The once mighty Mpanga river in western Uganda has been devastated by human activity. Its waters are polluted, its banks degraded. Conservationists have joined hands to save it.
Western Uganda's Mpanga River is the lifeline for local communities and ecosystems in the region. But like many rivers around the world, it faces multiple threats. Locals are joining forces to protect it.
A year ago, Kenya banned plastic bags and introduced the toughest rules in the book to punish anyone caught making, selling or using them. Have these measures worked?
Demand for chimpanzees as house pets in Asia and for bushmeat is fuelling poaching in Africa. In Uganda, rescued chimps have found a new home at an island sanctuary.
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