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AFIEGO calls for charges against its staff dropped

Dickens Kamugisha

The six Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO) staff that were arrested and detained on Friday October 22, 2021 reported to police on Friday, October 29 in fulfillment of their police bond requirements. The staff were joined by diplomats from the European Union and U.S. embassies. Dickens Kamugisha, AFIEGO’s CEO The six staff, who spent over 72 hours in detention contrary ...

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350Africa demands release of arrested environmental activists in Uganda

Landry Ninteretse has condemned the arrest of six climate activists from the Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO) and called for their immediate and unconditional release, Landry Ninteretse, Regional Director The group stated that the arrest was made under “unclear circumstances”, and that  a nursing mother and an ailing lady were among those arrested. “350 condemns the move to arrest ...

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Six environmental campaigners arrested in Uganda

East Africa crude oil pipeline

The Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO) has said that six members of its staff were arrested on Friday, October 22, 2021. The staff are currently detained at Kiira Police Station in Uganda. AFIEGO has been vocal in advocating for the rights of communities affected by the controversial East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) The arrested staff include: Mr. Dickens ...

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Africa Climate Week 2021 builds regional momentum ahead of COP26

Sam Cheptoris

The Africa Climate Week 2021 (ACW 2021) Virtual Thematic Sessions are underway with calls to action from leading voices from across the region. ACW 2021 is being held through September 29 and is hosted by the Government of Uganda, with support from UN and other multilateral agencies. Mr. Sam Cheptoris, Minister of Water and Environment of Uganda A wide array ...

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Group wants Uganda NEMA held culpable for dead elephant in Bugoma forest

Bugoma Forest

Current and former National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) officials whose actions have caused biodiversity and social crises in Uganda due to the destruction of Bugoma forest must be investigated by parliament, the Save Bugoma Forest Campaign (SBFC) has said. Bugoma Forest If found culpable, these officials must be penalised, the group declared in a statement made available to EnviroNews on ...

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How Greenpeace, Western Anti Africa Energy Groups take wrong approach to EACOP

Greenpeace EACOP

If someone were to put me on the spot and ask me to name an environmentalist group, I’d probably blurt out the first thing that comes to mind, Greenpeace. There are obvious reasons for this: Greenpeace has been around for more than 50 years, and it has done a masterful job of bringing environmental concerns to the world’s attention and ...

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Ugandan company to produce carpets, hair extensions with banana waste

Banana Plantation Waste

TexFad Managing Director and founder, Kimani Muturi, on Friday, April 16, 2021 said the company is using natural banana fibre to produce environmentally friendly items such as carpets and biodegradable hair extensions. Banana plantation waste Muturi said TexFad is experimenting with various uses of banana fibres, producing carpets and market-testing hair extension products. According to him, Ugandans have always eaten ...

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Six lions killed in western Uganda in suspected poisoning


Six lions were found dead in Queen Elizabeth National Park in western Uganda, a national conservation agency said on Saturday, March 20, 2021. Lions Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) said the lions are likely to have died of poisoning. “The carcasses of the lions were found last evening at Ishasha sector with most of their body parts missing,’’ UWA said in ...

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Uganda to accelerate use of renewable energy

Yoweri Museveni

Chinese and Ugandan engineers are putting the final touches on the Karuma Hydropower Plant, Uganda’s flagship project that promotes clean energy and limits its carbon footprint on the Nile River. President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda Kenneth Kiyingi, a civil engineer at the 600MW power plant in the northern Uganda, told Xinhua in a recent interview that the facility epitomised a ...

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Sugar plantation threatens habitat of chimpanzees in Uganda reserve


The habitat of 500 chimpanzees in Uganda’s Bugoma Forest Reserve is said to be in danger. Conservationists and local residents are fighting to stop a company that has begun clearing trees in the protected area for a sugar plantation. A not-for-profit group, Rainforest Rescue, has taken up a campaign to sensitise the people, while urging President Yoweri Museveni to keep ...

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