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AS FLOOD WATER LINGERS, OBONGI RESIDENTS BEGIN NEW LIFE

BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU OBONGI: Nov 17, 2021 From the far flung horizon, the setting sun illuminates the skyline, its rays dappling the banks of River Nile where parts of Obongi town once blossomed. But beneath the spectacle lie the ruins of destruction – of shops, rentals, residential apartments and grass …

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UGANDA COMMITS TO DEVELOP CLIMATE-SMART HEALTH CARE AT COP26 UN CLIMATE CONFERENCE

BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU ARUA: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2021 Uganda has committed to develop climate-smart health care, joining a total of 47 countries that have done the same at the COP26 United Nations climate conference at Glasgow, Scotland. Among the countries that have committed to develop climate-resilient and low carbon health …

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WHO Recommends 10-Point Climate Action To Assure Sustained Recovery From COVID-19

BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU ARUA: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2021 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has outlined a ten-point climate action recommendation aimed at achieving sustainable recovery from Covid-19 pandemic. The WHO COP26 Special Report on Climate Change and Health, launched today, in the lead-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) …

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Mounting Food Concern In Terego District As Storm Devastates Crops, Buildings

RICHARD DRASIMAKU TEREGO: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 09, 2021 There is a mounting appeal for food and material support from residents in Terego district ravaged by violent storms since Friday. Uriama and Bileafe sub-counties are hardest hit since heavy downpour accompanied by hailstorms and strong winds have been pummeling the area. Shredded …

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Dryland Restoration: Africa’s Youth Unemployment Solution in Plain Sight

BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU ARUA: Thursday, June 3, 2021 “When you start restoration, you create jobs and eradicate unemployment. But only if the youths are awake and working.” Those were the words of Helina Teklu, Ethiopia’s youth champion, co-founder of climate change Africa and seed balls project in Ethiopia. She was …

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FAO Launches $914.5m Dryland Sustainable Landscape Impact Programme

BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU ARUA: June 2, 2021 The USD$ 914.5 million multifocal and integrated programme will support eleven counties in Africa and Asia in restoration and achieve land degradation neutrality, Mariahelena Semedo, an official from the Food and Agriculture Organisation said. Two East African countries- Kenya and Tanzania- are set …

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50 African Journalists To Cover The Global Landscape Forum

BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU ARUA: Friday, May 28, 2021 At least 50 African environment journalists have been assembled to cover the forthcoming Global Landscape Forum for Africa, an online event scheduled to take place from June 2-3, 2021. The Climate Tracker, a non-profit organization specialized in training and supporting journalism to …

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