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Geodata journalism. Mapping stories on water issues in the Nile Basin.

Special Projects

  • What Is Eating up MV Liemba’s Dock Space at Lake Tanganyika?

    06/11/2018

    An InfoNile Original Feature  By Prosper Kwigize For the past 100 years, smooth docking at Kigoma Harbor of Lake Tanganyika was almost daily routine for MV Liemba, one of the world’s oldest ships, manufactured about 100 years ago in Germany. But now things have changed. Near-flawless docking is impossible! The lake is shrinking. The shoreline […]

  • An Ancient River Divided

    03/22/2018

    Water is becoming scarcer for the half a billion people living in Africa’s Nile River basin. Will Nile countries come together to find solutions or will the shared waterway tear them apart? Journalists from around the basin explore in an original series of documentaries and podcasts.

  • Swamp City

    02/28/2018

    Special Project exploring how urbanization destroyed a critical Kampala wetland and why it matters. By Annika McGinnis and Fredrick Mugira

  • Fast and convenient: Is the Nile still an important transport route?

    11/13/2018 clip The Niles

    Davis Mugume/The Niles November 13, 2018 The River Nile has been used for millennia as a means of transporting people and goods, preceding even Ancient Egyptian civilisation. Today it serves as both a transport route and an attraction for locals and tourists alike. Up until the 19th century and the arrival of the steam engine, […]

  • IPCC report confirms the need to keep fossil fuels in the ground to achieve 1.5ºC, 350.org says

    10/09/2018 clip Water Journalists Africa

    Our reporter October 09, 2018 One month after hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to demand real climate action as part of the Rise for Climate Mobilisation, the world’s scientists have issued their clearest call for avoiding the worst impacts of a warming world. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), UN-backed […]

  • Cape Town drought should serve as a warning to African cities – city mayor

    09/21/2018 clip Water Journalists Africa

    Fredrick Mugira After her city suffered a record drought, Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille says what befell the oldest city in South Africa should serve as a warning to vulnerable cities across the African continent. “There is no room to make mistakes,” stresses Patricia as she spoke in an interview with Water Journalists Africa […]

  • Ethiopia’s largest lake crippled by water weed and gaps in polices to conserve it

    09/06/2018 clip Water Journalists Africa

    Dagim Terefe Lake Tana, the source of Blue Nile ranks the largest lake in Ethiopia. But it’s contaminated. Its pollution is attributed to surface and underground discharge of wastes; degradation of its wetlands; siltation; upstream river damming; excessive withdrawal of its water for various purposes and introduction of invasive alien species into the lake. And […]

  • Local fishmongers cry out as mudfish nears extinction

    09/05/2018 clip The New Vision

    Mudfish traders have no option but to increase prices of this delicious species of fish due to its scarcity. By Cliff Abenaitwe For over 10 years, Amos Kamwesiga has been deriving a livelihood from mudfish. Nyakiraguju swamp on the outskirts of Buteraniro Town along in Mbarara district along Kampala-Kigali highway in South Western Uganda has […]

  • A program to save Uganda’s chimps launched

    09/03/2018 clip Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH)

    September 3, 2018 Fredrick Mugira Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH), a nonprofit organisation that conducts programs to promote biodiversity conservation by enabling people, wildlife and livestock to coexist has launched the award winning Village Health and Conservation Teams (VHCT) model in communities living around Budongo Forest in Uganda. According to the founder and CEO Conservation […]

  • Singaporean students win Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2018

    08/29/2018 clip Water Journalists Africa

    WJA reporter August 29, 2018 Two students from Singapore, Caleb Liow Jia Le and Johnny Xiao Hong Yu, have won the 2018 Stockholm Junior Water Prize for producing reduced graphene oxide, a material that can be used to purify water, from agricultural waste products. H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden presented the prize at an […]

  • Are genetically modified crops the answer to agricultural revolution in Nile basin and other African countries?

    08/24/2018 clip STIAS

    Michelle Rotchford Galloway STIAS Media Officer August 24, 2018 There is a need to address the disconnect between donors and farmers, and engage in meaningful dialogue and research to understand the context and consequences of genetically modified (GM) crops on a case-by-case and setting-by-setting basis. “One size definitely does not fit all!” This is the […]

  • Climate change’s imprint on the Nile Basin

    08/22/2018 clip The Niles

    Asmaa Nassar/The Niles Climate change and increasing human activity alongside the River Nile threatens this life-sustaining resource. By 2050, around a billion people will live in the countries through which the Nile and its tributaries flow. That alone will put enormous stress on the water supply. Governments are faced with challenges in food resources in […]

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