Mount Elgon


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Elgon, Mount

(ĕl`gŏn), extinct volcano, central Africa, on the Kenya-Uganda border. Its highest peak is Wagagai (14,178 ft/4,321 m). The inhabitants of Mt. Elgon's densely populated lower slopes cultivate arabica coffee, tea, bananas, and millet.
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Kenyans from Moyale to Namanga, Mount Elgon to Liboi, should reawaken and raise.
Places associated with the Kuliak, whether Nyangea, Ik or Sor, are identifiable by their Nilotic names: the Tepes Hills in Ethiopia, the Dopes River running south along the length of Karamoja, Endebess in Kenya, and caves on Mount Elgon, where Weatherby does record Sor fleeing famine in the 1830s (p.
The coffee is sourced from two Fairtrade co-operatives - one on the slopes of Mount Elgon, the highest mountain in Uganda, and the other in a mountainous region in Congo.
As many as 400,000 people live in the area surrounding Mount Elgon, a region the Ugandan government is at risk of more landlsides following forecasts of further downpours.
An extinct volcano straddling the Uganda-Kenya border, Mount Elgon is riddled with caves such as this one.
As reported earlier in the Gazette, four dads and two lads went the extra mile to help orphaned children in Kenya by helping to build the foundations of a school in Mount Elgon.
The landslide engulfed a village in the eastern Bududa district near Mount Elgon after seven hours of heavy rain.
In Kenya, human cases of MARV infection were reported in 1980 and 1987; these occurred after visits to the Kitum Cave at Mount Elgon (7,8).
Mount Elgon, Uganda, offers one of the more well-documented examples of an offset project that went awry for a local community.
"We are treating the injuries of people in Mount Elgon and playing football with them."
Then the young explorers will be heading off for a wild nine-day adventure including a safari, white water rafting, jungle trekking and scaling Mount Elgon.
To mark their epic journey, we're giving five lucky readers the chance to win a signed copy of the Long Way Down Book and DVD, plus a pack of Cafedirect Mount Elgon gourmet coffee beans.