe” will be broadcast on Tuesday, June 28th at 8 p.m. on BBC Radio 4. Its synopsis reads as follows: 223 more words


Stormy Times

Rain pelts the office roof. A slow melodic chorus of “Hallelujah Jesu” drifts through the window from the never-silent church next door, accompanied by the strumming of a guitar, the pounding of a drum, and the clash of thunder. 926 more words