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

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  • 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

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  • Nile Basin countries need a deal on the river and the water

    04/10/2018

    More than 300 million people rely on the waters of the River Nile. The Nile river basin contains over 10 per cent of Africa’s landmass, in 11 countries: Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Egypt, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea and Kenya. Many of these countries rely almost exclusively on the Nile […]

  • Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt talks on Renaissance dam fail to progress

    04/06/2018 clip Ethiopian Reporter

    Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan failed to make progress over the impact of Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on water share of downstream countries on Thursday in Khartoum. In the embedded article, Ethiopian Reporter Newspaper learnt from an Ethiopian foreign affairs office’s high official that the talk ended without any breakthrough because Egypt disagree with the […]

  • Land Degradation Undermines Well-Being of 3.2 Billion People

    03/28/2018 clip IPBES Media Team

    IPBES Media Team(IPBES) Worsening land degradation caused by human activities is undermining the well-being of two fifths of humanity, driving species extinctions and intensifying climate change. It is also a major contributor to mass human migration and increased conflict, according to the world’s first comprehensive evidence-based assessment of land degradation and restoration. The dangers of […]

  • Nairobi Might Head the Cape Town Way, Says Assessment by Down To Earth Magazine

    03/22/2018 clip Centre for Science and Environment

    Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) March 21, 2018 Warning bells have been sounded by Down To Earth, the magazine that Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) helps publish, on this year’s World Water Day (today) – many of the world’s leading cities will see Cape Town-like water crisis in the not too distant future. […]

  • 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.

  • IHE Delft Boosts Sustainable Water Services Management in Uganda’s Small Towns

    03/20/2018 clip Water Journalists Africa

    Saphira Nahabwe Some water wells and streams in drier villages of north and north-eastern Uganda are drying up again. But, a number of families in these villages are not worried. For, they will no longer depend on vagaries of these water resources to meet their water needs. Now, National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has […]

  • Rwanda: Beer Company Produces Energy from Waste Water to Heat Boilers

    03/09/2018

    PAMACC News Agency March 9, 2018 A beer making company in Rwanda is now producing energy from wastewater organic pollutants to power its boiler equipment. The Skol Brewery has partnered with the Global Water Engineering (GWE) to turn wastewater organic pollutants into biogas for internal use while achieving high environmental benefits. Rwanda has a strong […]

  • Japan Extends Support to Drought Hit Somalia and Central African Republic

    03/02/2018 clip Africa Newsroom

    Africa Newsroom The Government of Japan has extended Emergency Grant Aid of nine million US dollars for the persons living under the severe humanitarian situation caused by conflict and drought in Somalia and Central African Republic. This Emergency Grant Aid is to provide humanitarian assistance for Somalia and Central African Republic which suffer from the […]

  • Northern Uganda: Water Wars Flare Up As Drought Hits Hard

    03/02/2018 clip PAMACC News Agency

    PAMACC News Agency Over one thousand Karamojong pastoralists facing severe starvation in Northern Uganda have been accused of destroying crops belonging to local farmers within parts of the region, as they move around with their livestock in search of water and greener pastures. According to Paul Lopuk, the community head of pastoralists in Karamoja, the […]

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