Rothschild Giraffe crossing a path in Nairobi National Park
Saving the Rothschild Giraffe in Kenya

The Rothschild Giraffe, only found in Kenya and Uganda, is alarmingly decreasing in population and faces risk of extinction.

Aerial View of Bugoma Forest Drone view
Narrow escape for reporters in Bugoma forest

While bulldozers from Hoima Sugar are advancing to convert the Bugoma Forest landscape into an expansive sugarcane plantation, charcoal burners are converting the big rain catchers into charcoal.

Top InfoNile Stories of 2020: Water, Climate Change and COVID-19 in the Nile Basin

The top InfoNile projects and stories of 2020, highlighting important stories in the Nile Basin around water access, climate change, wildlife and Covid-19.

CHAMPIONS OF SUSTAINABILITY: East African youth are innovating to adapt to climate change

Youth in communities across East Africa are innovating to adapt to the region’s changing climate, a cross-border project led by InfoNile has found.

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

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…

Khartoum farmers turn to effective microorganisms technology, a green approach to soil inoculation, to adapt to climate change

Effective Microorganisms (EM) technology is a Japanese innovation being used in Sudan to improve soil quality, crop growth, and crop yields.

Green charcoal to save forests in Burundi

Delphin Kaze, 23, a young man from Gitega, Burundi’s second largest city, located in the Nile basin, has found an alternative to preserve the tree. He makes ecological charcoal from maize stalks.

Tanzania’s famous Chimpanzee in danger of extinction

Chimpanzees are facing the threat of extinction due to an increase in deaths and other threats including habitat destruction (natural forests) depletion of reserves, food shortages as well as disease.

Simple solutions for stubborn problems: Communities close to Kenya’s Tsavo National Park plant trees to save wildlife

Several farmers in Kenya are crying foul of wild animals destroying their food and crops. Communities around the Tsavo park have turned to tree planting as an innovation to end human-wildlife conflicts

Kenyan Conservancies Unable to Pay Leased Land amid COVID-19 Linked Drop in Tourism Revenue

So far Kenya has lost 80 per cent in revenues from tourism and 90 per cent from international arrivals since March this year

Grey headed gulls flying
Uganda’s Musambwa Island, the World’s Largest Breeding Colony for Grey-headed Gulls, Devastated by Floods amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Musambwa Island, the World’s Largest Breeding Colony for Grey-headed Gulls Devastated by Floods amid Coronavirus Pandemic.

Dry rocky lake shore, with a forest in the backyard
Tanzania’s Manyara Lake is drying up. Here’s why

Over the last 20 years, Lake Manyara has shrunk by over 90%.

A dead elephant
War, Climate Change and COVID-19 Cripple South Sudan’s Wildlife Conservation Efforts

Climate change is forcing wild animals to migrate to find safer places to live.
Such migration is bringing these wild animals closer to people’s settlements and is encourage poaching.
Read about the civil war, climate change and the effects of COVID-19 that is threatening South Sudan

Uganda’s First Oil: What is at Stake?

French oil multinational Total, its partner investors, and the Ugandan and Tanzanian governments will soon finalize their decision on the Lake Albert Development Project, Uganda’s first oil development
The effects of potential oil spills and infrastructure development would cause irreversible damage in the ecologically sensitive Albertine Region, which contributes 30% of Uganda’s fish stocks