InfoNile

"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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  • Fast and convenient: Is the Nile still an important transport route?

    11/13/2018 clip The Niles

    Davis Mugume/The Niles November 13, 2018 The River Nile has been used for millennia as a means of transporting people and goods, preceding even Ancient Egyptian civilisation. Today it serves as both a transport route and an attraction for locals and tourists alike. Up until the 19th century and the arrival of the steam engine, […]

  • Climate change’s imprint on the Nile Basin

    08/22/2018 clip The Niles

    Asmaa Nassar/The Niles Climate change and increasing human activity alongside the River Nile threatens this life-sustaining resource. By 2050, around a billion people will live in the countries through which the Nile and its tributaries flow. That alone will put enormous stress on the water supply. Governments are faced with challenges in food resources in […]

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