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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  • Kenya: Sand Dams an Answer to Kenya’s Water Woes?

    04/11/2017

    Mary Mwendwa April 04, 2017 It is exactly 12 pm. At Mwinge River, many people are gathered with gallons, donkeys and handcarts ready to get the precious commodity water. The River is completely dry leaving behind carpets of sand and few rocks. In groups of five and seven, some people are digging the sand to […]

  • Dams are built for purposes such as generating hydroelectricity, creating recreational areas, minimizing flood risks, diverting water for irrigation, and providing water for towns and cities

    Construction of Two Dams Changes Village Life in Sudan

    04/10/2017

    Ishraga Abbas March 21, 2017 Two dams constructed in eastern Sudan have changed the lives of many village communities, enabling villagers to live lives they had never dreamed of. The citizens of Gedaref state in eastern Sudan celebrated the inauguration of Atbara and sitait dams early this year which are to produce electricity and most […]

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