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

Special Projects

  • 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

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  • 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 […]

  • UN report calls for urgent action to tackle chemical pollution as global production is set to double by 2030

    03/11/2019 clip Water Journalists Africa

    Water Journalists Africa/ UN Environment-News Desk March 11, 2019 Countries will not meet the internationally agreed goal to minimize the adverse impacts of chemicals and waste by 2020, meaning that urgent action is required to reduce further damage to human health and economies, according to a UN report released today. The second Global Chemicals Outlook, presented during the […]

  • Environmental Challenges in Sudan

    03/09/2019 clip fanack

    The environmental challenges facing Sudan — a country in east Africa with an area of 1.88 million square kilometers — are major. The country, which has three climatic zones, each with their own biodiversity, is ravaged by war: conflict has broken out in 32.7% of its total area and that consume approximately two thirds of its total budget. Sudan […]

  • Africa Sinking Deeper into Hunger

    03/05/2019 clip SciDev.Net

    [DAR ES SALAAM]  African leaders must have strong political will to tackle food insecurity as a new report shows that hunger is increasing after years of decline on the continent, an expert says. According to the report which was launched in Ethiopia this month (13 February), Sub-Saharan Africa  is the region most affected by hunger, undermining the […]

  • Bleak Future as Weed Chokes up Victoria’s 1,400 Hectares in Four Days

    03/04/2019 clip The Standard

    The water hyacinth in Lake Victoria spread to 1,441 more hectares within four days, according to satellite images released by a State agency yesterday. The images by the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) showed the area covered by the weed increased from 6,142 hectares on February 11 to 7,583 hectares on February 15. This is […]

  • As Drought Scavenges Turkana, Children are Going Hungry

    03/01/2019 clip The Standard

    There are fears that harsh weather conditions in Turkana County could aggravate the food shortage crisis with concerns pupils will drop out of school. More pupils are going hungry after organisations that used to supplement government’s school feeding programmes, suspended their help over delayed funding. The County education quality and standard assurance officer Mr. Kavai Kisia, […]

  • Beyond Fueling Land Grabs: Dams and Reservoirs Worsen Water Shortages

    02/07/2019 clip New Vision

    Fredrick Mugira February 05, 2019 Kaswa is a small village along river Muzizi, 285 kilometers west of Kampala, just at the border of Kagadi and Kyenjojo districts. Up to 17 hectares of this village sit on a site that will, in the next three years, be a power dam. Villagers on this portion of the […]

  • Nile perch threatened in East Africa

    01/24/2019 clip Chinadiologue Ocean

    Geoffrey Kamadi Eunice Atieno Ong’iro, 34, slices open a Nile perch and pulls out an off-white organ, hardly a fistful in size. She places it on a scale, jots down its weight in a notebook and stores it away in a plastic bag. In just a few seconds the process is complete and she is […]


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