Geodata journalism. Mapping stories on water issues in the Nile Basin.

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Stories on “Wetland Cover“

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • Decades of wise use pay off for a Kabale wetland


    Community ownership agreement in Mugandu-Buramba wetland has kept the wetland intact for 40 years while helping farmers gain livelihoods Story and multimedia by Fredrick Mugira Technical support by Annika McGinnis and Code for Africa CLICK HERE to see full multimedia story There are blooming flowers in Mugandu–Buramba wetland in the southwestern Uganda’s district of Kabale, […]

  • 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 […]


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