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Kenya budgets to fight locusts, floods and virus

By LUKE ANAMI This year has so far seen the region devastated by the triple menace of the coronavirus, floods and locusts. Kenya’s budgetary allocations for the 2020/21 financial year have included...

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Somalia

Somali Beledweyne city cut off by flooding

By ABDULKADIR KHALIF Six months ago, Beledweyne, a town in central Somalia, was battered by heavy rainstorms. The flooding destroyed houses, crops and roads, and displaced thousands of families. Now,...

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Kenya

Fighting locusts in the heat of Covid-19 pandemic

In Summary The pests, which move by mind-boggling formations aided by pheromones to communicate, are most active between 11am and 6pm. Besides spray aircraft, motorised sprayers and hand-held ones...

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Uganda

More displacements in Uganda as Lake Victoria swells

In Summary Water has moved more than 13.12 metres ashore, the second highest on record since it rose to 13.46 metres in 1964. Over 7,000 people have been displaced since February when water inundated...

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Uganda + 1 more

Refugees in Uganda transform their lives beyond livestock

In Summary Over 20 groups in Kiryandongo refugee settlement in Uganda are transforming their lives beyond mere livestock herding Refugees are given a small piece of land to build temporary houses and...

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Uganda + 1 more

Desert locusts spread to northern Uganda

Residents of Otuke in northern Uganda have been left in panic after desert locusts, which have been causing havoc in the neighbouring Karamoja region, spread to the district. Two swarms of locusts...

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Rwanda

12 die in Christmas night floods in Rwanda

By JOHNSON KANAMUGIRE At least 12 people have died and others displaced following a downpour on Christmas night in Rwanda, the government has confirmed. Olivier Kayumba, the Permanent Secretary in...

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Uganda + 1 more

Refugees, host community fight in Uganda

In Summary Clashes between South Sudan refugees and the host community leaves one person dead. Fighting erupted in Nyumanzi refugee settlement after a mysterious death of a national the night before,...

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Burundi

26 killed as landslides hit northwestern Burundi

By MOSES HAVYARIMANA At least 26 people have been confirmed dead and seven others injured in a landslide in Burundi’s Cibitoke province, northwest of the country. “There was a landslide on December...

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DR Congo

Floods kill at least 39 in DR Congo's capital Kinshasa

Kinshasa, At least 39 people died in flooding on Tuesday in Kinshasa, the capital of Democratic Republic of Congo, following torrential rains overnight that caused landslides near the University of...

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Kenya

Death toll in Kenya landslides rises to 52

In Summary Governor John Lonyangapuo says 22,000 homesteads and between 80,000-120,000 people have been displaced or affected by the landslides. By OSCAR KAIKAI The death toll from West Pokot...

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Uganda

Uganda back to basics in malnutrition war

In Summary The country is involving three ministries to implement strategies geared at improving food and nutrition among the population. The strategy is in line with the World Health Organization...

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Zimbabwe + 6 more

SADC members face food shortage

In Summary Some 2.5 million Zimbabweans are facing starvation, and five million, a third of the population, are in dire need of food aid. A report of food and nutrition in Southern Africa, which was...

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Rwanda offers migrants stuck in Libya, Niger a safe haven

By IVAN R. MUGISHA By ALLAN OLINGO Rwanda will soon start receiving hundreds of African immigrants who are stranded in detention centres North Africa, as part of concerted emergency efforts by...

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