Articles tagged "uganda"

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18 killed and over 100 injured as severe hailstorm hits Uganda

At least 18 people have been killed and over 100 injured as severe hailstorm hit Uganda's Buyende and Kamuli districts late April 22, 2019. The storm hit several villages, including Nakabembe, Kabugidho, Nfumagani, Kidera and Itamya, destroying homes and crops....

April 24, 2019

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At least 43 dead after massive landslide hits Bududa district, eastern Uganda

At least 43 people have been killed and 21 others injured Thursday, October 11, 2018, after what officials described as 'massive landslide' hit eastern Uganda's Bududa district. The event reportedly affected 4 villages. This mountainous region is...

October 12, 2018

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800 farmers suffer extensive crop loss after hailstorm wreaks havoc across 6 villages, Uganda

More than 800 farmers in Ugandan Buwunga Sub-county suffered extensive crop loss after severe storm accompanied by strong winds and huge amounts of hail swept over six villages on September 15, 2018. According to Daily Monitor, residents said the storm began at...

September 18, 2018

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Over 300 homes destroyed after big cracks appear in Uganda

Over 300 homes have been destroyed after several big cracks opened in Uganda's Namisinfwa district over the past couple of days. According to NTV Uganda, the cracks developed in Bupoto Sub County and Namisindwa town following heavy rain in the region. They go...

May 24, 2018

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At least 12 dead, 10 missing after landslide hits Rubanda, Uganda

At least 12 people have died and another 10 are missing after a landslide caused by heavy rains hit the western Ugandan district of Rubanda on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. A police spokesman said early Wednesday that 12 people are confirmed dead. He told Xinhua that...

September 27, 2017

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Unidentified fatal disease broke out in West Nile region, Uganda

An unidentified fatal disease broke out last week in West Nile subregion, Obongi County, Uganda. According to local press, as of April 28, 2014, the disease already claimed 4 lives and sent at least 64 to hospitals. New patients are soaring

April 29, 2014

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Outbreak of Ebola virus in Uganda - quarantine near impossible

The Ugandan Government has created an emergency task force to deal with an outbreak of the Ebola virus. Dozens of terrified patients have fled hospitals afraid of contracting the disease, making quarantine near-impossible.The onset of the virus outbreak – the third

July 31, 2012

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Mount Elgon landslides - Series of deadly landslides leave hundreds missing in Uganda

Mount Elgon, Uganda - After heavy rain for a number of days on Monday, June 25, 2012 a series of devastating landslides buried entire villages in parts of the mountainous Bugisu sub-region of eastern Uganda. Eighteen people have been confirmed dead and more than 450

June 26, 2012

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Harsh climate change blaimed for heavy flash floods in Uganda

As the world is set to mark World Environment Day on June 5, farmers in the remote village of Doho in the eastern Ugandan district of Butaleja are paying a heavy price as a result of harsh climate change effects.Flash floods have left many families homeless, gardens

June 01, 2012

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Lightning killing people in Uganda

A LIGHTNING strike at a primary school in western Uganda has killed 18 students and injured 50. Lightning hit Runyanya primary school in Kiryandongo district, about 225km northwest of Kampala, killing 15 girls and three boys yesterday, police spokeswoman Judith

June 29, 2011

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Antimalarial trees in East Africa threatened with extinction

Researchers  find  that plants in East Africa with promising antimalarial qualities - ones that have treated malaria symptoms in the region's communities for hundreds of years - are at risk of extinction. Scientists fear that these natural remedial qualities, and

April 27, 2011