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Stories on “Wetlands in the Nile Basin“

  • 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

  • Pain of Green Park families who have to move after sinking savings in houses

    06/19/2018 clip The Standard

    Sixty-nine year-old Francis Opiyo only wanted a home where he could retire peacefully after serving as the Officer Commanding Police Division in Nyando. From his retirement benefits he managed to buy a house at the upmarket Green Park Estate that is located in Athi River for Sh6 million. The year was 2006. But his dream […]

  • Nation’s effort towards greenery program

    06/13/2018 clip The Ethiopian Herald

    The fact that biology tells us is life is the result of mutual existence. Nothing is capable to stand alone. Even human being that has the ultimate power to control the nature cannot live without the existence of plants and animals for life is the result of interdependence. Cognizant of this, Ethiopia has been implementing […]

  • Water conflicts in Africa are exacerbated by climate change

    06/10/2018 clip Afed magazine

    Not far from the historical city of Timbuktu, the livestock breeders Kidan and his wife and daughter live peacefully, isolated from the city controlled by an extremist group. However, this isolation ends with a fisherman killing one of Kidan’s cows because of the destruction of fishing nets while drinking from the Niger River. Kidan rushes […]

  • Expert Calls for More Data and Co-Operation to Protect Water Quality in Africa

    06/08/2018 clip Water Journalists Africa

    Michelle Galloway Unequal distribution of water sources and climate change impacts are worsening the problem of lack of access to clean drinking water in several African countries. This is according to Lydia Olaka, a Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study fellow. Olaka who is with the Department of Geology at the University of Nairobi, is undertaking […]

  • Climate Change Affects GDP of African Agro-Based Economies

    06/08/2018 clip Water Journalists Africa

    GEORGE MHANGO, in Zanzibar Adverse flush floods and weather conditions across many African countries within the Great Africa Lakes Region are set to affect gross domestic products for agro-based economies if regional trade blocs do not work together in providing collective solutions. Already, Malawi and Uganda, which are also landlocked countries, are being affected in […]

  • Landslide kills 23 in Ethiopia

    05/28/2018 clip Fana Broadcast

    Landslide in South Oromia region of Ethiopia kills 23, on Saturday. It is reported that 16 of the fatalities were women.  FANA broadcasting corporate reported that the landslide happened after hours of heavy rains in the evening.  Six people also injured and more than 30 domestic animals killed. Related

  • Eastern Nile Basin. Journalists are not suffering alone

    05/27/2018 clip Suna News agency

    Ishraqa Abbas Journalists are not the only ones who face great challenges in terms of Nile water information. The experts, scientists and politicians involved are also facing these challenges, making the mission of media harder. As highlighted by a scientific workshop that discussed the problems of communication and scientific information relations, between the media and […]


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