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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • MountElgon An extinct volcano, 4,324.3 m (14,178 ft) high, on the Kenya-Uganda border.

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  • For instance, temperatures on mt Elgon at the eastern border with Kenya, and on the Ruwenzori mountains on the west, may fall up to sub zero while the northern arid and semi arid ares may occassionally be as warm as 40oC.

    Contributor: Herbert Omari

  • Note that in detail, just like in any other region, the micro-climatic experiencesof Uganda are more than as just simply described above due to microconditions that vary from place tho place. for instance, temperatures on mt Elgon at the eastern border with Kenya, and on the Ruwenzori mountains on the west, may fall up to sub zero while the northern arid and semi arid ares may occassionally be as warm as 40oC.

    Climate of Uganda

  • Meanwhile, the army has been hunting for members of a militia called the Sabaot Land Defense Force, which says it is fighting for land redistribution in the western Mt. Elgon region.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The defence minister accused Elgon residents of torturing people before handing them over to security forces who launched an operation in March to flush out SDLF members who have killed hundreds of people and displaced tens of thousands since 2006.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Elgon region near the border with Uganda, said district commissioner

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Elgon area, 320 miles (515 kilometers) northwest of Nairobi, have killed more than 140 people and forced tens of thousands from their homes.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Elgon district, which has been at the centre of politically-instigated tribal fighting.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Forms very like these are met with still in the Mt. Elgon languages (Group No. 3) and in _Subiya_ group (No. 32).

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3 "Banks" to "Bassoon"

  • At about the same time, or a little later, Kenya and Kimawenzi, Elgon and Chibcharagnani were in eruption.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"

  • Then the wizard from Mount Elgon hurled his hurricane upon them, and they were swept into the water and drowned, and millions and millions and millions of dead locusts were floating on the waters for days afterwards.

    The King of the Snakes and Other Folk-Lore Stories From Uganda

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