Could Lake Victoria's water hyacinth invasion have a silver lining?
For decades, water hyacinth has been wreaking havoc on Lake Victoria in Kenya, covering vast swathes of its surface. The plant blocks out light, dramatically reducing the amount of oxygen in the lake and killing off fish. It also makes access to the open lake increasingly difficult for fishermen. But locals are looking at new ways to use the plant and make a profit from it. Our France 2 colleagues Marc de Chalvron and Baptiste Rimbert report, with FRANCE 24's Wassim Cornet.
Uganda: Scores feared drowned after party boat capsizes on Lake Victoria
At least 30 people are confirmed dead and 60 more feared drowned after an overloaded party cruise boat capsized on Lake Victoria in Uganda. One survivor said the boat's operator had alerted some passengers to a leak.
Bodies recovered from capsized boat in Tanzania as death toll reaches 207
Divers continue to search and and around the wreck of an overcrowded Tanzanian ferry that capsized on Lake Victoria on Thursday, killing at least 207 people.