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  • 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

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  • COP23: What The Least Developed Countries Expect from This Year’s UN Climate Change Negotiations

    10/10/2017 clip Water Journalists Africa

    Fredrick Mugira October 10, 2017 Ministers from Least Developed Countries have committed to ambitious climate action further urging global community to step up support at UN climate change negotiations in Germany next month. Ministers and Heads of Delegation from the Least Developed Countries (LDC) group met in Addis Ababa to discuss the priorities of the […]

  • Fears over Ethiopian dam’s costly impact on environment, people

    09/25/2017 clip The Conversation

    CAPTION: A man hangs fish to dry on the western shore of Lake Turkana. Reuters/Goran Tomasevic Sean Avery, University of Leicester Ethiopia’s GIBE III hydropower dam is now operational. However, rights groups have raised concerns over the impact that it is having on downstream communities and the environment. The Conversation Africa’s Samantha Spooner asked expert […]

  • Co-Production of Knowledge Set To Unlock Mistrust between Journalists and Scientists in Nile Basin

    09/20/2017 clip Water Journalists Africa

    By Fredrick Mugira Journalists and water scientists in the Nile basin are rooting for innovative strategies to bridge the gap between them. This, they say, would help to promote transboundary cooperation in the Nile riparian countries, a home to 437 million people. They were speaking in Cairo, Egypt during a workshop on communicating water science […]

  • Nile Water: Why Ethiopia’s new dam is a ‘no-war’ project

    09/13/2017 clip Eye Radio

    By Mabior Philip Through a concrete barrier, water flush forcefully, producing a froth. Maelstroms crash against the other and against eddies and rocks to produce a fascinating mixture of buzz and sparkle. This is the Ethiopia’s new dam on the Blue Nile, 40 kilometers away from the border with the Sudan. The dam, with a power […]

  • The Win-Win Situation on the GERD

    09/01/2017 clip The Ethiopian Reporter

    By Solomon Goshu After the announcement of the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in 2011, Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan have been at loggerheads with regards to the project. Addis Ababa is confident that the construction of the dam would not harm Egypt and Sudan but Cairo has been skeptical and wants the whole […]

  • Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan: Renewed Diplomatic Rivalry

    09/01/2017 clip The Ethiopian Reporter

    By Solomon Goshu Ethiopia-Egypt-Sudan relationship is an extremely complicated one by any standards. For ages, they have engaged in different wars, conflicts, and political quarrels against each other, and at times two of them allying against the other. The alliance has continuously shifted in different contexts. However, the Egypt-Sudan alliance, especially in Nile context, has […]

  • Rescuing Lake Tana

    09/01/2017 clip The Ethiopian Herald

    By Dagim Terefe The spread of an invasive alien species is neither easy to manage nor easy to reverse, threatening not only biodiversity but also economic development and human wellbeing. According to the United Nation Environmental Programme (UNEP), native to the Amazon Basin in South America, water hyacinth (water weed) has emerged as a dangerous […]

  • Meet James Kairo: The Kenya’s Mangrove Man


    Wanjohi Kabukuru On a general talk, it appears as if the Gazi project was initiated a few years ago. However after spending a few days in this rural outpost is when one realises that the project is a culmination of years of determined study and quiet determination by a quiet researcher who decided to make […]

  • Plights of The Dugong: Why Kenya’s Dugongs are under Threat


    Kenneth Esau Oduol In the past, Dugongs were widely distributed along the southern coast of Kenya. However, over the years a decline in the index of species abundance and extent of occurrence has been reported. Kenyan Marine expert suspect that without targeted species conservation efforts in the immediate and longer term these numbers will reduce […]


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