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10 children killed by lighting

PRESS STATEMENT – August 28,2020.In Arua, police has confirmed an incident where 10 male juveniles between the ages of 11-16 years hailing from the villages of Gbuluku and Nyaute were killed by lightning at a football pitch near Odramacaku trading centre Ayivu division Arua City. This incident happened at about 1800hours in the evening of […]

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Floods hit Kasese,Bundibugyo again. 1 killed

Hundreds of people displaced after 2 rivers in Kasese; Nyamwamba,Mubuku and River Lamia in neighboring Bundibugyo burst their banks,flooding surrounding areas.Property worth millions of shillings, including a church,swept away today morning. A 3-yr-old girl confirmed dead in Bundibugyo. Bundibugyo received heavy rainfall yesterday.

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UN Resident Coordinator Rosa Malango in western Uganda, Mbarara district chairman calls for a new policy on refugees

Mbarara district L C 5 chairman, Rtd. Capt. J B Tumusiime Bamuturaki has asked the government to introduce and pass a policy that all refugees become urban refugees for betterment of the relationship between them and citizens. While speaking in a meeting with Ms. Rosa Malango,the United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator for the Republic of […]

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RDC Issues Ultimatum to Rwampara Wetland Encroachers

By Jonan Beinomugisha Mbarara The Rwampara Acting Resident District Commissioner Emmy Kateera Turyabagyenyi has given a one-month ultimatum to wetland encroachers to vacate or else they face forceful evictions. Kateera who was yesterday on monitoring of the ongoing food relief distribution to locals who were affected by hailstorm, said climatic changes have been brought by […]

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Encroachment and Illegal Construction spark protest in Mbarara

A section of residents of Kiyanja cell in Kamukuzi division ┬áMbarara┬ámunicipality have protested the continued encroachment on the water channel and a swamp which pours its waters in Lakeview dam. According to the locals, some people have started planting Eucalyptus trees and construction, which locals say will attract flooding in the area and destruction of their […]

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Is Nature annoyed!

Kasese residents and others from different districts in western Uganda including Isingiro,Rwampara,Ntungamo,Kabale,Rukiga,Bundibugyo are crying out for help after heavy rains that caused floods and mudslides in recent days. In Kasese,River Nyamwamba burst its banks on Wednesday night causing floods and mudslides in Kilembe hospital and town. In Kisoro,More than 25 houses and several acres of […]

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Ndorwa East Legislator Appeals for Assistance as Heavy Rains Ravage the Area

By Anthony Kushaba Ndorwa county East legislator Wilfred Niwagaba has appealed for assistance from the ministry of disaster preparedness following heavy rains that hit the area. In a letter written to Minister for disaster preparedness and refugees dated 5th May and received by the ministry today, the legislator calls on the ministry to move in […]

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Property Worth Millions Lost as Heavy Rains Hit Ntungamo

By APN Reporter Ntungamo Heavy rains have today washed away bridges, homes and roads and destroyed crop gardens different areas of Ntungamo district leaving hundreds counting loses. The rains hit hard the  sub counties  of Kayonza,Nyabushenyi and Rubaare as well as Ntungamo municipality.  In  Nyabushenyi  Sub County, crop gardens were washed away and houses submerged […]