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

Special Projects

  • 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

Africa Newsroom

Stories by “Africa Newsroom”

  • Korea and UNICEF Scale Up Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services in Ugandan Schools

    04/30/2018 clip Africa Newsroom

    Africa Newsroom The Korea International Cooperation Agency and UNICEF – the United Nations Children’s Fund – have launched a five year programme to scale up water, sanitation and hygiene services in schools in Karamoja. The programme will be executed until 2022, benefitting 56,000 children from 100 schools in all Karamoja districts – Abim, Amudat, Kaabong, […]

  • Uganda and Russia to Cooperate in the Water and Environment Sector

    04/30/2018 clip Africa Newsroom

    Africa Newsroom At the side-lines of the Interparliamentary Union meetings that took place in St . Petersburg in October 2017, H.E Ambassador Johnson Agara OLWA held meetings with the officials from the Office of the Governor of St. Petersburg and requested for cooperation between Uganda and the City of St. Petersburg in Russia. One of […]

  • Japan Extends Support to Drought Hit Somalia and Central African Republic

    03/02/2018 clip Africa Newsroom

    Africa Newsroom The Government of Japan has extended Emergency Grant Aid of nine million US dollars for the persons living under the severe humanitarian situation caused by conflict and drought in Somalia and Central African Republic. This Emergency Grant Aid is to provide humanitarian assistance for Somalia and Central African Republic which suffer from the […]

  • IOM, USAID Improve Access to Clean Water, Safe Sanitation in South Sudan

    01/04/2018 clip Africa Newsroom

    Africa Newsroom The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have launched a large-scale project to provide equitable access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services for people affected by the crisis in South Sudan while strengthening prevention of gender-based violence (GBV). South Sudan has one of the world’s […]


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