Homes and businesses ruined as Lake Victoria rises to highest level in 50 years

Heavy rains blamed on climate change hammer Uganda and add to Covid-19 misery for poorest communities 

Monday 15 March 2021 15:49
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<p>Millions of people live around Lake Victoria’s shores</p>

Millions of people live around Lake Victoria’s shores

Downpours pounding East Africa believed to be driven by climate change have caused many of the Great Rift Valley lakes to rise. On the Ugandan shores of Lake Victoria, fishers, farmers, and businesspeople tell Sarah Mawerere how the damage to their property came just as they were suffering the worst effects of Covid-19. 

Listen to Sarah’s full story here.

This article is reproduced here as part of the Giants Club African Conservation Journalism Fellowships, a programme of the charity Space for Giants and supported by the owner of ESI Media, which includes independent.co.uk. It aims to expand the reach of conservation and environmental journalism in Africa, and bring more African voices into the international conservation debate.

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