Uganda floods
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Thousands displaced by Uganda flooding

Western Uganda has been experiencing its worst flooding since 1976 and authorities are racing to move people to safer ground before more rain hits over the coming days.

Rivers have already burst their banks, forcing thousands from their homes and washing away crops.

So far at least eight people have been confirmed dead.

Focus on Africa's Catherine Byaruhanga has been to the affected region of Kasese.

For more African news from the BBC, download the Africa Today podcast.

  • 09 May 2013
  • From the section Africa