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By Lia Poteet, NASA Earth Science Division Applied Sciences Program Growing up in Uganda, Catherine Nakalembe always loved geography but never imagined she’d work with NASA. It wasn't until several computer science classes in college that the University of Maryland,...
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,...
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...
KATAKWI, UGANDA – There is panic in the Teso and Lango sub regions in after swams of desert locusts were spotted in Katakwi and Agago districts. The desert locusts invaded the Karamoja sub region from Kenya on Sunday evening through...
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,...
By Aimable Twahirwa, PANAPRESS/NECJOGHA Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Heavy rains which hit several parts of Rulindo, a mountainous district in northern Rwanda last week, destroyed some 40 residential homes and swept away more than 14 acres of crops, local administrative...
Interview with Richard Munang, United Nations Environment Programme expert on climate and Africa East African nations have been battling with swarms of desert locusts since the beginning of 2020. In what is being called the worst outbreak the region has...
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...
The Africa Climate Change Fund has allocated $4.7 million to finance projects led by Africans in order to better support African States in the process of building resilience to climate change. They mainly concern resilient agriculture and climate finance. The...

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