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Tilapia fish delicacy a much sought after treat in Jinja, Uganda

Lake Victoria has created its own traditions in the kitchen, and no trip there is complete without trying the local favourite - the Tilapia. But...

#LakeVictoriaSeries: Crocodiles are a constant threat to people living near the...

The world's second-largest freshwater lake not only sustains life - but also takes it away. By some accounts, up to five thousand people die on...

Lake Victoria Series: Why tiny island without amenities attracts hundreds

The tiny Migingo Island on Lake Victoria is less than a third of the size of a football pitch, yet hundreds of people live...

Lake Victoria Series: Crafters make the most of the lake’s hyacinth...

Communities along the shores and beneath the waters of Lake Victoria share a common enemy - an alien species, water hyacinth. The water hyacinth is...

Lake Victoria Series: Lake region is home to one of Africa’s...

Lake Victoria, shared by Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, is home to many communities and cultures, chief among them in Uganda is the Buganda Kingdom. In...

Kenyan activist inspires young people to address HIV/AIDS stigma

Communities in Kenya’s Lake Victoria region often struggle with many challenges, among them poverty, pollution and rivalry for fishing rights. In one remote region of...

Lake Victoria Series: Night-fishing is one of the toughest jobs on...

One of the toughest jobs in the Lake Victorian region is night-fishing. Crews often head out deep into the lake after dark, armed with bright...

Lake Victoria project empowers women, ends ‘Sex For Fish’ practice

Some traditions on Lake Victoria date back centuries - and some are best banished to the history books. For years, in some fishing communities women...

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Libyans celebrate 8th revolution anniversary

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Libyans celebrated the 8th anniversary of the uprising that led to toppling of long serving leader, Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. Eight years ago, Libya experienced...

Army to be “ruthless” against tampering in Nigeria’s postponed vote – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday warned that anyone trying to tamper with Nigeria’s postponed vote risked their lives and accused the electoral commission of...

Rwanda hasn’t banned Ugandan goods – envoy

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The deputy Ugandan Ambassador to Rwanda, Ms Anne Katusiime, yesterday dismissed as rumours claim that the Rwandan government had banned the exportation of Ugandan...

Four Zimbabwe generals retired in Mnangagwa’s first purge of military

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Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa retired four generals on Monday, in the first major shake-up of the armed forces since he took office and including...

Opinion

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Opinion: Competition, then cooperation may be the best way to build up Africa

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A new U.S. strategy for Africa was recently released by Washington, the core of which is to further U.S. priorities in Africa by strengthening...
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Opinion: Strong, fair trade with China critical to Africa’s development

by Dr. David Monyae The Africa-China relationship can best be described as comprehensive and strategic at this stage. This is primarily due to multiple agreements...
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Opinion: Through CIIE, China projects bold new vision of the future

  by Ken Gichinga A new economic vision for China was unveiled during the launch of the world’s first International Import Expo in Shanghai. In his...
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