Lake Tanganyika is certainly one of Africa’s Nice Lakes. It’s an aquatic biodiversity hotspot, containing species that aren’t discovered anyplace else on this planet. However years of air pollution and overfishing have left it degraded, and the lake has been ranked among the many most threatened on this planet.
This week, Africa Science Focus reveals fears that consuming contaminated fish caught in Lake Tanganyika could also be damaging folks’s eyesight. Journalist Njenje Chizu studies from the lakeside district of Mpulungu, in Zambia.