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By Andrew Kaggwa , NECJOGHA KAMPALA, UGANDA - The Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) has today released the seasonal rainfall forecast for the March, April and May season predicting normal to above average rains for most parts of the country. “Overall,...
By Padili James Mikomangwa, The Exchange East Africa/NECJOGHA DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA – The Tanzania Meteorological Authority (TMA) has today Thursday released the seasonal rainfall forecast for the March to May season (MAM 2020) for the bimodal areas predicting normal to...
NAIROBI, KENYA – There are food security fears for the East African region after desert locusts have been confirmed to also have spread to all the three East African countries. The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) alert Desert...
NAIROBI, KENYA - Kenyans have been challenged to at least use the three days period of mourning retired President Daniel Arap Moi to plant trees. The Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua said Moi cherished the environment and the only...
By Andrew Kaggwa, NECJOGHA NAIROBI, KENYA - A regional body that monitors climate in the Greater Horn of Africa has warned of flash floods and drought in parts of East Africa and other countries of the Greater Horn of Africa. “March,...
The year 2019 was the second warmest year on record after 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s consolidated analysis of leading international datasets. Average temperatures for the five-year (2015-2019) and ten-year (2010-2019) periods were the highest on record. Since...
KAMPALA, UGANDA - The international non-profit organisation Slow Food International has launched agro-ecology training in East Africa. The project is aimed at young people and local communities and is expected to last until 2021. “Developing local economies in East Africa...
JINJA, UGANDA - Although some leaders have cited sugarcane growing as one of the causes of famine in Busoga Sub-region, experts say there is no evidence to justify this. The experts made the remarks during a training of statisticians on...
NAIROBI, KENYA - Billions of locusts swarming through East Africa are the result of extreme weather swings and could prove catastrophic for a region still reeling from drought and deadly floods, experts said Friday. Dense clouds of the ravenous insects...
TANA RIVER, Kenya - Locusts have now spread to Tana River County, with locals in Bura Dhima village, Mbalambala area reporting that the insects have cleared vegetation covering three kilometres since Sunday. In the past few days, the locusts have...

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