lake turkana

  • Life After Gibe III Dam Construction: Kenya’s Smallest Tribe Struggles to Survive as Lake Turkana Water Recedes

    November 9, 2017

    Article by Fredrick Mugira, video by Benedict Moran November 9, 2017 For most El Molo people in Kenya, the past year has been the worst in living memory. Lake Turkana, the water body that they and their ancestors have depended on, is incapable of feeding them. This tiny tribe – with a population of less […]

  • Ethiopia: Experts Warn of Dire Consequences as Lake Turkana’s Water Levels Fall

    February 15, 2017

    WaterSan Perspective February 15, 2017 Dropping water levels in Kenya’s Lake Turkana following the development of dams and plantations in Ethiopia’s lower Omo Valley threaten the livelihoods of half a million indigenous people in Ethiopia and Kenya according to the Human Rights Watch. Based on publicly available data from the United States Department of Agriculture, […]

  • African governments signing away water rights for decades

    November 28, 2011

    George Mhango November 26,2011 The International Institute for Environment and Development has warned in published paper today that African governments are signing away water rights for decades with insufficient regard for how this will affect millions of local users, including fishing, farming and pastoralist communities. The water rights often feature in the growing number of […]