Saving Swamps in East Africa

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

Water station in Neem village.
The Dark Side of Sudan’s Oil

Decades of oil drilling in West Kordofan province was linked to water contamination, environmental changes and health effects for citizens. Details here…

An Ancient River Divided

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

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

South Sudan government imposes night curfew, asks employers to have some staff stay home

By Deng Daniel Ngor South Sudan President Salva Kiir has enforced a night curfew across the country for the next

Leading Landless Women: African Rural Women Leaders Tell their Stories

By Fredrick Mugira Up to 10.3 million hectares of land has been acquired by investors from individuals, communities and governments

How Egypt’s water feeds the Gulf

By Nada Arafat and Saker El Nour Vast expanses of green extend over the horizon, tended to by the advanced

Uncertainty over laws fuel land grabs in South Sudan

By Paul Jimbo South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, has been grabbing international news headlines, not for any good reasons

Sucked Dry: Foreign Land Deals Threaten to Impair River Nile, Displace Millions

WHO OWNS THE WATERS OF THE NILE? A yearlong cross-border data journalism investigation about large-scale foreign land deals in the Nile

Rose: The Flower Impairing Blue Nile River and Communities in Ethiopia

By: Ayele Addis Ambelu This story was produced in partnership with InfoNile and Code for Africa with support from the

In Eastern Uganda, a New Solar-Powered Irrigation Project Helps Farmers Save Wetlands

Farmers in Uganda’s Eastern district of Paliisa used to grow crops within the Limoto wetland. But this caused the natural

Trapped in the Buffer Zone: Uganda forest communities cast aside in the fight against climate change

By Annika McGinnisAn InfoNile Original Investigation On the shores of Lake Victoria, southeastern Uganda, a Norwegian timber plantation sells carbon credits on

Refugees turn human waste into cooking fuel as alternative to protect trees and combat climate change

By Robert Ariaka December 30, 2019 A group of South Sudanese Refugee women in Arua district is manufacturing briquettes out