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Rothschild Giraffe crossing a path in Nairobi National Park

Saving the Rothschild Giraffe in Kenya

The Rothschild Giraffe, only found in Kenya and Uganda, is alarmingly decreasing in population and faces risk of extinction.

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Narrow escape for reporters in Bugoma forest

While bulldozers from Hoima Sugar are advancing to convert the Bugoma Forest landscape into an expansive sugarcane plantation, charcoal burners are converting the big rain catchers into charcoal.

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Top InfoNile Stories of 2020: Water, Climate Change and COVID-19 in the Nile Basin

The top InfoNile projects and stories of 2020, highlighting important stories in the Nile Basin around water access, climate change, wildlife and Covid-19.

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CHAMPIONS OF SUSTAINABILITY: East African youth are innovating to adapt to climate change

Youth in communities across East Africa are innovating to adapt to the region’s changing climate, a cross-border project led by InfoNile has found.

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Sucked Dry: Foreign Land Deals Threaten to Impair River Nile, Displace Millions

WHO OWNS THE WATERS OF THE NILE? A yearlong cross-border data journalism investigation about large-scale foreign land deals in the Nile

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Water station in Neem village.

The Dark Side of Sudan’s Oil

Decades of oil drilling in West Kordofan province was linked to water contamination, environmental changes and health effects for citizens. Details here…

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Circular Economy Best Bet to Tackle Solid Waste Menace in Kenya

It is estimated that Kenya generates 22,000 metric tonnes of waste per day, with around 60 per cent of it being organic waste that can be recycled to something usable.

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How carbon trade is a shield against poverty, climate change for Ugandan farmers

Carbon trading schemes have helped to improve the livelihoods of many small-scale agroforestry farmers in western Uganda.

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What is driving Jipe Tilapia fish in Lake Jipe into near extinction?

By Janet Murikira In 2015 Nile Tilapine fingerlings were introduced on the Kenyan side of Lake Jipe The introduction of

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State of Media Coverage Of The Nile: More Needs To Be Done

That the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) project has polarized opinion and continues to do so, has never been in doubt. Neither is the fact that this dam project has inspired hot, nationalistic passions on either side of the argument.

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Pangolins in the Dock

The pangolin is the world’s most trafficked mammal. No one truly knows its conservation status in Kenya. When COVID-19 broke out in early 2020, some medical researchers linked coronavirus to horseshoe bats. Other researchers suspected the malayan or javan pangolin to be the intermediate host of coronavirus before it jumped to human beings. But is the pangolin really guilty as charged?

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Sudan, After the Flood (In Photos)

Photographer Roger Anis spends two weeks traveling to villages in Sudan that were devastated by the extreme floods of 2020.

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‘Sugypia’ by Ethiopia’s Eyayu Genet: Art for the Nile

Ethiopian artist Eyayu Genet uses his art and paintings to showcase transboundary issues and importance of the Nile.

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