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 (ĕn-tĕb′ə, -tĕb′ē)
A town of southern Uganda on Lake Victoria. Formerly (1894-1962) the capital of Uganda, it is the site of the international airport where in 1976 Israeli commandos rescued hostages held by a group of Palestinian hijackers.
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(Placename) a town in S Uganda, on Lake Victoria: British administrative centre of Uganda (1893–1958); international airport. Pop: 57 518 (2002 est)
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(ɛnˈtɛb ə, -ˈtɛb i)

a town in S Uganda, on Lake Victoria: former capital. 21,096.
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Noun1.Entebbe - a town in southern Uganda on Lake Victoria; site of an international airport (where in 1976 Israeli commandos rescued hostages held aboard a plane by Palestinian hijackers)
Republic of Uganda, Uganda - a landlocked republic in eastern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1962
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On July 3, 1976, the Israeli Defense Force swept into the airport in Entebbe, Uganda and freed the hostages of Air France Flight 139.
My first passion and desire to become a pilot was actually born in Entebbe," says Michael Etiang, soft-spoken above broad shoulders.
The report estimates that the national carrier could save passengers $549m a year--assuming fares fall by $360 on average, for all flights through Entebbe, on every airline.
By copy of this letter, the In-Charge Immigration/Security at Entebbe Airport are accordingly asked to allow him access and immigration clearance through Entebbe VIP lounge.
Gemalto, in cooperation with local partner SCINTL, has announced it has been awarded the contract for a Border Management System (BMS) at Uganda's Entebbe International Airport, including airport self-service eKiosks, the company said.
Those samples were matched to tusks in a seizure being exported out of Mombasa after transiting Entebbe, Uganda.
ENTEBBE -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday started a two-day state visit here in which the two countries are expected to further their trade and economic ties.
Summary: Entebbe [Uganda], July 24 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday held delegation-level talks with President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni and said that India will continue to play a stable partner in the country's journey towards development.
July 16, 2018 (JUBA) - The South Sudanese government voiced strong reservations on the revised Entebbe Proposal on the outstanding issues of governance and blamed the mediation for making new propositions instead of developing the agreed provisions.
Entebbe, July 7 (SUNA) - President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, Saturday arrived in Entebbe, Uganda, on a one-day visit to hold talks with the Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, toward pushing ahead the peace efforts in South Sudan.
Four terrorists diverted a Paris-bound plane to Uganda's Entebbe airport, where they demanded the release of Israeliheld prisoners in return for the safe return of the passengers.

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