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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 what's the best way to prepare this fish for the...

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

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 every year. The lake has its own mini-climate...storms...

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 there. The hundreds of people, mainly fishermen, are crammed onto the...

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

Communities along the shores and beneath the waters of Lake Victoria share a common enemy - an alien species, water hyacinth. The water hyacinth is a voracious plant that has colonised parts of the lake,...

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

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 the local language there, the lake is known as Nalubale,...

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 Western Kenya, the main challenge erienced is HIV-Aids, and young...

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

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 lights to try and lure the fish into their nets. The...

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 have been disadvantaged, dis-empowered even abused. A project in Kenya is...