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5 people killed by flash floods, landslides in Tanzania

MOROGORO, TANZANIA | Xinhua | At least five people have been killed by flash floods and landslides caused by ongoing torrential rains in the Morogoro and Kilimanjaro regions in eastern and northern Tanzania, officials said on Wednesday. Three people killed by flash floods on Tuesday in the Morogoro region were …

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Bududa district turns to bamboo growing to tame landslides

Bududa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bududa district Authorities are encouraging locals to plant bamboo trees as a way of averting natural calamities in the area that has been hit by landslides over the years. Over 2000 bamboo trees have so far been planted across the sub-counties that are more prone …

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Transport paralyzed as Kabale-Kisoro road caves in

Rubanda, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Transport along the Kabale-Kisoro and Hamurwa-Kanungu roads has come to a standstill due to the caving-in of the roads connecting the districts on Thursday. The Kabale-Kisoro road caved in at Bwaara village in Hamurwa town council, Rubanda district, while the Hamurwa-Kanungu road caved in …

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Landslide victims on Bulambuli resettlement land protest eviction notice

Bulambuli, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 150 families displaced by landslides from Bulambuli and Sironko districts are up in arms against a directive by Bulambuli Resident District Commissioner Stanley Bayole, ordering them to vacate the government resettlement land in one week. The families in Kata and Mabale village, Bunambutye …

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Landslides displace families in Mbale

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Twelve families in Busano and Bungoko sub-counties in Mbale district are homeless following landslides that destroyed their homes, crops, and animals. Jonathan Wandeka Wambwa, the LC 3 Chairperson of Busano sub-county says that the landslide occurred on Saturday afternoon following heavy rains that pounded the …

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Bududa residents live in fear of fresh landslides

Bududa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | People in landslide prone areas of Bududa district are living in fear of fresh landslides. The scared residents are in the sub counties of Bukalasi, Bundesi, Bubiita, Mabono, Bufuma, Bushiyi and Busiriwa. Other worried residents are in Bushika, Nalwanza, Bukibokolo, Bumayoka, Bumwalukani and Nakatsi sub …

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Disasters caused UGX 563.2Bn loss in 2020

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Hilary Onek has said that last year disasters caused a loss of 563.23 Billion Shillings. Onek was on Thursday presenting the status of disasters in the country to Members of Parliament. Uganda has been affected by torrential …

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Landslide kills eight people in Buhweju district

Buhweju, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  At least eight people have been confirmed dead in Landslides that devastated Karungu sub-county in Buhweju district.  The landslides followed a heavy downpour on Thursday. The eight have been identified as, Kyogabirwe Jovita, 30, and her three children Timothy Tayebwa 12, Annah Nkarekaho, 6, and …

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Government relocates Kasese flood victims

Kasese, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Kasese District local government working with the Office of the prime minster (OPM) has temporarily resettled more than 1500 persons who were displaced by the floods and landslides to Muhokya Sub county. In May up to 1,500 people were displaced when major rivers including Nyamwamba …

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Landslides wreak havoc in Bududa district

Bududa, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Landslides have destroyed crop gardens and affected over 20 homesteads in Bududa district. The affected areas include the villages of Biwawa and Nashanane in Busiriwa sub-county, Bududa district.     According to area residents, the landslides, which occurred on Saturday afternoon were caused by the heavy …

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