InfoNile

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

Special Projects

  • Saving Swamps in East Africa

    03/22/2019

    InfoNile is marking World Water Day 2019 with 4 original multimedia stories on innovative solutions that are working to conserve wetlands in East Africa.

  • 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

  • Uncontrolled wildfire burns Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains National Park

    04/13/2019

    Urgent help is needed to contain the fires, which have devastated 400 hectares of natural forest, grass and farmland in a world biodiversity hotspot By Dagim Terefe Uncontrolled wildfire is devastating Simien Mountains National Park in northern Ethiopia, killing threatened species and destroying hundreds of hectares of natural forest. The fires, both natural wildfires and […]

  • The Tree Helping Kenyan Farmers Beat Drought and Poverty

    04/02/2019 clip Thomson Reuters Foundation

    KIBWEZI, Kenya, March 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Worried that a drought could wipe out his crops back in 2000, farmer Jonathan Kituku Mung’ala remembered meeting agricultural customers, in his previous job with Kenya’s power company, who were making good money growing a hardy, native tree.

  • Combating Desertification: Awareness, National Mitigation & Innovation

    03/30/2019 clip Andariya

    By Leena Yassin This story was made possible thanks to support from InfoNile and Internews’ Earth Journalism Network. Desertification is mainly a result of climate and human pressure on earth. Over the last four decades, desertification has been spreading rapidly in Sudan, which forced many farmers and their families to abandon their homes in search of a better land to […]

  • Desertification Speaks

    03/28/2019 clip Andariya

    “Everyone is fighting against me. They think I’m bad. They don’t understand how desperately I want to settle.” A country that is experiencing both droughts and floods. Sudan’s temperature is projected to rise between 1.1 °C and 3.1 °C by 2060, making escaping the dire social and economical consequences of desertification even more challenging. We […]

  • Concern Over Small Towns as Water Day is Celebrated

    03/22/2019 clip The Standard

    Emerging small towns have been identified as a direct threat to water, sanitation and hygiene sustainability. As the World Water Day is celebrated today, figures show Kenya’s per capita for water is dwindling rapidly.Haphazard development can only strain water resources more; there has been an 80 per cent drop in the past 45 years.Addressing the […]

  • Saving Swamps in East Africa

    03/22/2019

    InfoNile is marking World Water Day 2019 with 4 original multimedia stories on innovative solutions that are working to conserve wetlands in East Africa.

  • Decades of wise use pay off for a Kabale wetland

    03/21/2019

    Community ownership agreement in Mugandu-Buramba wetland has kept the wetland intact for 40 years while helping farmers gain livelihoods Story and multimedia by Fredrick Mugira Technical support by Annika McGinnis and Code for Africa CLICK HERE to see full multimedia story There are blooming flowers in Mugandu–Buramba wetland in the southwestern Uganda’s district of Kabale, […]

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