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Powering the ‘Ghost Town’ of Rusinga Island: Fishermen in Lake Victoria, Kenya take action on climate change

PHOTOSTORY by Anthony Ochieng / TonyWild Growing up in Rusinga Island, Kenya, my family and I enjoyed the majestic views of the enormous Lake Victoria, called “Nam Lolwe” in our language, Luo. When the sun set, the lake came to life in a whole new form, with small yellow lights popping up across the water.  The […]

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SINKING LAND

Watsemba Miriam Sinking Land explores the bittersweet relationship between man and water for the people living at Ripon landing site, which is the closest site to the actual source of the Nile River within Lake Victoria, Uganda.  It is a 5-10 minute boat ride from the site to the spot in Lake Victoria where former […]

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Elusive commodity: Documenting the pain communities in Goma, DR Congo go through to take water home

Guerchom Ndebo, September 24, 2021 Just like what happened in 2002, when the Mount Nyiragongo in North Kivu province of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) erupted again in May 2021, hundreds of thousands of residents of Goma city were left without clean water, according to the international medical agency Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Larva from […]

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Amidst covid19 pandemic, solar energy transforms Uganda’s off-grid healthcare

Fredrick Mugira , September 30, 2021 In addition to struggling with the second Covid19 wave challenges, like most urban dwellers in Uganda who rushed to villages at the start of lockdowns, Gloria Mucyunguzi had another crisis to contend with in the village: erratic power.  Remote from the grid, every time sun sets, Mucyunguzi’s marital village of […]

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Fishing exports from Lake Yirol, South Sudan decline after Covid-19 lockdown

By Denis Morris Mimbugbe Closure of Sudan borders has stopped fishermen from exporting fresh fish to their neighboring states. The lake and its fishing industry are also under threat from the impact of human activities Approximately 78 percent of all households in South Sudan earn their livelihoods from farming, fishing, pastoralism or a mix of […]

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In South Sudan, people living near water still lack clean water and sanitation

By Denis Morris Mimbugbe An entire village drinks water from the river ponds in South Sudan 83 percent of assessed settlements not using latrines 11 percent of the population still rely on unimproved drinking water sources such as open ponds that expose them to waterborne diseases. Pollution contributes to the poor condition of water and […]

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South Sudan’s plans for conservation, as the country feels the impact of climate change

By Denis Morris South Sudan faces a lack of water during the dry season and too much water during the wet season that sometimes causes flooding. The South Sudanese government launched a national environmental policy in 2016 to protect and conserve the natural resources from overexploitation that leads to negative impact for people, animals and […]

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Ensuring everyone has a tap at home can yield US$37 billion per year– WaterAid report

Oluseyi Abdulmalik  Abuja, Nigeria.   July 14, 2021 Developing country economies would be boosted by trillions of dollars over the next two decades if clean water, toilets and hygiene were brought to everyone, reveals a new report from international aid agency, WaterAid.   The report comes after the UK Government faced wide criticism for revealing plans to slash aid spending […]

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Even with poor rains, genetically modified cotton farmers in Malawi reap big

George Mhango, Blantyre. July 14,2021 Malawi has become the latest African country to adopt growth of genetically modified cotton seed varieties under BT Cotton. Others countries that have also embraced this include Kenya, Cameroon, Ghana, Uganda and Nigeria. This comes after successful biotech experiments by Quton Malawi and its partners, including approval of the new […]

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The Flipflopi Dhow: Returning Home

Highlights: InfoNile’s documentary features the Flipflopi, the world’s first 100% recycled plastic boat, which sailed more than five hundred kilometers around Lake Victoria in March to bring together communities in the fight against plastic pollution. This expedition stopped in the three East African countries surrounding the lake, Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania, which have all attempted […]

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Finding Bread in Waste

Carolyne Tomno Women’s group in Kisumu creates products from plastic trash and water hyacinth, and has sent almost 300 orphans to school. Florence Gundo is a 77-year-old grandmother. She lives in Orongo, a village tucked away in the lakeside region of Kenya. Her village is several kilometres from Kisumu city, which is a major regional […]