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Eskom starts spilling after Lake Victoria water level rises

đź“ŚStarted spilling at 1000 Cubic Meters/Sec đź“ŚIncreased to 1,200 and 1,300 CM/Sec đź“Ś21/03/2020 ⬆ 1,350 CM/Sec đź“Ś22/03/2020 ⬆ 1,400 CM/Sec đź“Ś23/03/2020 ⬆ 1,450 CM/Sec đź“Ś24/03/2020 ⬆ 1,500 CM/Sec Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electricity generators Eskom this week started taking measures to reduce the rising Lake Victoria levels following …

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Museveni calls for urgent meeting on River Nile

Museveni calls for equitable use of River Nile Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has said all the countries that share the Nile, the world’s longest river should use her waters for the benefit of all, not at the detriment of others. Museveni was on Friday speaking …

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Traditionalists defy kingdom, construct shrine on River Nile banks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Traditionalists in Busoga sub-region have started constructing a permanent shrine on the banks of River Nile in Budondo sub county in Jinja district in disregard of a directive from the Kingdom. The traditionalists say that the shrine will provide shelter to Hassan Kirunda, the new …

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Blocked waterway caused Pakwach floods

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Truck drivers and members of the business community have blamed floods that devastated Pakwach yesterday, on a blocked waterway on the road connecting Pakwach to Paraa.   A part of River Nile in Nwoya district burst its banks on Tuesday causing floods that paralyzed business and …

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Ruto launches new Nile river monitoring system

Kenyan Deputy President Ruto announces 2nd Nile Basin Heads of State Summit, launches Regional HydroMet Project Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT |  Kenyan Deputy President William Samoei Ruto recently launched a $5.5 million Nile Basin Regional HydroMet Project which will enable member states of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) to …

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Nile Basin countries celebrate 20 years of cooperation

  Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ten African countries have celebrated 20 years of cooperation that has seen $6.5 billion in investments  and over 30,000 trained to manage Nile Basin water resources. Representatives of the ten Nile Basin States that form the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) gathered in Kigali, Rwanda, …

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Ethiopia takes over leadership of Nile Basin Initiative

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ethiopia has assumed leadership of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), taking over from Uganda. Ethiopia will chair both the Nile Council of Ministers and the Nile Technical Advisory Committee of the NBI for the next one year. The new chairman of the Nile Council of …

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