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UPDF releases 36 Kenyan fishermen

Busia, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) Marines have handed back over 36 Kenyan fishermen arrested in Namayingo district. The suspects were arrested from different landing sites in site in Namayingo such as Hama, Kandenge, Singla and Gorofa among others where they were found engaged …

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Uganda revitalizes water transport to boost regional trade

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has reopened the Central Corridor to transport cargoes across Lake Victoria from the Tanzanian town of Mwanza to the Ugandan capital Kampala, transport authorities said on Wednesday. “The revitalization of the Central Corridor after many years of inactivity is a clear testimony of Uganda’s …

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Teenager killed by crocodile in Namayingo

Namayingo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A body of a 13-year-old girl has been retrieved from the lake in Namayingo district where she was attacked and killed by a crocodile on Friday. It is reported that the child, Juliet Nakyaki from Bumera C village in Mutumba sub county had gone to …

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Water hyacinth threatens Lake Victoria’s ecosystem

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | Xinhua | Water hyacinth, an invasive plant species is choking Lake Victoria and threatening the lake’s ecosystem and investments, including operations of ports, an official said on Sunday. The Lake Victoria Basin Water Board communications officer, Perpetua Masaga, said the spreading of the water hyacinth in …

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Two bodies retrieved from Lake Victoria at Port Bell

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two bodies have been retrieved from Lake Victoria by Marine police and local fishermen at Port-bell, Luzira. The two people drowned on Sunday evening where they had reportedly gone for fishing. The bodies of the two victims have been identified as Isilu Daniel and Iliyatu William …

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Illegal fishing frustrates plan to restock indigenous species in L. Victoria

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents at Koome islands in Mukono district involved in restocking of indigenous fish species have decried the increasing illegal fishing activities and lack of barriers to prevent them against the predatory Nile perch. Residents operating under Hope for Nature, a Community Based Organization supported by People’s …

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MV Kalangala crew foil man’s bid to commit suicide

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The crew of MV Kalangala have this morning foiled an attempt by a 30-year old man to kill himself by drowning. Richard Tobo had made elaborate plans for his death, down to giving clear instructions where his dead body was to be delivered, in the extreme …

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Gov’t to levy tax on fish maw exports

Government has been advised to undertake analytical studies on the value of fish maw internationally with the view to increase the levy upwards Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has approved an eight per cent tax levy on fish maw exports following the passing of the Fish (Amendment) Bill, 2021. In …

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Entebbe residents outraged by dirty streets, waste

Entebbe, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  There is a public outcry on the changing face of Entebbe, to an image that is not befitting of a town that was up until recent years branded one of the cleanest towns in Uganda. Its location, as the host of Uganda’s sole international …

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