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Locust Invasion Sparks Uncertainties in Northern Uganda

22 Jan 2020 · The UN agency added that the locusts now wandering into Turkana County, pose threats of a likely spill over into Karamoja sub-region in North-Eastern Uganda, which also shares a common boundary with Acholi, Lango and Teso sub-regions. It’s for this reason that many residents in northern Uganda are living in uncertainty.

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Locust Invasion Sparks Uncertainties in Northern Uganda desert locusts 1 3

The UN agency added that the locusts now wandering into Turkana County, pose threats of a likely spill over into Karamoja sub-region in North-Eastern Uganda, which also shares a common boundary with Acholi, Lango and Teso sub-regions. It’s for this reason that many residents in northern Uganda are living in uncertainty.
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Red Cross Introduces Cash Payment to Disaster Victims 2 3 Top story

However, Joram Musinguzi, the Cash Transfer Project Programs Officer, says they have moved in with the E-cash program to complement the existing disaster response mechanisms. He explains their assessment shows that Cash Based interventions are feasible and that Mbale was selected for a pilot study.
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Uganda, South Sudan Face High Risk of Desert Locust Invasion – FAO desert locusts 1 Top story

The UN agency stressed that the regions unusual climate conditions have favoured rapid reproduction of the locust swarms and cautioned that if left unchecked, the numbers of crop-devouring insects could grow 500 fold by June 2020.
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Kaka, Kamukama Accused of Encroaching on Lutoboka Forest Reserve 2 2

Well as Victoria Forest Resort was awarded a permit by the National Forestry Authority to engage in eco-tourism development, the resort owners illegally cut down trees from the forest to construct cottages. Kaka on the other hand has no permit to use any demarcated part of the forest reserve. Other people using the forest for eco-tourism include Ssese Islands Tour Guides Association.
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ULC Completes Verification Visit of Land Purchased for Oil Palm Growing Buvuma District 2 1

ULC together with representatives from Bidco and NOP visited the land in Bugabo, Buwangwe, Majjo and Bubanzi.
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Hailstorm Devastates Villages in Kitagwenda District Robert Mugabe 1 3

Robert Mugabe, the chairperson Kitagwenda district, who rushed to the area ordered the parish chiefs and extension workers to write reports that will be sent to the ministry of disaster and preparedness for assistance.
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Climate Crisis Affecting Quality of Life and Fueling Discontent - Report

According to the report, Africa has continued to suffer from near-stagnation. In a third of developing countries dependent on commodities, average real incomes are lower today than they were in 2014 and, in several sub-Saharan African countries, the number of people living in extreme poverty has risen.