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

The Standard

Stories by “The Standard”

  • Concern Over Small Towns as Water Day is Celebrated

    03/22/2019 clip The Standard

    Emerging small towns have been identified as a direct threat to water, sanitation and hygiene sustainability. As the World Water Day is celebrated today, figures show Kenya’s per capita for water is dwindling rapidly.Haphazard development can only strain water resources more; there has been an 80 per cent drop in the past 45 years.Addressing 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, […]

  • Pain of Green Park families who have to move after sinking savings in houses

    06/19/2018 clip The Standard

    Sixty-nine year-old Francis Opiyo only wanted a home where he could retire peacefully after serving as the Officer Commanding Police Division in Nyando. From his retirement benefits he managed to buy a house at the upmarket Green Park Estate that is located in Athi River for Sh6 million. The year was 2006.But his dream for […]

  • Five killed in Tana River flooding

    04/12/2018 clip The Standard

    The death toll in the floods in parts of Tana River County in Kenya has risen to five after three days of heavy rains. Yesterday morning at Bilbil on the Bura-Garissa highway, a seasonal river flowing into Tana River swept away two children who were swimming in a canal in the Bura Irrigation Scheme. The […]


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