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 […]

  • Pond saves Mara River from gold mining pollution

    06/02/2018 clip Daily News (TZ)

    “By Jacob Mugini The road leading to Murito meanders through small and large scale agricultural farms but reaches this once infamous village in Tarime, Mara region of Northern Tanzania. Two years ago, before a gold refining pond was constructed in this village, Murito was like any other remote villages in northern Tanzania. But now, this […]

  • 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

The Standard

Stories by “The Standard”

  • 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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