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Tanzania turns on spending tap to ease water shortages

By Kizito Makoye | Wed, 12 Feb 2014 10:00 AM
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DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Lucas Mahiga still fished a decade ago, there was more water in the Kilombero Valley’s Mkele River and catches were good. But now water levels have dropped, making it impossible to earn a living as a fisherman.

“I have stopped fishing, and I’m now engaged in fruit and vegetable farming,” Mahiga said.

The 52-year-old, ...

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