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Emily Kennedy: An illegal dam may kill tourism in Jinja, Uganda

Tucked away on the outskirts of Jinja, Uganda is Itanda Falls. This section of the River Nile is home to a Category 6 rapid so energetic, local rafting companies have to walk clients around it, to ensure their safety. The flow of water is already controlled by two hydroelectric dams – one found in Jinja town known as Owen Falls Dam, or more recently Nalubaale Dam, the other upstream in the former home of Bujagali Falls.  Continue →