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Special Projects

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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

  • Global Warming & Climate Change

    07/19/2018 clip Andariya

    By: Leena Yassin Life on Earth depends almost entirely on energy coming from the Sun. Half of the light reaching the Earth’s atmosphere makes its way to the surface where it is absorbed and then radiated upwards in the form of infrared heat. About 90% of the heat coming from the sun is absorbed by greenhouse […]

  • Dp Ruto Orders Squatters to vacate Mau Forest


    The Government has ordered 600 families who have encroached on the Maasai Mau forest to leave. Deputy President William Ruto, who spoke at the weekend at Sogoo High School in Narok South where part of the forest is located, asked the squatters to move out, saying environmental conservation was crucial for the country. The move […]

  • Kenya Takes a Look into the Unkown: Its Underground Water Reserves

    07/13/2018 clip Thomson Reuters Foundation

    By Isaiah Esipisu (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 2 July 2018 UKUNDA – The sparkling seas that lap the miles of sand along Diani beach have made this corner of southeastern Kenya one of the country’s main tourist attractions. Yet few visitors would know that all the water in their taps comes from boreholes sunk into aquifers – […]

  • Coral Reefs of the Red Sea – Hanging In There!

    07/04/2018 clip Andariya

    By: Maha Khalil If you happened to be on a SCUBA diving or snorkeling trip to the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, in early 2016, or in Hawaii a few months earlier, you would have witnessed a confusing and ghostly scene. Instead of the coral gardens you were expecting with their vibrant pinks, purples, blues, yellows, and greens, […]

  • Lack of Clean Water Fuels Tanzania’s Cholera Outbreak

    07/04/2018 clip Bomba FM

    Raymond Mhaluka July 04, 2018 Cholera incidents in Songwe District of Songwe Province were an issue towards the end of last year and well into the beginning of 2018. The cause for these infections was the lack of access to clean water by villagers. However, they were equipped with basic sanitation skills to deal with […]

  • Poor Sanitation Could Worsen Tanzania Cholera Outbreaks

    07/04/2018 clip Bomba FM

    Raymond Mhaluka July 04, 2018 Lack of proper sanitation facilities in Songwe District of Songwe Province was cited as one of the reasons that contributed to the spread of cholera in the region, towards the end of last year and well into the beginning of 2018. Raymond Mhaluka of Bomba FM Radio visited the region […]

  • Climate Change and Energy Supply in Sudan: Opportunities and Challenges

    07/03/2018 clip Andariya

    By: Elgined ElSiddig Published with permission from the Energy_93 Blog.It is of no doubt that the world around us is changing, and this change gives rise to new challenges. The most notable challenges facing humans in this era are: the consumption of fossil-fuels energy and emissions of Greenhouse gases (GHG), their deleterious effect on the environment and the […]


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