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

Special Projects

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


    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


    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

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Stories by “Thomson Reuters Foundation”

  • Kenya Takes a Look into the Unkown: Its Underground Water Reserves

    07/13/2018 clip Thomson Reuters Foundation

    By Isaiah Esipisu (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 2 July 2018 UKUNDA – The sparkling seas that lap the miles of sand along Diani beach have made this corner of southeastern Kenya one of the country’s main tourist attractions. Yet few visitors would know that all the water in their taps comes from boreholes sunk into aquifers – […]

  • No water? Parched Kenyans take up an unlikely new crop: fish

    05/09/2018 clip Thomson Reuters Foundation

    By Caroline Wambui ITUGURURU, Kenya, May 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Kenya’s often parched Tharaka Nithi County might seem an unlikely place to take up fish farming. But farmer James Muchangi thinks tilapia and catfish might be his crop of the future as climate change brings more unpredictable weather and worsening crop failures. After a […]

  • As Fruit Trees Fall, a Hunger Threat Looms in Kenya

    05/09/2018 clip Thomson Reuters Foundation

    By Caroline Wambui KAJUKI, Kenya, April 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When Leah Mutembei was growing up in Kajuki, a village in central Kenya, most farms were dotted with avocado and mango trees. “But now they have all gone,” the 32-year-old maize farmer said from her homestead, gesturing to the barren land nearby. “We had […]

  • Kenyan herders turn to grazing app to cut drought risks

    05/09/2018 clip Thomson Reuters Foundation

    By Anthony Langat ARKAMANA, Kenya, May 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – During times of drought, herder Buchu Boru has to walk tens of kilometres in search of pasture for his animals – with no guarantee he will find it. “Somebody tells you by word of mouth that there is pasture but on arriving you don’t […]


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