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Locusts in East Africa: UN calls for immediate aid.

United Nation (UN) Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has called for international intervention/aid to “avert any threats to food security, livelihoods, malnutrition”. It requires 10 m U.S dollars. Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are struggling with “unprecedented” and “devastating” swarms of the food-eating locusts, the FAO has said, fearing locust numbers could grow 500 times by […]

Environment Politics

Ntungamo Gets UGX452M Solar Irrigation Scheme

By Felix Asiimwe Ntungamo The Ministry of Water and Environment on Thursday commissioned a UGX452M small scale solar irrigation scheme in Rwenshande Iterero ward Nyamunuuka town council Kajara county Ntungamo district. The pilot project was implemented by the ministry of water and environment- water production Regional Center West with funding from the government to improve […]

Education Environment

Rising temperatures threaten to push millions of people in Africa into poverty

By APO Group Nairobi Today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report detailing progress and pathways to liming global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Responding to the report, Mr. Apollos Nwafor, Pan Africa Director of Oxfam International (https://www.Oxfam.org) said: “Climate change has set our planet on fire, millions are already feeling the impacts, […]

Environment Politics

Leaders Asked to Champion Environmental Conservation

By APN Reporter Kabale The Environmental Conservation Trust of Uganda- Eco-trust Coordinator Jimmy Muhozi Muhebwa has asked local leaders to help the government in educating and sensitizing Ugandans on the importance of environment conservation for future generation. Muhebwa made the call yesterday while addressing local leaders from Kabale district at White Horse Inn Hotel in […]

Education Environment

UWA Donates 240 Goats to Locals in Mitooma

By APN Reporter Mitooma A total of 240 homes boardering Queen Elizabeth National park in Kiyanga Sub County in Mitooma district have received 240 goats worth Ugsh64million declaring their commitment to guard the park. The above funds are part of the money that the district received from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) under its program […]

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10 Arrested for Encroaching on Forest

By APN Reporter Kibaale Police in Kibaale district has arrested ten suspected forest encroachers after they were found felling trees from Kangombe central forest reserve in Kibaale district. According to the Kibaale district Police Commander David Otabong, the ten people were arrested today morning during an operation by National Forestry Authority and environmental police to […]