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Hippo kills 12 cows in Kikuube district

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A hippopotamus has killed 12 cows and injured 20 others in Kikuube district. The hippo has been raiding Kyehoro lower and Kyehoro upper landing sites in Nkondo parish, Kabwoya sub-county for the past two weeks, the latest being on Thursday night. The hippo emerges from …

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Uganda deports 35 Congolese fishermen

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security officials in the Albertine region have released and deported 35 Congolese fishermen who were arrested on the Lake Albert waters in Kikuube district. The Congolese fishermen were arrested on August 1, 2022 while carrying out fishing activities in the Ugandan waters near Sebigoro landing site. …

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Gov’t embarks on construction of Butiaba health center III

Buliisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has finally kicked off the construction of Butiaba health center III in Buliisa district. In 2020, water submerged the former premises of Butiaba health center III following the rising water levels in Lake Albert. The floods submerged staff quarters, maternity, male and female …

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Bunyoro MPs task gov’t over delayed resettlement of flood victims

Buliisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament from Bunyoro sub-region have tasked the government to explain the delayed resettlement of thousands of people who were affected by floods in Buliisa district. In 2020, more than 3,500 families were displaced after floods resulting from the rising water levels of Lake …

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Flood victims in Buliisa protest delayed resettlement

Buliisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 3,500 families affected by floods that resulted from the rising water levels of Lake Albert in Buliisa district are protesting their delayed resettlement by the government. The floods displaced thousands of people in Butiaba and Kigwera sub counties and Butiaba town council in …

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FLOODS: Pupils in Ntoroko to study under tents

Ntoroko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 1,000 pupils in Ntoroko district will study under tents following the rising water levels of Lake Albert, which led to the collapse of their classrooms. In 2019, floods from Lake Albert submerged school blocks and latrines at the schools. The affected schools are …

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Resumption of Wanseko-Panyimur ferry boosts business

Buliisa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The resumption of the Wanseko-Panyimur ferry operations is boosting various businesses in the Bunyoro and West Nile sub-regions. In June 2020, the ferry operations were suspended following the rising water levels of Lake Albert which submerged the docking piers. The suspension left the business community …

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Bodies of two fishermen retrieved from Lake Albert

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two bodies of fishermen who drowned in Lake Albert in Hoima district have been retrieved. The deceased fishermen are Godfrey Kandole, 30 and another one only identified as Richard 35, both fishermen attached to Kibiro landing site in Kiganja sub county. Their fishing boat reportedly …

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Fishermen hail UPDF for protection on Lake Albert

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The deployment of the Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU has helped to combat attacks on Ugandan fishermen by suspected militiamen from the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC. Since 2018, suspected DRC militiamen have been raiding Lake Albert waters in Hoima, Buliisa, Kikuube, and Kagadi districts in the …

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