Simplified sewerage project in Kilimahewa improving L. Victoria water quality

This story was supported by a story grant from InfoNile and Code for Africa. It was originally published on Star TV. Video in Swahili  By Nyamiti Kayora and Sylvester Bulengela In many hilly locations it is difficult to put up sanitary facilities such as toilets and septic tanks that are up to the required standard. […]

Cracking down on illegal fishing gear in Lake Victoria bears fruit

In Nyamatongo village, Sengerema District of Mwanza Province can be found Joseph Kando Mkama, a well known fisherman, who goes by the name “The Dove” among his contemporaries. He has just been caught by law enforcers in possession of illegal fishing nets worth more than 1 billion Tanzanian shillings ($440,000). Mkama is in contravention of […]


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