Tag Archives: Uganda

Anthrax kills 83 hippos in national park

Anthrax has killed at least 83 hippopotamuses in a popular Ugandan game park that saw a similar outbreak six years ago, an official said. Tom Okello, area conservation manager at Queen Elizabeth National Park in south-west Uganda, says 83 hippos

Banana diseases threaten African crop

Two banana diseases spreading in Africa could hurt food supply for 30 million people on the continent who largely rely on the crop, an international agricultural research body said on Wednesday. The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) said

Extreme weather starving Uganda’s pastoralists

The semi-arid region has typically experienced drought since the 1960s, every five to 10 years. But since 2000, the phenomenon has become more frequent and more disastrous. Karamoja, which has no irrigation system, has suffered extreme drought for two years