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Pader district leaders launch crackdown on charcoal dealers

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pader district leaders have arrested and evicted nine people accused of cutting trees on a large scale. The nine were arrested in a crackdown on commercial charcoal dealers in Angagura sub-county. Dickson Ojok, the LCV Angagura sub county, says the operation which started last month …

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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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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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Uganda’s rapid deforestation worrisome – Anywar

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Water and Environment, Beatrice Anywar, is concerned about the rapid rate at which Uganda is losing its forest cover, saying if it is not mitigated, the consequences could be dire. Anywar, who was presenting a statement on the status of environment …

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British supermarkets threaten Brazil boycott over Amazon land law

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Leading British supermarket chains have warned Brazil they may be forced to boycott its goods if lawmakers in the South American country pass a bill that would “encourage further land grabbing” in the Amazon. In an open letter to Brazilian senators and deputies, the companies …

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Deforestation in Africa accelerates: UN food agency

Paris, France | AFP | Africa is the only continent in the world where deforestation is accelerating, according to key findings of a five-year report released Thursday by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). In South America, where some countries have been blamed for rampant forest exploitation, the rate of forest loss was …

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