Unidentified fatal disease broke out in West Nile region, Uganda

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

Outbreak of Ebola virus in Uganda – quarantine near impossible

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

Harsh climate change blaimed for heavy flash floods in Uganda

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

Lightning strike claims 18 lives, injures 50 people in Uganda

Lightning strike claims 18 lives, injures 50 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 225 km northwest of Kampala, killing 15 girls and three boys yesterday, police spokeswoman Judith…

Antimalarial trees in East Africa threatened with extinction

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