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Saving Swamps in East Africa

InfoNile is marking World Water Day 2019 with 4 original multimedia stories on innovative solutions that are working to conserve wetlands in East Africa.

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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…

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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.

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Swamp City

Special Project exploring how urbanization destroyed a critical Kampala wetland and why it matters. By Annika McGinnis and Fredrick Mugira

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RUNNING DRY: Booming informal trade of cross-border water sellers in Rwanda, D.R.Congo hit by border closure

A booming informal water trade between Rwanda and Goma, DRC, has slowed to a trickle during Covid-19, putting at risk more than a million Congolese who depend on Rwanda water.

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Amidst COVID-19, Omoro district fails to get shs1b for borehole repairs

Omoro district in northern Uganda is in dire dilemma after failing to get over shs1b ($269 million) for the repair of over 200 boreholes as directed by the Ministry of Water and Environment during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Karangura: Caught up between the dual danger of COVID-19 pandemic and water crisis

Young girls are getting pregnant. Domestic violence is on the rise. These are just some of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and its restrictions in an area where water is scarce, said Kikora Masereka, of Kyahwire zone, Karangura Sub County in Kabarole district of Western Uganda.

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Reaping from Harm; a slow extinction of Uganda’s wetlands: Locals hit by changing weather patterns as swamps along Lake Kyoga dry up

The Awoja tributary, which provides piped water for industrial and domestic use in all the 16 districts and towns of Teso sub-region, Uganda, faces a looming environmental disaster resulting from encroachment by its surrounding communities combined with the effects of climate change.

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WATER FOR CREDIT: How Small Loans are Helping Kenyans Harvest Rainwater, Invest in Sanitation during Pandemic

The WaterCredit financing initiative launched by Water.org has mobilized $244 million in micro-loans to help 3.9 million Kenyans access water and sanitation solutions.

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In Eastern Uganda, a New Solar-Powered Irrigation Project Helps Farmers Save Wetlands

Farmers in Paliisa, eastern Uganda, are earning hundreds of dollars more every week through a new solar-powered drip irrigation project that allows them to cultivate year-round in lands outside of the wetland.

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Into Their Own Hands: Kibera, Kenya’s Largest Slum, Tames COVID-19

By Henry Owino When Covid-19 was first reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) in March 2020 as a pandemic

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Youth in Sebei, Uganda Crush Plastic, Turn Human Waste into Cooking Fuel

A group of young people, majority women in Kapchorwa district Sebei sub-region, Eastern Uganda, have started a new project which is using solar energy to transform human and livestock waste into efficient cooking fuel.

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Making a difference: How a grassroots organization is preventing unintended pregnancies during COVID-19 lockdown

300 women from eight districts in southwestern Uganda are receiving deliveries of birth control by EPHWOR, Enforcement of Patients and Health Workers’ Rights Uganda, during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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