InfoNile

"Geo"data journalism. Mapping stories on water issues in the Nile Basin.

Special Projects

  • 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 […]

  • 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

  • Are genetically modified crops the answer to agricultural revolution in Nile basin and other African countries?

    08/24/2018 clip STIAS

    Michelle Rotchford Galloway STIAS Media Officer August 24, 2018 There is a need to address the disconnect between donors and farmers, and engage in meaningful dialogue and research to understand the context and consequences of genetically modified (GM) crops on a case-by-case and setting-by-setting basis. “One size definitely does not fit all!” This is the […]

  • Climate change’s imprint on the Nile Basin

    08/22/2018 clip The Niles

    Asmaa Nassar/The Niles Climate change and increasing human activity alongside the River Nile threatens this life-sustaining resource. By 2050, around a billion people will live in the countries through which the Nile and its tributaries flow. That alone will put enormous stress on the water supply. Governments are faced with challenges in food resources in […]

  • The Blue Nile is Not Blue!

    08/17/2018 clip Water Journalists Africa

    Ishraqa Abbas When our polite tour guide at the Grand Addis Ababa Hotel told us that our trip to the source of the Blue Nile (the Blue Nile gorge) would be exciting and enjoyable, it never came to my mind it could be that horrible and tiring; and that I would be one of the […]

  • Health hazard looms in fishing community of Chiulu in Tanzania

    08/05/2018 clip Unyanja FM Radio

    Patrick Kossima, Unyanja FM Radio The constant harassment of fishermen by authorities in a beach village next to Lake Nyasa could be a contributing factor to the lack of adequate sanitary facilities in the area. Chiulu village is located about 7km south east of Nyasa District Headquarters. People here engage in a number of income […]

  • Communities are increasingly experiencing water scarcity as a result of climate change, a phenomenon that affects the livelihoods. Photo by Mary Mwendwa

    How untreated water led to cholera outbreak in a Tanzanian village

    08/05/2018 clip Nyanja FM Radio

    Patrick Kossima, Unyanja FM Radio For a long time, Lundo, a village of over 1800 people in Nyasa District, mainland Tanzania has grappled with the constant challenge of access to clean and safe drinking water, something which has greatly contributed to outbreaks of dysentery and cholera. Such was the situation between November 2017 and March […]

  • Podcast tells the sad story of Rukwa, Tanzania’s disappearing lake

    08/05/2018 clip Lake Rukwa Radio

    Prosper Kwigize Even though Tanzania is one of East Africa’s natural resource-rich countries, some of her people continue to use such natural resources as lakes, rivers and the ocean in an unsustainable manner thereby  threatening their very existence. In the recent past for example, the country has witnessed the drying and disappearance of rivers. It […]

  • Tanganyika: A lake on the verge of extinction

    08/05/2018

    Proper Kwigize Lake Tanganyika caters for the water needs of more than 50 million people in four countries including Tanzania, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia. However, recent data shows that the depth of this Lake – which is located west of Tanzania, north of Zambia and east of both the DR Congo […]

  • Is Sahara desert swallowing Sudanese villages?

    08/01/2018 clip Andariya

    By: Tagwa Warrag The Sahel region of West Africa is a unique part of Africa that exists as a thin band bordered on the North by the Saharan desert and on the South by more lush, tropical savannahs. The Sahel is considered to be one of Africa’s most productive regions. However, it is prone to highly […]

  • 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.

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