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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  • 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.

  • Decades of wise use pay off for a Kabale wetland

    03/21/2019

    Community ownership agreement in Mugandu-Buramba wetland has kept the wetland intact for 40 years while helping farmers gain livelihoods Story and multimedia by Fredrick Mugira Technical support by Annika McGinnis and Code for Africa CLICK HERE to see full multimedia story There are blooming flowers in Mugandu–Buramba wetland in the southwestern Uganda’s district of Kabale, […]

  • Khartoum pollution. Environmental culture is absent

    03/16/2019

    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 […]

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