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Delayed funding frustrating research on Lake Victoria

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The delayed release of funds by partner states to finance the activities of the Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization-LVFO has slowed research on East Africa’s largest shared water body. LVFO is mandated to conduct studies on the different aspects of Lake Victoria with funding from the …

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Seven dead as boat capsizes on Lake Victoria: Kenya official

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Seven bodies have been retrieved after a boat capsized on Lake Victoria, a Kenyan regional government official confirmed on Thursday. Homa Bay County Commissioner Moses Lilan said the seven bodies were retrieved from the lake after the accident on Tuesday. Four people are still missing. A …

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UPDF releases 36 Kenyan fishermen

Busia, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) Marines have handed back over 36 Kenyan fishermen arrested in Namayingo district. The suspects were arrested from different landing sites in site in Namayingo such as Hama, Kandenge, Singla and Gorofa among others where they were found engaged …

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Uganda revitalizes water transport to boost regional trade

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has reopened the Central Corridor to transport cargoes across Lake Victoria from the Tanzanian town of Mwanza to the Ugandan capital Kampala, transport authorities said on Wednesday. “The revitalization of the Central Corridor after many years of inactivity is a clear testimony of Uganda’s …

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Teenager killed by crocodile in Namayingo

Namayingo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A body of a 13-year-old girl has been retrieved from the lake in Namayingo district where she was attacked and killed by a crocodile on Friday. It is reported that the child, Juliet Nakyaki from Bumera C village in Mutumba sub county had gone to …

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Water hyacinth threatens Lake Victoria’s ecosystem

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | Xinhua | Water hyacinth, an invasive plant species is choking Lake Victoria and threatening the lake’s ecosystem and investments, including operations of ports, an official said on Sunday. The Lake Victoria Basin Water Board communications officer, Perpetua Masaga, said the spreading of the water hyacinth in …

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