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NAIROBI, KENYA - The government has stepped up efforts to mitigate the desert locust invasion that has affected eight counties. In a statement, Government Spokesman Col(Rtd) Cyrus Oguna said the infestation has caused serious damage to vegetation in the affected...
By Emmanuel Côme Mugisha, The New Times  Kigali, Rwanda - Southwestern Rwanda is predicted to receive more rains in the first three months of the year than the previous years, according to the latest national seasonal forecast. The outlook, released recently...
ADDIS ABABA - Locusts are now affecting air travel in the Greater Horn of Africa after an Ethiopian Airlines flight destined for Dire Dawa had to abort landing today morning due to a locusts swarm and returned to Addis...
Kampala, Uganda - Uganda needs five billion shillings (US$ 1.4m) to avert a possible invasion of desert locusts, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries. The announcement comes amidst an invasion of locusts which are threatening pastures...
Longido, Tanzania - Peter Kakanji is brushing his teeth, using bristles of a stick as a toothbrush. He looks to the sky for signs of imminent rainfall because he heard last night on the radio that it would rain today. He says, “The rains started early this year and it’s still raining in several parts of the...
BY David Luganda, AFMC/NECJOGHA Nairobi, Kenya - The Fifty Fourth Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF 54) will be held in Mombasa, Kenya from 27 – 29 January 2020. GHACOF 54 will convene under the theme, "Managing Climate-Related Risks...
By Andrew Kaggwa, NECJOGHA Kampala, Uganda - The Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) has said that the current rains are likely to spill into January 2020 for most parts of the country. In a statement released by UNMA early this month...
As 2019 draws to a close, it remains on track to be the second or third warmest year on record. The final ranking will be confirmed in January by the World Meteorological Organization, which consolidates leading international temperature datasets. More...
By Padili Mikomangwa, Daily News/NECJOGHA (with contributions from Salma Said and Mubaraka Islam) Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – Heavy rains in the Tanzania commercial city of Dar es Salaam on Tuesday caused floods damaging property estimated in billions of shillings. The...
By Padili Mikomangwa, Daily News/NECJOGHA The Tanzania Meteorological Authority (TMA) which has a mandate to issue weather and information services in the United Republic of Tanzania was founded 18 years ago and was previously known as the Directorate of Meteorology. Tanzania’s...

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