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Oil and Gas Blocks in the Nile Basin

Stories on “Oil and Gas Blocks in the Nile Basin“

  • 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 platform on disaster risk reduction: we need a drastic change of course

    05/25/2019 clip Africa Newsroom

    Africa Newsroom May 25, 2019 The impacts of climate change, associated sea level rise and extreme weather are amplifying as a result of record greenhouse gas levels and combining with urbanization, environmental degradation and water stress to produce interlocking crises. There needs to be a drastic change of course, according to the top global forum […]

  • UK Government allocates £8 million to drought response in Somalia

    05/25/2019 clip Africa Newsroom

    Africa newsroom May 25, 2019 The UK government is providing £8 million for humanitarian support to Somalis affected by the current drought. The funds will go towards providing food security, nutrition, clean water, basic health services and livestock vaccination; this extra support will provide a significant boost to those affected by the drought. Many thousands […]

  • Rising demand for sand worsens drought occurrence

    05/07/2019 clip Water Journalists Africa

    Water Journalists Africa May 07, 2019 With the global demand for sand and gravel standing at 40 to 50 billion tonnes per year, a new report by UN Environment reveals that aggregate extraction in rivers has led to pollution, flooding, lowering of water aquifers and worsening drought occurrence. The report Sand and sustainability: Finding new […]

  • Experts root for public involvement in conservation of Ethiopia’s national parks

    04/30/2019 clip Ethiopian Press Agency

    Wildlife conservation experts in Ethiopian are rooting for public involvement in conservation of national parks in the country to protect them from dangers such as bush burning. They says the public should be aware that any danger in natural resources also affects community’s life directly. Therefore, every stakeholder should protect and conserve the wildlife, wildlife […]

  • Khartoum pollution. Environmental culture is absent


    Khartoum raised its head, hoping that her illness get treated among the last set of constitutional amendments … but nothing happened, and so she returned to bury her head in the garbage. The capital of Sudan, which until 1950 was the cleanest among African capitals, has become one of the world’s most polluted cities. Experts […]

  • UN report calls for urgent action to tackle chemical pollution as global production is set to double by 2030

    03/11/2019 clip Water Journalists Africa

    Water Journalists Africa/ UN Environment-News Desk March 11, 2019 Countries will not meet the internationally agreed goal to minimize the adverse impacts of chemicals and waste by 2020, meaning that urgent action is required to reduce further damage to human health and economies, according to a UN report released today. The second Global Chemicals Outlook, presented during the […]

  • Environmental Challenges in Sudan

    03/09/2019 clip fanack

    The environmental challenges facing Sudan — a country in east Africa with an area of 1.88 million square kilometers — are major. The country, which has three climatic zones, each with their own biodiversity, is ravaged by war: conflict has broken out in 32.7% of its total area and that consume approximately two thirds of its total budget. Sudan […]

  • Africa Sinking Deeper into Hunger

    03/05/2019 clip SciDev.Net

    [DAR ES SALAAM]  African leaders must have strong political will to tackle food insecurity as a new report shows that hunger is increasing after years of decline on the continent, an expert says. According to the report which was launched in Ethiopia this month (13 February), Sub-Saharan Africa  is the region most affected by hunger, undermining the […]

  • Beyond Fueling Land Grabs: Dams and Reservoirs Worsen Water Shortages

    02/07/2019 clip New Vision

    Fredrick Mugira February 05, 2019 Kaswa is a small village along river Muzizi, 285 kilometers west of Kampala, just at the border of Kagadi and Kyenjojo districts. Up to 17 hectares of this village sit on a site that will, in the next three years, be a power dam. Villagers on this portion of the […]


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