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  1. Uganda To Demolish Floating Lake Victoria "Island"

    11 May 2020- 11:13 by Local Press Report KAMPALA PML Daily The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries has embarked on demolition of a 100 hectare floating Island at Port Bell Luzira in Nakawa Division, Kampala. Four drone based imagery su ...

    Local Press Report - 05/11/2020 - 11:13

  2. Lake Victoria Surge Jeopardises Regional Hydropower Capacity

    5 May 2020- 10:00 by Local Press Report KAMPALA ESI-Africa In Uganda, Lake Victoria’s water levels have surged to their highest level in more than half a century posing a threat to the country’s hydropower plants. “The increased water level is causing dis ...

    Local Press Report - 05/05/2020 - 10:00

  3. Deadly Metals Pollute Lake Victoria

    23 Jan 2020- 06:49 by Local Press Report KAMPALA New Vision Water samples collected from three separate locations around the lake show it contains high levels of lead, arsenic, aluminum, and phosphorus, which are not good for human life when consumed in c ...

    Local Press Report - 01/23/2020 - 06:49

  4. Hippo Poop Crisis

    8 May 2019- 08:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ANTWERP, Belgium The health of Lake Victoria's ecosystem in East Africa is under an increasing threat attributed to the decline in hippopotamus populations. A 20 percent decline in population due to poachi ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/08/2019 - 08:06

  5. Progress In Lake Victoria Water Hyacinth Clearance

    21 Jan 2019- 10:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KISUMU, Kenya The multilateral Lake Victoria Environmental Management Program (LVEMP) has taken possession of a second harvester designed to clear endemic, invasive water hyacinth in preparation for planned dr ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/21/2019 - 10:50

  6. Tanzania: Mining Company Implements Project To Support Water Supply to Local Villages

    2 Oct 2018- 12:00 by Local Press Report BUBADA Daily News Acacia's Bulyanhulu Mining has started to implement a $2.0 Million USD joint water project that draws water from Lake Victoria to the villages surrounding the mine. Bulyanhulu Mining Communica ...

    Local Press Report - 10/02/2018 - 12:00

  7. Scientists Raise Concerns Over Lake Victoria Pollution

    1 Aug 2017- 10:49 by Local Press Report ENTEBBE Standard Media Increased pollution is threatening the sustainable use of Lake Victoria, a vital resource for the East African region. Speaking at a conference on population, health and environment, scientist ...

    Local Press Report - 08/01/2017 - 10:49

  8. Kenyan Opposition Leader Accuses Government of Fraud in Itare Dam Project

    7 Nov 2016- 03:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenyan opposition leader and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has accused the current government of forging documents to make it appear that it has support from local residents for the $332 mil ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/07/2016 - 03:06

  9. Water Authority Implements Sh260 Million Environmental Plan

    2 Nov 2016- 07:07 by Local Press Report MWANZA All Africa The Mwanza Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority (Mwauwasa) has embarked on an environmental management project worth over Sh261 to address major environmental issues in Lake Victoria. Direct ...

    Local Press Report - 11/02/2016 - 07:07

  10. Tanzania Receives Indian Funds for Lake Victoria Pipeline Project

    14 Apr 2016- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania Tanzania has received $268 million USD from the Indian government for a project to transport water from Lake Victoria to at least four major towns in the Tabora Region that are facing w ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/14/2016 - 10:16

  11. Lake Victoria a Major Waterborne Disease Breeding Site

    17 Feb 2016- 09:40 by Local Press Report ARUSHA Xinhua Africa's largest fresh water source, Lake Victoria, has been named as a major breeding ground for waterborne diseases, putting millions of people at risk, officials warned on Monday. People livin ...

    Local Press Report - 02/17/2016 - 09:40

  12. Tanzania, Kenya Sign Agreement on Mara River Basin Management

    28 Sep 2015- 08:56 by Local Press Report BUTIAMA East African Business Week Tanzania and Kenya have signed an agreement last week for the joint trans-boundary management of Mara River Basin. Mara River travels about 245 miles from the Kenya Highlands befo ...

    Local Press Report - 09/28/2015 - 08:56

  13. Uganda's Isimba Hydropower Project Stalled by Protesting Workers

    21 Jul 2015- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISIMBA, Uganda Some 300 workers at the Isimba hydropower project on the Victoria Nile in Uganda’s Kamuli District have stopped work this week to protest "low wages and continued harassment" by their ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/21/2015 - 10:22

  14. World Bank Approves More Funds for Lake Victoria Basin Management

    5 Jun 2015- 09:52 by Local Press Report NAIROBI CapitalFM The World Bank has approved additional financing for the Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project Phase II to contribute to collaborative management of the Lake Victoria Basin. The additional ...

    Local Press Report - 06/05/2015 - 09:52

  15. Kenya Purchase Vessels for Lake Victoria Environmental Protection Project

    8 Jan 2015- 10:52 by Local Press Report NAIROBI The Star The Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project II will buy surveillance boats for Lake Victoria and a water harvester to remove hyacinth. National project coordinator Francisca Owuor said the pr ...

    Local Press Report - 01/08/2015 - 10:52

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