Travelers stranded as Floods cut off Packwach Bridge

Dozens of travelers to west Nile, Dr. Congo and South Sudan are stranded after River Nile burst its banks rendering the section of the Karuma-Packwach road inaccessible. According to a notice issued by the Uganda national roads authority two days ago, a section of the road after Packwach Bridge is “temporarily closed to the public.” […]

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Death toll from Kenya landslides rises to 56 as heavy rains lash country’s north west

MOMBASA (Reuters) – The death toll from landslides in northwestern Kenya triggered on Saturday by unusually heavy rains has risen to at least 56 people, a local official said. The downpour began on Friday in West Pokot County, which borders Uganda, and worsened overnight, causing flooding and mudslides that swept away four bridges and left […]

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Somalia Struggles After Worst Flooding in Recent History

By Associated Press November 14, 2019 05:01 AM MOGADISHU, SOMALIA – Ahmed Sabrie woke up to find his house half-submerged in fast-rising flood waters. Frightened and confused, he herded sleepy family members onto the roof of their home in central Somalia as scores of thousands of people in the town, Beledweyne, scrambled for their lives. […]

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Heavy Rains in Uganda

Meteorologists warn of devastating rains in Uganda

The Uganda National Meteorological Authority on Saturday issued a heavy rainfall warning alert over most parts of Uganda between 26 to 30 October. “Please take note that Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 October are expected to have more rainfall within this forecast period.” A statement read in part. “This rains are expected to bring about […]

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GROWING FRUIT TREES IS THE BEST STRATEGY IN CONSERVING THE ENVIRONMENT

The World Bank estimates 14.5 million hectares of forests are destroyed yearly through deforestation, wild fires and other means. 2 billion hectares of forests have so far been lost in the same fashion world over. The rate at which the forests are lost is far higher than that at which we restore them creating more […]

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Makerere University Student fighting climate change lands a fortune in plastic bottles and polythene bag waste.

MAKERERE: A student of Makerere University in Kampala pursuing Bachelor of Commerce external program is a smiling man after his passion to fight climate change lands him a fortune.  Okello Richards’ endeavors to rid his environment of Plastic bottle and polythene waste begun as a small passion. Where he collected and used the bottles and […]

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Planet SOS: Millions displaced as Somalis flee widespread drought

Two years after the previous drought ended, Somalia is again facing one of the driest rainy seasons in more than three decades. Climate change is leading to frequent droughts in Somalia – forcing people to leave their homes almost every two years. The UN says more than two-and-a-half million people have been displaced. Al Jazeera’s […]

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