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16:49
16:49

200 More Homesteads Submerged in Buliisa water levels 1 3

William Bamuturaki, one of the affected fishermen at Tugombilli landing site says the situation is unbearable for them since they have nowhere to go and lack food.
07:49
07:49

Security Cautioned Against Aiding Illegal Activities on Lake Albert Congolese Nationals 5 1

The Ugandan border with the Democratic Republic of Congo was closed in March, as part of a lockdown occasioned by the outbreak of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Subsequently, the government heavily deployed teams comprising Uganda Peoples Defense Forces-UPDF and Uganda Police Force to guard the closed Border along the shores of Lake Albert.
14:47
14:47

UPDF Fisheries Protection Unit to be Deployed on Lake Albert Police deployment 1 1

More than 200 landing sites in the districts of Hoima, Buliisa and Kikuube were listed for closure by the government, for allegedly facilitating the illegal movement of people to and from the Democratic Republic of Congo at the height of a lockdown occasioned by an outbreak of Coronavirus Disease.
15:27
15:27

Over 500 Homesteads Submerged by Water in Buliisa District Floods 6 3

The most affected people are from the landing sites of Kawaibanda, Butiaba, Boma, Kigangaizi, Tugombili, Walukuba, Bugoigo, Kamagongoro, Kigungu, Serule, Piida, Waisoki, Triangle and Magali, where the majority of the affected people are sleeping in the cold, under trees, in the nearby churches and schools.
13:04
13:04

Evicted Fishermen Advised to Embrace Farming Government 1 1

More than 200 landing sites in the districts of Hoima, Buliisa and Kikuube were listed for closure by the government, for allegedly facilitating the illegal movement of people to and from the Democratic Republic of Congo at the height of a lockdown occasioned by an outbreak of Coronavirus Disease. The first phase of the process saw at least 61 landing sites closed in May.
16:08
16:08

Eight Bodies Retrieved from Lake Albert boat accident 3 1

Patrick Okello, a resident of Mbegu landing site in Hoima district, says they received information from DR Congo indicating that 8 bodies of the boat accident victims were recovered from the lake on Monday evening by Congolese fishermen.
13:30
13:30

16 Feared Dead in Lake Albert Water Accident DR Congo 1 2

The occupants of the boat allegedly sneaked out of the country and crossed to Mukambu in the Democratic Republic of Congo for the burial of their relative, who died on Saturday. The boat capsized during their return journey.
18:09
18:09

Marine Police Suspends Search for L. Albert Boat Accident Victims Lake Albert 1 1

The accident occurred when a boat carrying 18 passengers capsized near Ususa Landing Site in Kabwoya sub-county, Kikuube district. The boat was sailing to Sebigoro Landing Site.
11:31
11:31

Minister Nabbanja Wants Fishing Activities Halted on Lake Albert 1 1

Authorities in Kikuube and Hoima districts had already announced a suspension of fishing activities, in line with the nationwide lockdown announced by President Yoweri Museveni, as a measure to control person to person interactions and close possible loopholes in the management of the disease.
07:46
07:46

Uganda Hands Over Bodies of Suspected Congolese Militiamen Lake Albert 2 1

The two; Opio Ozelle and Singa Kowe were killed in a fire exchange with Uganda Peoples Defense Forces -UPDF soldiers on April 9, 2020, after they were found robbing Ugandan fishermen. Five others were also arrested by the UPDF while on the lake.
12:42
12:42

Marine Police Impounds 11 Boats on Lake Albert fishing boats 1 1

Robert Ngabirano, the Head of Marine police in Hoima and Kikuube districts says that some fishermen have become unruly and openly defied the presidential directives on the control of COVID-19. He says that the impounded boats will only be returned to the owners after the lockdown has been lifted.
18:13
18:13

Three Bodies Retrieved from Lake Albert boat accident 1 2

The bodies were of 56-year-old Piwegi Abyola, 27-year-old Ajaru Owonda and one only identified as Juma all residents of Ususa landing site in Kyangwali sub-county Kikuube district.
16:09
16:09

Lake Albert Boat Accident Kills Eight People 1

The boat was sailing from Kyenyanja landing site in Kabwoya sub-county to Kyakapere landing site in Kyangwali sub-county. Onboard were some of the people forcefully evicted by Uganda peoples Defence forces-UPDF soldiers from Kyenyanja landing site which is said to be one of the illegal landing sites in the area.
12:15
12:15

Evicted Lake Albert Fishermen Stranded eviction 3 3

The fishermen and their families were evicted on Thursday from Songagagi and Nana landing sites in Kigorobya and Buseraku sub counties respectively in Hoima district.
13:11
13:11

Hoima Police Releases 60 Fishermen Lake Albert 1 2

The fishermen were on Sunday night found fishing on Lake Albert waters in Hoima and Kikuube districts in violation of the COVID-19 curfew.
12:08
12:08

Bunyoro Leaders Fault Gov't Over Planned Closure of Illegal Landing Sites Lake Albert 5 1

Pius Wakabi, the Bugahya county Member of parliament, says it is totally wrong for government to come up with a decision of closing the illegal landing sites during the lock down.
12:50
12:50

Two Fishermen Drown in Lake Albert boat accident 1

The deceased have only been identified as Owonda 50 and Dickon 42 both fishermen attached to Nana landing site in Tonya parish Buseruka sub county Hoima district.
14:11
14:11

Over 1000 Starving Fishermen Vacate Lake Albert security 5 1 Top story

In March this year, Hoima and Kikuube District Security Committees suspended fishing activities and boat operations on Lake Albert to prevent the spread of Corona virus.
11:20
11:20

Rising Water Levels Cause Flooding in areas Near Lake Albert community 2 3

The most affected areas are, Rwangara, Katanga, kacyankumo and Kanyansi and Kanara Ward. The residents say that the overflow of water is having a negative economic effect on people who depend on the lake for fishing.
15:04
15:04

Buliisa Man Killed By Crocodile Lake Albert 1

Majid Ajaru, an eye witness and relative to the deceased told Uganda Radio Network on Thursday morning that no sooner had the deceased dived in the lake than the crocodile emerged from the Lake and grabbed him.
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