Wetlands play a crucial role in purifying the water in the lake and run-off by filtering it. But most of those surrounding Lake Victoria — especially on the Uganda side, have been opened up for farming and settlements.
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Only 42% of DRC’s 81 million population has access to safe water. In this photo story, Guerchom Ndebo documents the woes that residents of the villages surrounding the volcano, including Goma city suburbs, face as they struggle to bring water home for consumption, sanitation, and hygiene services.
By Linah Mwamachi Here is a story about eight reformed charcoal burners in Makina, Taita
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Water is a basic need to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and other diseases. But
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By : Mekonnen Teshome Tollera In Ethiopia, soil is everything. Living in an agrarian society,
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.
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.
By Sharon Atieno With people living in informal settlements in urban areas being more prone
“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.
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.