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...
Weather and climate information provided by national meteorological services across East Africa can at times be technical and difficult for non-experts to understand. That’s why a partnership across the region has come up with an ingenious solution: Climate Cafés. In...
By David Luganda, AFMC/NECJOGHA Kampala, Uganda - The Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) has forecasted increased rainfall for the month of May with a chance of extending into the month of June, 2020. “The rainfall outlook for May, 2020 indicates that...
National Environment Management Authority inspectors are in southwestern Uganda for an inspection to assess the underlying causes, impacts and possible long term solutions to the floods and landslides in the region specifically in Bundibugyo, Kasese and Isingiro districts.   Lives and...
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 David Luganda, AFMC/NECJOGHA The rising water level of Lake Victoria, last week broke the record set 56 years ago. According to Eskom, the company managing power generation in the country, the water levels of  Lake Victoria, the biggest water body...
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...

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