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Destructive locust swarms arrive in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  A locust infestation sweeping the Horn of Africa reached Uganda on Sunday, a government minister said as the prime minister convened an emergency meeting to address the pest invasion. “The locusts entered Uganda today” from Kenya, said Moses Kizige, the minister in charge of the …

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Four rare mountain gorillas ‘killed by lightning’

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Four endangered mountain gorillas, including three adult females, have been killed by an apparent lightning strike in a Ugandan national park, a conservation group has said. A post-mortem examination has been performed on the four, including a male infant, who died on February 3 in …

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Thousands trapped on Australia beaches encircled by huge fires

Sydney, Australia | AFP | Thousands of holidaymakers and locals were forced to flee to beaches in fire-ravaged southeast Australia Tuesday, as blazes ripped through popular tourist areas leaving no escape by land. Four thousand people were trapped on the foreshore of the town of Mallacoota and many others sought …

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Responsible finance bets on green future

Paris, France | AFP |  It’s a jungle out there as responsible finance investors seek ways to fund a green future for the planet. Here is a look at key terms used in the “green” investment world, and whether its various schemes are having a positive impact. – SRI or ESG? …

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Court adjourns case against NEMA, petroleum authority of Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The High Court has adjourned the hearing of the civil suit against the Petroleum Authority of Uganda and the National Environment Management Authority-NEMA to November 20th.  The matter was adjourned over the absence of Isaac Ntujju, NEMA’s Principal Environment Inspector who is principal witness in …

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Uganda hosts first CRAFT climate seminar for Financial Institutions and Service Providers

  CRAFT TARGETS • Increasing productivity and income for 300,000 smallholder farmers; • Improving business performance for 50 agribusiness SMEs and 30 cooperatives (of which at least 25% are managed by women and/or youth); • Climate resilient sustainable food production practiced on 600,000 hectares. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | With …

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