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An East African country with Nuclear ...
Kampala, Uganda
By Colllins Hinamundi
02 Jan 2017

Events that have unfolded in the country in the last 5 years point to the Uganda government’s resolve to use its uranium with in the country instead of exporting it. When the former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited the country in 2010, he promised that Iran would help Uganda develop its nuclear energy programme, then early this year on the sidelines of a meeting he held with Rwanda’s president Paul kagame in Kampala, President yoweri Museveni revealed that the Government of Uganda is looking to nuclear energy to offset the power shortage in the country, then a week ago, the Government of Uganda signed a deal with the UN’s Atomic Energy watch Dog the International Atomic Energy Agency where the IAEA would help the country pursue civil nuclear capabilities, ranging from medical to energy. The deal was signed by Energy minister Irene Muloni according to the minister “The focus of the cooperation will be feasibility studies for nuclear power projects, uranium exploration and evaluation, cancer management, food and agriculture, water resources management and strengthening the national nuclear and radiation safety infrastructure.”
However Joshua Tuhumwire a former commissioner with the Department of Geology, survey and Mines says if Uganda is to ever have Nuclear energy, it will take about 20-50 more years and all this excitement around the issue is unnecessary.

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Elephants being chased by Maasai comm...
ilpolei
By Sonyanga Weblen
10 Aug 2016

This is a video of elephants being chased away from the homesteads by the villagers in a Maasai Community, the elephants dominate most of the areas around the homesteads, and preventing the residents from performing their day today activities, in the past we didn't see elephants approaching the homesteads, we use to graze our cattle almost together with the wild animals peacefully, but now we are having elephants visiting our homesteads and this is very risky and many people were killed by elephants, Human-wildlife conflict, the elephants destroys a lot of farmers crops and they even kill the cattle and goats if they come across.
This raw video shows the real situation down here in our village. What is happening here is that the villagers are chasing the elephants away, someone was hooting from their motorbike (Boda boda) to scare the elephants away. With the growth of industrialization, then we will have more cases of human-wildlife conflicts.

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Dripping Gold: On the Hunt for Honey ...
Marigat
By Berta Tilmantaite
05 Mar 2016

“This is my bank” says 53-year-old Agnes Cheptepkeny and motions towards her small tin house where two of the rooms from floor to ceiling are filled with bucketfuls of honey. “When I have money, I buy honey. This is how I save up. And when I need cash, I can sell a bucket or two” tells A. Cheptepkeny, whose one bucket of honey is worth around 80 Euros.

This woman lives in a town of Marigat, located in the Rift valley, Baringo County. This place is a home for people of Tugen, Ilchamus, and Pokot tribes which are known for their beekeeping and good quality honey. A. Cheptepkeny is from Tugen tribe and has been selling honey for quite some time.

Kenya is not very famous for its honey. Ethiopia and Tanzania are places where the biggest amount of this liquid gold is being collected. On the other hand, Kenya’s nature is the same as in the previously stated countries, so there is definitely a potential for successful beekeeping and honey export, although slow adaptation of new technologies, lack of knowledge, small interest of younger generations, parasites and pesticides used in agriculture, climate change, an unorganized market, and undeveloped infrastructure are the main issues that encumber this activity.

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Kisumu
By Berta Tilmantaite
30 Oct 2015

Behind the scenes photo while working on a story about Lake Victoria, Kenya.

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Marigat, Kenya
By Berta Tilmantaite
28 Oct 2015

Philip Kipyertor (41) together with his wife is working as a shoemaker in Marigat town Kenya. When bee hives are full, he also goes to harvest honey and sell it to add to family's budget.

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Marigat, Kenya
By Berta Tilmantaite
28 Oct 2015

Agnes Cheptepkeny (53) in her room, fully stacked with buckets of honey.

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Marigat, Kenya
By Berta Tilmantaite
28 Oct 2015

Agnes Cheptepkeny (53) is calling a motorbike driver, to come to her house and help to take a bucket of honey to the market.

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Kisumu
By Berta Tilmantaite
28 Oct 2015

Behind the scenes photo while working on a story about beekeeping in Kenya.

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Kisumu
By Berta Tilmantaite
28 Oct 2015

Behind the scenes photo while working on a story about beekeeping in Kenya.

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Marigat, Kenya
By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Oct 2015

Philip Kipyertor (41) is firing up a bunch of sticks that he is later going to use to smoke the bees away from the beehive in Marigat, Kenya.

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Marigat, Kenya
By Berta Tilmantaite
27 Oct 2015

Philip Kipyertor (41) is harvesting the honey from his beehive hanging high up in the tree in Marigat, Kenya.

People produce honey for consumption, because it's high in energy. It is also used as sweetener and as a medicine. The honey and the beeswax is also sold to earn some extra money. In some places it is still used to pay dowries for the bride.