With a singular focus on plastic pollution and its effect on water bodies, this project investigates the origin, impact, and solutions to plastic pollution in specific areas of the Western Rift Valley lakes in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo that drain into the Nile River. It also pays attention to the relationship between money, business, and water pollution.
By Water Journalist Africa An investigation into the concentration of microplastics in some Africa Rift Valley lakes has found no traces of microplastics there. However,
Fredrick Mugira, Bertha fellow After failing to secure a job in his formal profession, Samuel Kiiza, a business administration graduate, turned to recycling plastic bottles
Fredrick Mugira, Bertha Fellow Two small rivers in western Uganda: Mpanga, and Rwizi, are choking on plastic waste, carrying it to lakes that drain into
Fredrick Mugira, Bertha Fellow A local organization in western Uganda, the Kazinga channel schools project, is sowing seeds of plastic waste management in young people
Fredrick Mugira, Bertha Fellow When the sun had nearly set, John Depari and two other fishers slowed down their motorized boat and said to one
Fredrick Mugira, Bertha Fellow 25th April 2022 Last February, Ramathan Kimbugwe, the CEO of Prowess Communications Company, was jogging early morning when he noticed something
This ‘Contaminated’ project is part of Fredrick Mugira’s Bertha Fellowship projects. A Bertha Fellow, National Geographic explorer, and a Pulitzer Center Grantee, Fredrick is an award-winning water journalist practicing outreach journalism. He founded Water Journalists Africa organisation and cofounded its flagship project InfoNile focused on the Nile River.