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African scientists say green future at stake amid deforestation

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | The loss of forest cover in Africa, escalated by climatic shocks, poor land-use practices and urbanization could slow down the continent’s transition to a green and resilient future, scientists said on Monday. Speaking at a virtual forum from Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, to coincide with the …

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Pastoralists abandon 3,000 bags of charcoal in Lamwo

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 3,000 bags of charcoal have been abandoned by herdsmen, following their eviction from Lamwo district. The district security committee started evicting the pastoralists from the district last month, following an order by President Museveni in November last year. According to Museveni, the pastoralists are causing …

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Briquette maker turns the heat on charcoal

Conservationist starts venture to use up 65% of harvested trees that often goes to waste Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Uganda’s tropical high forests have been declining rapidly and conservationists have been relentless in sounding the alarm over their imminent disappearance in the next two decades unless something is …

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FAO to champion sustainable charcoal production

Kampala, Uganda | Isaac Khisa | Uganda’s urban households have relied on charcoal as their source of energy for decades but there has been no deliberate efforts to facilitate sustainable production practices and technologies to conserve forests. The good news now is that the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United …

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Agago clan chiefs face hurdles in fighting deforestation

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cultural leaders in Agago are facing several hurdles as they carry out the year-long operation to arrest and fine commercial charcoal dealers depleting shea nut trees in the district. A team of cultural leaders from fifteen chiefdoms in Agago district on December 15, 2021, embarked …

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Gulu reaps sh20m in fines to illegal charcoal dealers

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu District Local Government has levied fines on illegal charcoal dealers. Christopher Opiyo Ateke, the Gulu LCV Chairperson says ten trucks with over 1,000 bags of charcoals were impounded and fined in the ongoing operation that started on Friday in the areas of Palaro, …

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Deforestation: What can charcoal burning save?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Godfrey Karugaba roasts chicken on the roadside in Kalerwe, a Kampala slum. About three years in the business, Karugaba has tried a number of energy options including electric ovens for frying chips but has settled for a charcoal grilling stove for roasting chicken.  It’s the …

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Police destroys over 600 bags of charcoal in Agago

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Police in Agago have destroyed over 600 bags of charcoal in Agago in an ongoing crackdown against illegal charcoal burning.   Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson told URN in an interview that the bags of charcoal were impounded and burnt down from …

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