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Stray hippos kill cows, destroy crop gardens in Busia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Stray hippos from Lake Victoria have killed 7 cows, 5 goats and destroyed over 24 crop gardens in Busime sub-county in Busia district. The hippos rampaged in Busime and Lukaba villages which are on the Lake Victoria shores. According to residents, the hippos come …

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Marine police mount search for boat accident victims

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A combined team of marine police from Kenya and Uganda have joined forces to search for Ugandan traders believed to have drowned in Lake Victoria on Friday night. According to preliminary information, the 13 Ugandan traders were sailing on a boat with an unspecified number …

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Rising Lake Victoria waters intrigue Museveni

🔸 Lake Victoria RECORDS 📌12/05/1964 ⬆ 13.41m 📌19/05/2020 ⬆ 13.49m Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has described Uganda as the best country in the world, narrating the marvel that Lake Victoria is, in his latest missive. “Uganda is the best country in the World. I always marvel at some …

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Buvuma residents struggle to resettle after landslides

Buvuma, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  Residents affected by fresh landslides in Bukiyindi village in Buvuma district are struggling to find new land for settlement. About 28 residents now have lost houses and gardens from the evolving land movements that started in May this year.    The slides that started after heavy rains …

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UNOC ships in 6 million litres of fuel via Lake Victoria

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) has started a process that will see it move all its fuel imports from Kenya by water through Lake Victoria up to the Jinja pier. Peter Muliisa, the head of legal and corporate affairs at UNOC said the company …

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Nile perch stocks in lake Victoria increase by 31 percent

Soroti, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Nile Perch stocks in Lake Victoria have increased by 31 percent, according to Dr. Edward Rukunya, the Director Fisheries Resources in the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries- MAAIF. This comes after close to three years since Uganda People’s Defense Force- UPDF commenced operations …

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Engineers call for advanced lake monitoring to control floods

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Environmental engineers from Makerere University have called for investment in advanced lake monitoring systems to control floods. A section of lecturers from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Makerere University led by senior lecturer Dr Robinah Kulabako made the recommendation before the Natural …

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NEMA conducts reassessment of Namiiro swamp boundaries

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The National Environment Management Authority- NEMA has conducted a re-assessment exercise on the boundaries of Namiiro swamp in Kiwafu village, Entebbe Municipality.  Namiiro wetland, located along the shores of Lake Victoria, covers 1,000 hectares stretching from Kiwafu, Kiwafu West and Lugogo-Nakiwogo villages in Entebbe Municipality …

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Pollution of breeding sites worries fishermen in Jinja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fishermen along the landing sites of Rock and Nyanza in Jinja district are worried about the increasing water pollution which is destroying fish breeding sites in the area. They argue that the uncontrolled levels of pollution have deterred several fish species from multiplying because …

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