The World Bank announced today US$6 million in new funding from the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank’s arm for the poorest countries, to help Djibouti address the threat posed by the locust outbreak and strengthen its preparedness systems. The...
East Africa’s agro-pastoral areas at risk of new wave of desert locusts  Nairobi / Djibouti- Ministers responsible for Agriculture and Livestock of the Member States of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), including representation from Saudi Arabia and Yemen, held...
Urgent action is needed to safeguard the biodiversity of the world’s forests amid alarming rates of deforestation and degradation, according to the latest edition of The State of the World’s Forests released today. Published on the International Day for Biological Diversity (22...
River lhubiriha in Kasese district in western Uganda has burst it's banks, causing heavy flooding. At least eight people confirmed dead and hundreds displaced in Kasese district. https://twitter.com/ClimateNewsAfr1/status/1263577090500308992?s=20 Kabugho Bwangirini, 80, Agnes Matsika, 23, Felistus Kabugho, 17, Rorontina Masika, 45, Yubu...
BY ENID NINSIIMA, Daily Monitor/NECJOGHA  IN SUMMARY In 2013, Kilembe hospital was hit by the first wave of floods that left the hospital in tatters, displaced all the staff, who, to date have been commuting from Kasese Town to Kilembe,...
The coronavirus pandemic hits communities already reeling from the worst locust outbreak in 70 years and record high water levels in Lake Victoria A year of exceptional rainfall, floods and locust outbreaks is decreasing the resilience of vulnerable populations in...
By ENID NINSIIMA & JOEL KAGUTA, Daily Monitor/ NECJOGHA  Residents of Kasese District in western Uganda woke up on Sunday to another wave of flash floods three days after the torrents hit the district when four major rivers burst their...
By MONITOR TEAM Flash floods have again hit Kasese district cutting off Kasese-Fort Portal main road at Nyamwamba Bridge. Several residents in Kasese had a sleepless night after major rivers in the district burst their banks spilling into the communities. By...
WRITTEN BY:KNA  KBC Channel Traders in Suswa trading center in Narok East Sub Conty are counting their losses after flash floods swept through their business premises destroying property worth millions of shillings. This after a heavy downpour on Tuesday night that...
By Michael J. Ssali — ssalimichaelj@gmail.com Hardly any farmer in Uganda imagined that Covid-19 would affect our activities so much when we first heard about its presence in Asia and Europe only a few months ago. But here we are now,...

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