Lakes

Uganda’s First Oil: What is at Stake?

French oil multinational Total, its partner investors, and the Ugandan and Tanzanian governments will soon finalize their decision on the Lake Albert Development Project, Uganda’s first oil development
The effects of potential oil spills and infrastructure development would cause irreversible damage in the ecologically sensitive Albertine Region, which contributes 30% of Uganda’s fish stocks

A woman collects water for domestic use at one of the fishing grounds along Lake Nakivale
Restoring Lake Nakivale; A Refugees’ Idea

Lake Nakivale in Isingiro District, Uganda is under threat due to massive pollution.
Now, refugees in Nakivale refugee camp in Isingiro district have taken the lead role in the conservation and protection of the lake, the biggest water source to the camp

Addis Ababa builds resilience with clean rivers, public spaces and walkways

By Mekonnen Teshome Tollera Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa (Sheger) was born twice: first, as a crowded city; and then again,

WASTE to WEALTH: How Kenyan farmers are bringing life back to degraded Lake Victoria swamps

Annika McGinnis A 3-year project by Ecofinder Kenya, an NGO working in the Winam Gulf wetlands around Kisumu, offered families

Bleak Future as Weed Chokes up Victoria’s 1,400 Hectares in Four Days

Geoffrey Kamadi The water hyacinth in Lake Victoria spread to 1,441 more hectares within four days, according to satellite images

Ethiopia’s largest lake crippled by water weed and gaps in polices to conserve it

Water Journalists Africa Dagim Terefe Lake Tana, the source of Blue Nile ranks the largest lake in Ethiopia. But it’s

Podcast tells the sad story of Rukwa, Tanzania’s disappearing lake

Prosper Kwigize Prosper Kwigize Even though Tanzania is one of East Africa’s natural resource-rich countries, some of her people continue

Tanganyika: A lake on the verge of extinction

Prosper Kwigize Proper Kwigize Lake Tanganyika caters for the water needs of more than 50 million people in four countries

Kenya’s Lake Turkana National Parks inscribed on List of World Heritage in Danger

Konjit Teshome The World Heritage Committee that met in Manama, Bahrain recently decided to inscribe Kenya’s Lake Turkana National Parks