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"Geo"data journalism. Mapping stories on water issues in the Nile Basin.

Special Projects

  • What Is Eating up MV Liemba’s Dock Space at Lake Tanganyika?

    06/11/2018

    An InfoNile Original Feature  By Prosper Kwigize For the past 100 years, smooth docking at Kigoma Harbor of Lake Tanganyika was almost daily routine for MV Liemba, one of the world’s oldest ships, manufactured about 100 years ago in Germany. But now things have changed. Near-flawless docking is impossible! The lake is shrinking. The shoreline […]

  • 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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  • Bonn Climate Talks Focus on Agriculture

    05/04/2018 clip PAMACC News Agency

    May 4, 2018 Farmers are among the first victims of climate change as they rely on the weather and the environment in its entirety for their production and livelihoods. But until the last climate meeting in Bonn in November 2017, agriculture had been missing from the decisions of the Conference of Parties (COP) of the […]

  • Northern Uganda: Water Wars Flare Up As Drought Hits Hard

    03/02/2018 clip PAMACC News Agency

    PAMACC News Agency Over one thousand Karamojong pastoralists facing severe starvation in Northern Uganda have been accused of destroying crops belonging to local farmers within parts of the region, as they move around with their livestock in search of water and greener pastures. According to Paul Lopuk, the community head of pastoralists in Karamoja, the […]

  • UN Report Roots for Investing in Green Energy Infrastructure to Fast-Track Africa’s Development

    02/07/2018 clip PAMACC News Agency

    PAMACC News Agency Energy consumption in Africa is the lowest in the world, and per capita consumption has barely changed since 2000 shows The Atlas of Africa Energy Resources, a report jointly published by the UN Environment and African Development Bank. Current energy production in Africa is insufficient to meet demand. About a third of […]

  • Why Is Climate Change Momentum Weakening in African Civil Society Organizations?

    01/24/2018 clip PAMACC News Agency

    PAMACC News Agency Several civil society organizations in Africa have been at the forefront of building momentum for vulnerable people on the continent and other developing economies to access climate justice. The voices were high and loud going into the UN Conference of Parties (COP21) on Climate Change which produced the historic Paris Agreement on […]

  • Growing Antimicrobial Resistance Linked To Discharge of Chemicals into Environment Worry UN Environment

    12/05/2017 clip PAMACC News Agency

    PAMACC News Agency December 5, 2015 Growing antimicrobial resistance linked to discharge of drugs and particular chemicals into the environment is one of the most worrying health threats today, according to new research from UN Environment that highlights emerging challenges and solutions in the environmental space. Launched during the United Nations Environment Assembly at UN […]

  • COP 23: Africa, World Leaders Sign Commitment for Faster Climate Action

    11/13/2017 clip PAMACC News Agency

    PAMACC News Agency November 13, 2017 Regional and local leaders attending COP23 in Bonn have made it very clear that global warming is worsening, and that its consequences are upon humanity. At a moment of escalating environmental crisis on land, air and sea, leaders including those from Africa signed the Bonn-Fiji Commitment on Sunday November […]

  • COP23: Inaction by Any Party at COP23 is Equivalent to Alliance with Donald Trump- Civil Society Groups Insist

    11/07/2017 clip PAMACC News Agency

    PAMACC News Agency November 7, 2017 The decision by the US President Donald Trump to pull the United States from the Paris climate agreement has been met with strong criticism from African civil society sounding a knell against countries or parties that follow in his footsteps. African civil society under the leadership of the Pan […]

  • COP 23: What Is At Stake For Africa?

    11/07/2017 clip PAMACC News Agency

    PAMACC News Agency November 7, 2017 Delegates from about 196 countries have gathered in Bonn, Germany for what has become a semblance of a yearly ritual – the 23rd conference of parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The conference holds from the 6 -17 November 2017 in Bonn under […]

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