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Join the residents of the East Africa community as they sign a petition to change the name of the current Lake Victoria to Lake Umoja. Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake by area, the world’s largest tropical lake, and the world’s second largest fresh water lake by surface area.

The lake’s area is divided among three countries: Kenya (6 percent or 4,100 square kilometres or 1,600 square miles), Uganda (45 percent or 31,000 square kilometres or 12,000 square miles), and Tanzania (49 percent or 33,700 square kilometres or 13,000 square miles). It is quite literally, the lake of East Africa. The push is to change the colonial name to “Umoja”, a Swahili word that means unity.

You can sign the petition here: