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28 May 2021
Colombia

Colombia is the second most biodiverse country in the world and around half of its land territory is forest-covered. Deforestation is one of the biggest worldwide threats not only for biodiversity but also for climate.

A mechanic repairs a motorcycle in one of the garages on Obote Way in Jinja City on Monday. PHOTO/TAUSI NAKATO
26 May 2021
Uganda

The Uganda Railways Corporation (URC) has given about  3,000 mechanics in Jinja City a six-month ultimatum to  vacate land on which they are operating to pave way for revamping of the railway.

Tanzania’s ‘forgotten’ cyclones and concerns for the future
25 May 2021
Tanzania

A cyclone, known as Jobo, made landfall near Dar es Salaam in late April. By this point it had weakened to a tropical depression and impacts were, thankfully, minimal.

Sanyu Phiona
24 May 2021
Uganda

In Uganda, more women (88 per cent) than men (78 per cent) are primarily engaged in agriculture [UBOS 2020]. Yet, women working in agriculture face more challenges than their male counterparts. 

Makeshift structures erected by people who were hit by floods in Buliisa District last year. Landlords have asked them to vacate the area. PHOTO/ANDREW MUGATI
24 May 2021
Uganda

More than 400 people, mostly from the Alur tribe, who were affected by floods last year at Kalolo Landing Site in Buliisa District, have been asked to vacate land on which they had put temporary shelters.
The stranded locals had pitched camp at Kisiimo Cell in Buliisa Town Council. 

Gomba RDC Steven Asiimwe (standing third left) addresses stakeholders about the giveaway of forest reserves on Tuesday. PHOTO | BRIAN ADAMS KESIIME.
21 May 2021
Uganda

Livestock farmers in Gomba District have asked Parliament to swiftly intervene and block attempts by National Forestry Authority (NFA) to parcel out the remaining part of two central forest reserves of Kalombe and Nsowe to private investors.
NFA is mandated to manage all central forest reserves in the country.

Lands Cabinet Secretary Farida Karoney. Image: FILE
19 May 2021
Kenya

Lands Cabinet Secretary, Farida Karoney, has assured Kenyans that the National Land Information Management System cannot be interfered with.

Speaking on Wednesday, the CS while responding to questions from Kenyans said measures have been put in place by experts to ensure Ardhi Sasa is safe and secure.

Kisumu Waives Land Penalty Rates Due To Covid-19 Pandemic
19 May 2021
Kenya

Landowners in Kisumu County are breathing a sigh of relief following Governor Anyang’ Nyong’os move, to offer them a 100 per cent waiver, on all outstanding interest and penalties on land rates.

People load iron sheets and poles onto a truck after houses were destroyed at the Naguru-Nakawa housing estate land in December 2020. PHOTO/ RACHEL MABALA
17 May 2021
Uganda

The government has reclaimed the Naguru-Nakawa land after 10 years.
The land had been given to Opec Prime Properties, an investor, to construct a satellite city.
Dr Chris Baryomunsi, the State minister for Housing and Urban Development, said the land has been earmarked for the construction of a specialised medical centre.

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