“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.
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.
Kenya’s Lake Nakuru is in danger of losing its famous pink shores to environmental degradation and pollution from the surrounding people and industries.
Lake Wamala, a lake in Uganda believed to have supernatural powers, is under threat of drying up.
Wildlife poaching is suddenly on the rise across Kenyan forests and conservation areas. Yet, unlike in the past when mainly elephants and a handful of other majestic mammals were primary targets, poachers now seem to have their eyes trained on bushmeat for quick money and food.
Bees are responsible for the pollination of over three-quarters of food varieties globally. Their significant role in food and nutrition security cannot be overlooked even as climate change threatens their survival.
South Sudan is struggling to maintain its biodiversity due to oil exploration, armed conflict that worsens poaching, uncontrolled deforestation for timber and charcoal, and conflict between farmers and livestock keepers.