Though hippos are known to spend their days in the water, one of their biggest problems is actually on land. In Kenya, excessive livestock grazing along waterways is eating up their valuable source of food.
On this week's show we visit Cameroon's parrot hospital, learn how to turn outdated mobile phones into stationary art and see how crowdsourcing can be used to fund the expansion of Nigeria's power network.
On this week's Eco Africa, houses made from plastic bottles in Nigeria, a Kenyan start-up for fresh fish, and a project in Ghana fighting to save the endangered hippo.
Droughts have left herders in Laikipia desperate to find pasture for their cattle, and brought them into conflict with landowners. But better land management is showing that these pastoralist communities can adapt.
On this edition, we meet the kids cleaning up their South African township and explore how an aquatic fern could make ships more eco-friendly.
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