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

Special Projects

  • 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

UN environment

Stories by “UN environment”

  • Our water, our future

    06/27/2018 clip UN environment

    How women are pushing national change in one of Africa’s smallest nations. While the idea of an island may call to mind the image of a beach paradise, for the world’s 51 Small Island Developing States this is all too often a fragile idyll. Small, often economically at the mercy of their larger neighbours and […]

  • Exploring the nature of resilience: A trip down Kenya’s Athi River

    06/25/2018 clip UN environment

    The Athi River starts in the iconic Ngong Hills that rise above Nairobi. It flows past the bustling metropolis and through Kenya’s largest national park, Tsavo East, until it finally reaches the Indian Ocean. The river, its tributaries and riverbanks are the source of irrigation and drinking water for millions of people, and wildlife. Its […]

  • Empowering African policymakers to combat wildlife trafficking

    04/26/2018 clip UN environment

    In the past decade, the African elephant population has declined by an estimated 111,000, according to a 2016 report, primarily due to poaching. Malawi, identified by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) as a “country of primary concern”, has lost 50 per cent of its elephant population […]


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