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Hoima schools to be sensitised on environmental conservation and fight against malaria

Uganda has one of the highest global burden of malaria cases, with over 90% of the population at risk.

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Controversy erupts over Bugoma forest boundary opening report

Beneath the lush canopy of Bugoma, Uganda’s crown jewel of biodiversity, an environmental clash rages. A leaked report, dated November 30, 2023, which The Albertine Journal has obtained, on the forest’s contested boundaries has ignited a firestorm of conflicting claims and accusations, leaving its fate hanging precariously in the balance. The survey aimed to ascertain whether Hoima […]

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Family whose baby was injured by chimpanzee cry for help

Parents of a baby who was injured by a chimpanzee in Maramu village, Budongo Sub-County, Masindi district on Wednesday is crying for financial assistance to help them in treating the baby. The four-month-old boy was grabbed from its mother’s back by the chimpanzee in the forest where she had gone to fetch water and sustained […]

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Africa progresses in renewables generation, lags in clean energy investments-report

Despite the remarkable progress in renewable energy generation, investment in Africa’s clean energy transition is lagging in comparison to the rest of the world, according to a new report published by Zero Carbon Analytics, an international research group that analyses climate change and green energy transition. Home to about one billion people, Africa contributes less […]

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Hoima City launches tree planting drive

In a major stride towards environmental conservation, Absa Bank and Hostalite Limited have collaborated with Hoima City authorities to initiate a tree-planting campaign of 50,000 indigenous tree species. The initiative which is part of the efforts to minimise environmental degradation encompasses a diverse array of trees, including fruit varieties such as Mangoes, Jackfruits, Avocados, Guavas, […]

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Govt, TotalEnergies enter pact to conserve environment

TotalEnergies EP Uganda (TEPU) has formalised a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) to spearhead wetland and riparian vegetation conservation efforts within the Tilenga Project area. In a press release dated November 7, the multi-year collaboration signals the commencement of a partnership focused on executing diverse activities in […]

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Global Stocktake synthesis report reveals fossil fuel phaseout consensus, but draws African concerns

The recent synthesis report for the Global Stocktake suggests growing agreement on the necessity of fossil fuel phaseouts. However, African negotiators have expressed their dissatisfaction with the report’s approach to equity and differentiation, as well as its treatment of finance and technology transfer. One of the central focus areas at this year’s COP will be […]

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Climate change forcing elephants and humans to share space

On 24 May, a flutter of excitement spread through the sun-scorched city of Maroua in northern Cameroon. Earlier in the day, four elephants had become separated from their herd as they migrated from Waza National Park and ended up wandering through the town’s asphalt roads. Despite being relative neighbours in the country’s semi-arid Far North […]

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Sewage threatens Hoima city’s health, environment

Hoima is a city bustling with activity, having neatly paved roads, storeyed buildings and gentrification due to treasurer hunters attracted by speculation of opportunities presented by oil finds in the Albertine Graben. However, the city’s glitter is increasingly being dampened by the stinking environs, especially behind Wright Road, Main Streets, Kiganda and Kiryatete suburbs where […]

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How to combat and reduce citizens exposure to air pollution

Rapid urbanisation in Africa is worsening air pollution levels. There are economic as well as health consequences. Air pollution threatens human health, health systems and economic activity. It is the second leading risk factor for death across Africa, contributing to an estimated 1.1 million deaths on the continent in 2019. The continent has an urban population of over 500 […]