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Kalangala on heightened security alert over terror threats

Kalangala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is heightened security deployment at boarding stations of public transport water vessels that operate between Masaka district and Kalangala Islands on Lake Victoria over terror threats. At least a dozen armed security officers that comprise the police and Uganda People’s Defense Force-UPDF soldiers are deployed …

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Seven arrested for erecting gabions in Lake Victoria

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Environment Management Authority-NEMA and police have stopped the ongoing construction of gabions on the shorelines of Lake Victoria at Kasenyi landing site. In a February 21, 2022 statement, NEMA says that the decision was made during the routine inspection by the Environment Police …

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DPP takes over Rajiv Ruparelia’s case file

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Director of Public Prosecutions-DPP has taken over the case against businessman Rajiv Ruparelia, who is accused of allegedly dumping soil in and on the shores of Lake Victoria. In a letter dated January 6, the DPP notified Entebbe Chief Magistrate’s Court of the move. …

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Mabirizi files environmental degradation charges against Rajiv Ruparelia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | City lawyer Male Mabirizi has filed charges against Rajiv Ruparelia, the manager of Speke Hotel before Entebbe Chief Magistrate’s court by way of private prosecution for degrading the Lake Victoria shores in Kitubulu, Katabi town council. According to the charge sheet, Mabirizi accuses Rajiv of …

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Tanzanian police seize 300 kg of cannabis in Lake Victoria

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | Xinhua | Tanzanian police on Thursday seized 300 kilograms of cannabis in Lake Victoria and arrested three suspects in connection with the drugs. Ramadhan Ng’anzi, the Mwanza regional police commander said police patrol seized the cannabis and arrested the suspects in Lake Victoria on Wednesday. “The …

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Delayed funding frustrating research on Lake Victoria

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The delayed release of funds by partner states to finance the activities of the Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization-LVFO has slowed research on East Africa’s largest shared water body. LVFO is mandated to conduct studies on the different aspects of Lake Victoria with funding from the …

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Seven dead as boat capsizes on Lake Victoria: Kenya official

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Seven bodies have been retrieved after a boat capsized on Lake Victoria, a Kenyan regional government official confirmed on Thursday. Homa Bay County Commissioner Moses Lilan said the seven bodies were retrieved from the lake after the accident on Tuesday. Four people are still missing. A …

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