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Climate change fuels infectious diseases in E. Africa

  Climate change, floods and droughts are fuelling the spread of pathogens that are resistant to drugs Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Extreme weather events linked to climate change, including floods and droughts, are fuelling the spread of vector-borne diseases in the East and Horn of African region, experts said on …

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Ugandan scientists develop drought tolerant trees

This comes as Uganda joins the rest of the world to commemorate the World Forest Day on March 21 to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests Kampala, Uganda | Isaac Khisa | Ugandan scientists have developed drought tolerant tree species, paving way for possible establishment of commercial forests …

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Drought, cattle rustling affect livestock prices in Karamoja

Karamoja, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The persistent drought and resurgence of cattle rustling have affected the livestock market in the Karamoja region. The price of an animal weighing 100-kilograms has fallen from one million Shillings in November 2020, to 600,000 Shillings today. The drop in animals prices in the region …

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Locusts the latest curse of East Africa weather extremes

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Billions of locusts swarming through East Africa are the result of extreme weather swings and could prove catastrophic for a region still reeling from drought and deadly floods, experts said Friday. Dense clouds of the ravenous insects have spread from Ethiopia and Somalia into Kenya, in …

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Dry season affects Northern Uganda communities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Communities in Acholi sub-region in Northern Uganda have started facing the impact of the dry season. The dry spell spans from December to March or April characterized by drought occurrence and severity that impacts on people’s health due to excessive heat; crop failures, livestock …

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Drought ignites human-wildlife conflict in Zimbabwe

Hwange, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwean villager Dumisani Khumalo appeared to be in pain as he walked gingerly towards a chair under the shade of a tree near his one-room brick shack. The 45-year-old was attacked by a buffalo days earlier, and he was lucky to be on his feet. Wild …

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UN appeals for aid to help millions of Zimbabweans buy food

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | The United Nations on Thursday called for some $200 million in extra funding to help four million Zimbabweans unable to buy food due to drought and triple-digit inflation. The southern African country has been hit by a poor harvest and an entrenched economic crisis that has …

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