InfoNile

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?

    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”

  • UN Climate Change Conference opens in Poland

    12/03/2018 clip Water Journalists Africa

    Water Journalists Africa Reporter December 03, 2018 The annual UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) has opened in the Polish city of Katowice. Some 30,000 representatives from 200 countries will be taking part in the two-week conference aimed at finalising the implementation guidelines for the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The guidelines will provide clarity on how […]

  • IPCC report confirms the need to keep fossil fuels in the ground to achieve 1.5ºC, 350.org says

    10/09/2018 clip Water Journalists Africa

    Our reporter October 09, 2018 One month after hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to demand real climate action as part of the Rise for Climate Mobilisation, the world’s scientists have issued their clearest call for avoiding the worst impacts of a warming world. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), UN-backed […]

  • Cape Town drought should serve as a warning to African cities – city mayor

    09/21/2018 clip Water Journalists Africa

    Fredrick Mugira After her city suffered a record drought, Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille says what befell the oldest city in South Africa should serve as a warning to vulnerable cities across the African continent. “There is no room to make mistakes,” stresses Patricia as she spoke in an interview with Water Journalists Africa […]

  • Ethiopia’s largest lake crippled by water weed and gaps in polices to conserve it

    09/06/2018 clip Water Journalists Africa

    Dagim Terefe Lake Tana, the source of Blue Nile ranks the largest lake in Ethiopia. But it’s contaminated. Its pollution is attributed to surface and underground discharge of wastes; degradation of its wetlands; siltation; upstream river damming; excessive withdrawal of its water for various purposes and introduction of invasive alien species into the lake. And […]

  • Singaporean students win Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2018

    08/29/2018 clip Water Journalists Africa

    WJA reporter August 29, 2018 Two students from Singapore, Caleb Liow Jia Le and Johnny Xiao Hong Yu, have won the 2018 Stockholm Junior Water Prize for producing reduced graphene oxide, a material that can be used to purify water, from agricultural waste products. H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden presented the prize at an […]

  • 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 […]

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