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ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALISTS IN CONGO BASIN CHALLENGED ON INVESTIGATIVE, DATA JOURNALISM TO HALT DEGRADATION

BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU ARUA: THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2023 Dr Severin Kalonga, the project lead for Forest Landscape Restoration in Africa initiative of the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) has emphasized the role of environmental journalists to help halt and reverse the negative trend of degradation and biodiversity loss in …

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MUSEVENI OUTLINES PDM OPTIONS FOR URBAN RESIDENTS, FAMILIES WITH LESS THAN FOUR ACRES LAND

BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU ARUA: THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2023 President Yoweri Museveni has outlined parish development model (PDM) options for urban residents and families with less than four acres of land during his latest wealth creation tour in West Nile. “There are other people like here in Arua town who do …

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TEREGO TO SUBSTITUTE TOBACCO WITH CHIA, 5000 METRIC TONS NEEDED FOR JUNE 2023 HARVEST

BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU TEREGO: FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2023 In terms of labour requirements, chia has a clear comparative advantage over tobacco since it takes just two-and-a-half months from planting to maturity and doesn’t require weeding. It is also said to be good for people with diabetes, hypertension and other non-communicable …

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UNBS CERTIFIES EIGHT NILE NATURAL FRUIT PRODUCTS, ARUA JUICE FACTORY TO PROPEL PDM

BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU ARUA: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 08, 2023 The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has approved eight product lines of the Nile Natural Fruit products, allowing the Arua juice factory to use the Uganda standards certification mark (Q-mark) on its labels. The Private Sector Foundation Uganda paid sh5m to …

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LIVELIHOOD PROJECTS FOR EX-POACHERS HELPING TO PRESERVE BIODIVERSITY IN QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

BY RICHARD DRASIMAKU KASESE: Tuesday, February 21, 2023 While a 14-year old pupil in primary five in 1994, Julius Tumushabe got lured into poaching by peers and turned his back on school. On his debut day, he went out into the wilderness of the sprawling Queen Elizabeth National park in …

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CLIMATIC CHANGE IN KARAMOJA (MOROTO), ITS EFFECTS ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS TO IMPROVE THE SITUATION

By Edward Akaki – Moroto, Karamoja On a humanitarian ground, everyone deserves a right to life, health and clean water and sanitation, afact that thousands in Karamoja see as a myth due to changing climatic conditions. The suffering and pain in Uganda’s north-eastern pastoralist region, is visible in massive crop …

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