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Two drown in Kampala city floods

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have recovered two bodies from the Nakivubo channel after today’s heavy downpour in Kampala. The two bodies were recovered near Total fuel station where they were carried by floods water from different parts of the city. Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango has identified …

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Floods wreck havoc in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Traffic and business came to a standstill on Wednesday following a heavy downpour in Kampala. The most affected roads were John Babiiha road where road construction works are on-going and Kyaggwe road near Swaminarayan Temple. People with businesses along Kyaggwe road were forced to …

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Sudan expects drop in Nile water level after floods

Khartoum, Sudan | XINHUA | Sudan’s Irrigation and Water Resources Ministry on Tuesday said the Nile water level will gradually decrease starting Tuesday. “Today (Tuesday) the Nile levels registered 17,65 centimetres compared to 17,67 yesterday (Monday),” Yasir Abbas, Sudan’s irrigation and water resources minister, said at a press conference in Khartoum. …

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Floods displace 500 people in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Floods have displaced more than 500 people in four villages of Pagik Parish, Paicho Sub-County in Gulu District. More than 600 acres of crop gardens have also been destroyed. The affected villages include Dwere; Bokeber, Bura and Ajanyi. The families have sought refuge in neighboring …

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Sudan declares state of emergency over deadly floods

Khartoum, Sudan | XINHUA | Sudan’s Security and Defense Council has decided to declare a nationwide three-month state of emergency over floods, Sudan’s Sovereign Council announced in a statement Saturday. Following a meeting late Friday, chaired by Sovereign Council Chairman Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, the Security and Defense Council instructed formation …

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Kilembe mines seeks UGX 3Bn to restore power supply

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kilembe Mines Limited is seeking over 3 billion Shillings to restore infrastructure damaged by the breakdown of power grids hit by the recurrent floods and landslides in Kasese district. Kilembe mines in Kasese district suffered two waves of flash floods on May 7 and on …

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Fresh floods leave 200 homes submerged in Bundibugyo

Bundibugyo,  Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | At least 200 houses have been submerged in Kisuba Sub County, Bundibugyo district, in another wave of flash floods that have ravaged the district. The floods followed a heavy downpour that pounded the area on Wednesday and Thursday. “The floods have left the area devastated; crops …

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Flash floods kills one, displace hundreds in Bundibugyo

Bundibugyo, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  Fresh flash floods have claimed the life of a three-year-old child and destroyed various property and crops in Bundibugyo District. The deceased minor has been identified as Nzebere Bwambale, a resident of Kitehe village in Kasitu parish in Kasitu Sub County. The floods swept through Ntandi …

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Flood affected communities benefit from WASH project

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Communities hosting Internally Displaced Persons-IDPs in Kasese district have benefited from the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene-WASH project. The project was funded by OXFAM and implemented in partnership with Foundation for Urban and Rural Advancement (FURA) and Kasese district. The project focused on improving access …

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Buliisa flood victims demand to be resettled

Buliisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thousands of people displaced by floods resulting from the rising Lake Albert water levels in Buliisa district have asked to be resettled. For the last three months, floods from the rising water levels of Lake Albert have ravaged several landing sites affecting more than 2,000 …

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