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Troubled Waters: Why Africa's Largest Lake Is In Grave Danger

Slate | Mark Weston | Posted 03.30.2015 | Black Voices

UKEREWE, Tanzania—The night is clear and cool, the pale light of the full moon shimmering on the black water of Lake Victoria. As we emerge from the...

Sectarian Scavengers

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

In Entebbe on August 9, more than one hundred LGBT Ugandans celebrated the first Pride Uganda since the Constitutional Court overturned the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act (AHA) for being passed without a quorum.

WiFi to help out with HIV/AIDS on Mfangano Island

Craig Newmark | Posted 10.08.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, I help out The Organic Health Response on Mfangano Island, and gave them some money a few months ago to help upgrade their wifi. You'll see them ...

Spread of HIV Linked to Fishery Collapse: Is Fair Trade Fish an Answer?

Jamie Bechtel | Posted 06.12.2012 | Green
Jamie Bechtel

Importantly, the overfishing crisis is not just about food. It is, perhaps surprisingly, about HIV/AIDS.

WATCH: An Author's Journey Down The Chaotic Nile

Huffington Post | Andrew Burmon | Posted 10.16.2011 | Travel

On a clear day, Lake Victoria’s islands are agreeably symmetrical at their waterlines. They float like furry green blimps across a hazy grey scrim s...

Israel: Partnering in Global Development

Danny Ayalon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Danny Ayalon

Since its inception, MASHAV's work in the developing world has been guided by the basic approach that development work is organic in nature.

In East Africa, Selling Drinking Water Straight From the Pond

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joseph B. Treaster

Many people in East Africa and in other parts of the developing world do not have drinking water within easy reach. The United Nations estimates that about a billion people are living like that.

Some Hopeful Signs in the War on Malaria , But a Long Way to Go

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joseph B. Treaster

The latest data compiled by the World Health Organization shows little change in recent years: 863,000 deaths and 243 million cases of malaria.

A Dying African Lake, Polluted, Overfished; Bad And Getting Worse

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

Lake Victoria, one of the largest fresh water lakes in the world, is suffering. It is polluted with raw sewage and it is muddy from the erosion of soil from nearby hills that have lost trees and shrubs to people in search of firewood.

1,000 Words About Uganda

Bernard Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bernard Pollack

Boredom -- and drinking -- often led to unsafe sex with prostitutes at the truck stops along the highway. As a result, truck drivers have one of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS in Eastern Africa.

Ethiopian-American Lawyer on Conflicts Along the Nile

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Luce

Fasil Amdetsion, an attorney from Ethiopia, thinks the Nile basin will be the most likely site of a future "water war" because the Nile embodies "all the challenges that transnational management of fresh water could possibly present."