Mount Elgon

By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 10th, 2012
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Human Wrongs Watch A landmark study of Kenya’s high-elevation forests shows that the economic cost of deforestation in the East African country exceeds national gains from forestry and logging by more than four-to-one, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) reported. *Photo: IRIN/Angela Dewa...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jun 25th, 2012
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Scores of people are feared dead after a landslide struck villages in a mountainous region of eastern Uganda, officials say. The Ugandan Red Cross told the BBC that the landslide had buried at least 15 homes in Bududa district. Villages affected are near Mount Elgon, a major tourist attraction, which...
By benim
In East Africa
Aug 30th, 2011
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Nathan Gimei stares in shock at what used to be his village, a small Ugandan settlement ripped apart by a mudslide that submerged homes and killed entire families. “There were fifteen houses here, two shops, banana trees and coffee plants; now all that is gone,” he said, pointing to the c...