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

Rwandan youth takes lead in Nyabarongo watershed protection

By Aimable Twahirwa It is a hot Monday morning in Nyamagabe, a mountainous district in the Southern Rwanda, a group

Green Horizon food security project raises wellbeing of Jebel Ladu communities while growing crops to appease South Sudan’s hunger crisis

More than 2.5 million hectares of land in South Sudan have been acquired mainly by international investors since 2006 By

Yala Swamp Saga: Broken Promises, Idle Land

This story was produced in partnership with InfoNile and Code for Africa with support from the Pulitzer Center. By Geoffrey Kamadi  The story of Yala

Land Grabbing and Its Implications for Sudanese – Views from a scholar

By Annika McGinnis and Fredrick Mugira Investors from largely food-insecure Gulf countries are increasingly buying vast swaths of fertile land

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

This story about the acquisition of Egypt’s natural resources to secure Gulf food was made possible with support from InfoNile

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