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

Water Journalists Africa

Stories by “Water Journalists Africa”

  • The Blue Nile is Not Blue!

    08/17/2018 clip Water Journalists Africa

    Ishraqa Abbas When our polite tour guide at the Grand Addis Ababa Hotel told us that our trip to the source of the Blue Nile (the Blue Nile gorge) would be exciting and enjoyable, it never came to my mind it could be that horrible and tiring; and that I would be one of the […]

  • Health hazard looms in fishing community of Chiulu in Tanzania

    08/05/2018 clip Unyanja FM Radio

    Patrick Kossima, Unyanja FM Radio The constant harassment of fishermen by authorities in a beach village next to Lake Nyasa could be a contributing factor to the lack of adequate sanitary facilities in the area. Chiulu village is located about 7km south east of Nyasa District Headquarters. People here engage in a number of income […]

  • Communities are increasingly experiencing water scarcity as a result of climate change, a phenomenon that affects the livelihoods. Photo by Mary Mwendwa

    How untreated water led to cholera outbreak in a Tanzanian village

    08/05/2018 clip Nyanja FM Radio

    Patrick Kossima, Unyanja FM Radio For a long time, Lundo, a village of over 1800 people in Nyasa District, mainland Tanzania has grappled with the constant challenge of access to clean and safe drinking water, something which has greatly contributed to outbreaks of dysentery and cholera. Such was the situation between November 2017 and March […]

  • Podcast tells the sad story of Rukwa, Tanzania’s disappearing lake

    08/05/2018 clip Lake Rukwa Radio

    Prosper Kwigize Even though Tanzania is one of East Africa’s natural resource-rich countries, some of her people continue to use such natural resources as lakes, rivers and the ocean in an unsustainable manner thereby  threatening their very existence. In the recent past for example, the country has witnessed the drying and disappearance of rivers. It […]

  • Ethiopia Invests US$ 31.4 Million in Innovative Next-Generation Solar Refrigerators for Vaccines

    07/20/2018 clip Water Journalists Africa

    Water Journalists Africa The Federal Ministry of Health has procured over 6,000 Solar Direct Drive (SDD) refrigerators for health posts and woreda (district) health offices in areas without reliable electricity. The devices will store vaccines at health facilities which will help keep millions of children alive and healthy. The Federal Ministry of Health fully funded […]

  • Expert Calls for More Data and Co-Operation to Protect Water Quality in Africa

    06/08/2018 clip Water Journalists Africa

    Michelle Galloway Unequal distribution of water sources and climate change impacts are worsening the problem of lack of access to clean drinking water in several African countries. This is according to Lydia Olaka, a Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study fellow. Olaka who is with the Department of Geology at the University of Nairobi, is undertaking […]

  • Climate Change Affects GDP of African Agro-Based Economies

    06/08/2018 clip Water Journalists Africa

    GEORGE MHANGO, in Zanzibar Adverse flush floods and weather conditions across many African countries within the Great Africa Lakes Region are set to affect gross domestic products for agro-based economies if regional trade blocs do not work together in providing collective solutions. Already, Malawi and Uganda, which are also landlocked countries, are being affected in […]

  • Karuma Hydropower Project nears Completion

    05/15/2018 clip Water Journalists Africa

    Water Journalists Africa As the 600 MW Karuma Hydropower project edges towards completion, a crucial milestone is currently underway – the installation of hydro mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment. This set of equipment includes the turbine and associate parts like the bottom ring, head cover, wicket gate, turbine shaft, rotor and stator etc. “We are currently […]

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