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Luwero residents resort to community services as rains cut off roads

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Luwero District have turned to community service to repair roads after heavy rains worsened their condition. The district has a road network of over 1,360 kilometers, with 628 kilometers maintained by the district, 164.51 kilometers by urban councils, and 567.3 kilometers by sub-counties. …

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Hundreds stranded as Kasese Bridge washed away again

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of people in Kyanzuki ward, Bulembia division, Kasese, are stranded after the collapse of the Kyanzuki bridge. The temporary bridge was swept away by the flooded River Nyamwamba, cutting off the township from the rest of Kasese Municipality. The original well-structured bridge collapsed …

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Bumper grain harvests: African countries defy global food slump

Favourable rains and government subsidies helped African countries remain food sufficient despite global shortages, according to the FAO Niamey, Niger  | BIRD AGENCY  | As ravaging drought, low rainfall and war in Europe resulted in a global slump in cereal production in 2022, some African countries went against the grain, …

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Ugandans warned of abrupt rains in January 

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s weather body warned Ugandans to continue to expect abrupt rain in the traditionally dry January-February period because of climate shifts. Motorists have particularly been urged to exercise caution while on the road because the weather changes come with fog and hazy conditions that affect …

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Hailstorms leave trail of destruction in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An overnight downpour accompanied by hailstorms left a trail of destruction in Awach town council, Gulu district. The rain that was accompanied by strong winds started at around 10:00pm on Sunday night and went into Monday morning. It swept through Awach town council and Paduny …

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