InfoNile

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

Original Projects

Original Projects

  • A WEED GROWN OUT OF CONTROL

    07/30/2018

    The world’s fastest growing plant is harming the fishing industry, agriculture, and local tourism in northwestern Ethiopia, the source of the Blue Nile.

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

    06/11/2018

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Cracking down on illegal fishing gear in Lake Victoria bears fruit

    05/25/2018

    By Nyamiti Kayora and Sylvester Bulengela In Nyamatongo village, Sengerema District of Mwanza Province can be found Joseph Kando Mkama, a well known fisherman, who goes by the name “The Dove” among his contemporaries. He has just been caught by law enforcers in possession of illegal fishing nets worth more than 1 billion Tanzanian shillings […]

  • 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

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