At least 19 people died when a passenger plane crashed into Lake Victoria in north Tanzania on Sunday while trying to land at a nearby airport.
8 Sep 2022
Three attempts have been made to drain Lake Manchar, but inflows mean the water continues to rise. Hundreds of thousands more people will have to leave their homes if the lake overflows.
27 Oct 2021
Lake Victoria, the planet's second-largest freshwater lake and the largest in Africa, is in serious danger from pollution. Because lakeside communities from Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania have practically no access to sewage infrastructure, a constant flow of sewage, fertilisers, garbage and plastic waste is suffocating what has long been the main provider of food and livelihoods in this part of East Africa. Despite what seems like an uphill struggle, young activists are sounding the alarm in order to raise awareness. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's James Vasina and Camille Nedelec.
30 May 2021
A boat carrying at least 160 people capsized on Wednesday night in the Niger River, North-West Nigeria. The incident occurred near the town of Wara, which is on the shores of the Kainji Lake on the border between Niger and Kebbi states