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Air pollution in Africa

It presents a risk of premature death in fast-growing cities NEWS ANALYSIS | KARN VOHRA & ELOISE MARAIS | Ten more African cities have signed on to the C40 Clean Air Cities Declaration to improve air quality. C40 is an international group of mayors collaborating to make cities more environmentally …

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Uganda’s air quality index unknown: Health ministry

Air pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats to human health, alongside climate change Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | While the World Health Organization-WHO warns of catastrophic health consequences arising from the fact that more than 90% of the people across the globe are breathing in bad air, it …

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Unclear laws hinder implementation of kavera ban: Study

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda must ratify and apply international agreements on the environment to boost its efforts to eliminate plastic waste. Uganda spends Shillings 10 billion annually to clear drainages of plastic waste according to a study. This follows 15 years of attempting to ban the production, importation, …

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NEMA proposes heavy fines, jail sentence for air pollution offences

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda National Environment Authority (NEMA) is proposing heavy fines and jail terms to persons who are found guilty of polluting air and committing other related offences.    The proposal is part of Uganda’s first air quality standards and regulations that are currently being developed …

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The Nile is threatened by pollution – Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The quality of the Nile waters has generally deteriorated because of population growth and urbanization, agricultural intensification and industrial development. The new State of the Nile Basin Report 2020 released on Monday said localized high pollution is experienced mainly around urban centres. The report compiled …

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Chemicals ruining Uganda’s soil, environment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Uganda are wrongly applying inorganic fertilizers which has led to pollution and reduction in crop productivity. According to Imelda Kanzomba principal agriculture officer in the Agriculture Ministry, farmers are depleting about 1.2 percent of the soil nutrients annually due to wrong use of …

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Kampala air quality worsening

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The air quality in Kampala is worsening following the partial lifting of the lockdown. Kampala had a high concentration of tinny air particles small enough to invade even the smallest airways and the air quality was six times lower than World Health Organization acceptable …

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