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


    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 […]

  • Expert Calls for More Data and Co-Operation to Protect Water Quality in Africa

    06/08/2018 clip Water Journalists Africa

    Michelle Galloway Unequal distribution of water sources and climate change impacts are worsening the problem of lack of access to clean drinking water in several African countries. This is according to Lydia Olaka, a Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study fellow. Olaka who is with the Department of Geology at the University of Nairobi, is undertaking […]

  • Climate Change Affects GDP of African Agro-Based Economies

    06/08/2018 clip Water Journalists Africa

    GEORGE MHANGO, in Zanzibar Adverse flush floods and weather conditions across many African countries within the Great Africa Lakes Region are set to affect gross domestic products for agro-based economies if regional trade blocs do not work together in providing collective solutions. Already, Malawi and Uganda, which are also landlocked countries, are being affected in […]

  • Pond saves Mara River from gold mining pollution

    06/02/2018 clip Daily News (TZ)

    “By Jacob Mugini The road leading to Murito meanders through small and large scale agricultural farms but reaches this once infamous village in Tarime, Mara region of Northern Tanzania. Two years ago, before a gold refining pond was constructed in this village, Murito was like any other remote villages in northern Tanzania. But now, this […]

  • Nile Media Debates: Getting Sudan in the Picture

    05/11/2018 clip Flows

    EMANUELE FANTINI · May 3rd, World Press Freedom Day was celebrated all around the world. Two special – and personal – mentions: the first one for my colleague Iginio Gagliardone (University of Wits, Johannesburg), lead researchers with Nicole Streamlau (University of Oxford) and Monroe Price (University of Pennsylvania), of the UNESCO report World Trends in Freedom of […]

  • Korea and UNICEF Scale Up Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services in Ugandan Schools

    04/30/2018 clip Africa Newsroom

    Africa Newsroom The Korea International Cooperation Agency and UNICEF – the United Nations Children’s Fund – have launched a five year programme to scale up water, sanitation and hygiene services in schools in Karamoja. The programme will be executed until 2022, benefitting 56,000 children from 100 schools in all Karamoja districts – Abim, Amudat, Kaabong, […]

  • Uganda and Russia to Cooperate in the Water and Environment Sector

    04/30/2018 clip Africa Newsroom

    Africa Newsroom At the side-lines of the Interparliamentary Union meetings that took place in St . Petersburg in October 2017, H.E Ambassador Johnson Agara OLWA held meetings with the officials from the Office of the Governor of St. Petersburg and requested for cooperation between Uganda and the City of St. Petersburg in Russia. One of […]

  • Empowering African policymakers to combat wildlife trafficking

    04/26/2018 clip UN environment

    In the past decade, the African elephant population has declined by an estimated 111,000, according to a 2016 report, primarily due to poaching. Malawi, identified by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) as a “country of primary concern”, has lost 50 per cent of its elephant population […]


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