InfoNile

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

Special Projects

  • Saving Swamps in East Africa

    03/22/2019

    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

    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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  • World Reacts to Trump Exiting Paris Agreement

    06/02/2017

    Water Journalists Africa June 02, 2017 As Donald Trump finally announced his long-awaited decision for the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, civil society representatives and social movement leaders from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States vowed to build people power to address the climate crisis. “The U.S. pull-out from the […]

  • FAO Petitions Pan-African Parliament to Unlock Africa’s Agriculture Potential

    05/16/2017

    Water Journalists Africa May 16, 2017 Even with some large arid and semi-arid areas, the Africa’s vast water resources are, on average underutilized, with only about 2-3 percent of renewable water resource in use, compared to five percent worldwide. Africa is also home to an abundant supply of labour for agriculture-related products and services. However, […]

  • Water Management Key to Stability in the Middle East and North Africa

    05/15/2017

    InfoNile May 15, 2017 The importance of water management for sustainable development and stability in the Middle East and North Africa is at the heart of the League of Arab States’ conference on the Sustainable Development Goals which opened in Cairo yesterday. The World Bank Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa, Hafez […]

  • Experts blame the decrease in Lake Victoria water levels on deforestation, encroachment of water towers and climate change among others

    Climate Variability a Threat to River Nile

    04/28/2017

    Kenya is among the three countries together with Uganda and Tanzania covered by Lake Victoria basin. It’s estimated that close to 30 million people depend on the lake both directly and indirectly. Its fish are an important source of food, and the lure of the lake, the evasive source of the Nile, draws tourists to […]

  • Climate change is exacerbating the impact of the drought in Somalia

    Somalia: Water Scarcity and Drought Heighten Risk to Women of Childbearing Age

    04/28/2017

    Of the 6.2 million people affected by the drought ravaging Somalia, more than 1.5 million are women of childbearing age. UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is particularly concerned about the fate of 607,000 pregnant women across the country who need maternal health services to ensure a safe pregnancy and delivery, including emergency obstetric services. […]

  • Communities are increasingly experiencing water scarcity as a result of climate change, a phenomenon that affects the livelihoods. Photo by Mary Mwendwa

    African Civil Society Organizations Strategize for Green Climate Fund

    04/28/2017

    One of the key outcomes of the COP22 in Marrakech was the establishment of a new transparency fund with the injection of some USD50 million by some developed countries, to encourage transparency efforts in the fight against climate change. African civil society organizations under the aegis of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) to […]

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