Solar energy transforms Uganda’s off-grid healthcare amidst Covid19 pandemic

Half of Ugandans live in areas served by the national hydroelectric power grid. The government visions that by 2040 every Ugandan should have access to power. And about 30 percent of this is expected to come from solar.

Washing Away The ‘Blue Gold’ of Ethiopia (PHOTO STORY)

By : Mekonnen Teshome Tollera In Ethiopia, soil is everything. Living in an agrarian society, Ethiopians have a great deal

Cooking Gas from Human Waste in Kibera, Kenya

An estimated 14% of Kenyan practice open defecation. Currently, only three counties in Kenya – Busia, Siaya, and Kitui have achieved the open defecation-free status.

Charcoal exports are emptying Uganda’s unique rainforests

80% of the urban population in East Africa uses coal as their primary energy source for cooking. But today, charcoal import is threatening Uganda’s trees.

Youth Group in Kenya Building Resilience of Kibera Community against Flooding

By Sharon Atieno With people living in informal settlements in urban areas being more prone to extreme weather events, such

Risk of more COVID-19 as use of handwashing stations declines in Nairobi, Kenya

“People are no longer washing their hands. They think that this virus is a scam and they have grown comfortable. I am the only one using this handwashing station unlike during the first wave, when people would wash their hands so much that I would fill this jerrican every day, sometimes even twice,” she says, referring to her black 20-litre container positioned near her metallic makeshift shop.

Sinking Land: Man and water collide as floods overtake landing site in Uganda (In Photos)

Ripon landing site continues to experience a reduction in both land area and population due to rising water levels in Lake Victoria. Before the water rose, the landing site was 100 meters from the lakeshore. The water has since covered more than 50 meters of that land.

Rwanda, The ‘Fish-less’ Country?

Rwanda’s per capita fish consumption is the lowest in East Africa. From a year-long investigation, we report on the natural and man-made factors that are preventing the country’s 101 lakes and numerous rivers to produce insufficient fish to satisfy the growing demand.

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

Fishermen in Rusinga Island, Kenya are making solar-powered lamps to catch the traditional silver fish during the darkest nights of the moon cycle.