Lake Victoria is abundant with fish. But the invasive Nile Perch, which is good for trade is a danger to the native species in the lake. For most fishermen, life is still very hard and their productions is just enough for subsistence.
South Sudan is the youngest country in the world. After a 30 year old civil war the country finally managed to secede from Sudan. Through internal strife and difficulties the country works hard to develop into a full fletched state.
The World Water forum started this Monday in Marseille; the famous Mediterranean harbor town in southern France. The French media are covering the big international conference extensively.
The Daily ‘La Croix’ Used 4 of our images in a ‘water special’ on Saturday and the daily paper on Monday. Including the first page on Saturday.
They used one image of Ronald of the Mekong, two of his pictures of the Nile and one image of Célia of the Dead Sea / Jordan River.
Today our 8 page photo essay about the Nile River was published in Le Monde Magazine. Text by Jeroen Kuiper and Photos bij Célia Pernot and Ronald de Hommel.
“They don’t want to leave our lands which they use for cattle grazing”
“We need the power”
“People critical of the Dam are harassed or even put into jail”