How gorillas stole a Ugandan forest from humans, bloomed it as it bloomed them

How gorillas stole a Ugandan forest from humans, bloomed it as it bloomed them

Fredrick Mugira. December 18, 2020 This story was first published by New Vision In the shadows of giant trees, deep within the Bwindi Impenetrable forest, nature is at its rawest....
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Fishing exports from Lake Yirol, South Sudan decline after Covid-19 lockdown

Fishing exports from Lake Yirol, South Sudan decline after Covid-19 lockdown

By Denis Morris Mimbugbe Closure of Sudan borders has stopped fishermen from exporting fresh fish to their neighboring states.The lake and its fishing industry are also under threat from the...
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In South Sudan, people living near water still lack clean water and sanitation

In South Sudan, people living near water still lack clean water and sanitation

By Denis Morris Mimbugbe An entire village drinks water from the river ponds in South Sudan83 percent of assessed settlements not using latrines11 percent of the population still rely on...
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South Sudan’s plans for conservation, as the country feels the impact of climate change

South Sudan’s plans for conservation, as the country feels the impact of climate change

By Denis Morris South Sudan faces a lack of water during the dry season and too much water during the wet season that sometimes causes flooding.The South Sudanese government launched...
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Egyptian villagers purify their drinking water

By Rawnaa Al-Masry Village water purification stations built to reduce waterborne diseases provide an existing solution for communities in Menoufia governorate in the fight against COVID-19 Cities in Egypt are...
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Human Encroachment, Pollution, Threatening Lake Nakuru’s Biodiversity

Human Encroachment, Pollution, Threatening Lake Nakuru’s Biodiversity

By Nuru Saadun Lake Nakuru, Kenya with flamingos. There were times when most lakes and rivers in Kenya were flowing with clean water that was sustainably taken for domestic use....
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Ensuring everyone has a tap at home can yield US$37 billion per year– WaterAid report

Ensuring everyone has a tap at home can yield US$37 billion per year– WaterAid report

Oluseyi Abdulmalik  Abuja, Nigeria.   July 14, 2021 Developing country economies would be boosted by trillions of dollars over the next two decades if clean water, toilets and hygiene were brought to...
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The Pandemic Poachers

Covid-19 threatens to reverse fragile gains in wildlife conservation in East Africa

 

Water Hidden in Sand

Hidden in Sand

During dry spells, the rivers and streams in Karamoja region dry and valley dams including Kobebe go silent as communities seek alternative water sources. All that remains of the one-time flooded areas is sand.

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?

Uganda’s First Oil: What is at Stake?

The effects of potential oil spills and infrastructure development in the ecologically sensitive Albertine Region, which contributes 30% of Uganda’s fish stocks.

Champions of Sustainability

How are East Africans surviving amidst climate change? Youth in communities across East Africa are launching innovations to adapt to the region’s changing climate, a cross-border project led by InfoNile has found.

Trapped in the Buffer Zone

On the shores of Lake Victoria, a Norwegian timber plantation sells carbon credits on the international market, but the community that has lived on the land for generations is struggling to survive.

waste to wealth

A 3-year project by Ecofinder Kenya, an NGO working in the Winam Gulf wetlands around Kisumu, offered families living in these Lake Victoria swamps incentives in exchange for them to conserve the wetlands

sucked dry

WHO OWNS THE WATERS OF THE NILE? A yearlong cross-border data journalism investigation about large-scale foreign land deals in the Nile River basin has found that foreign investors are acquiring huge swaths of lands in the region, displacing communities and exporting profits.

Swamp City

Special Project exploring how urbanization destroyed a critical Kampala wetland and why it matters. By Annika McGinnis and Fredrick Mugira.



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

INTERACTIVE MAP: Water scarcity in the Nile Basin compounded in times of Covid-19 and climate change

Big Gorilla Story

Big Gorilla Story is a project of Water Journalists Africa dedicated to conservation of the endangered mountain Gorillas and their tropical forest habitats in Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo through Journalism. It brings together conservation journalists in the three countries that are members of Water Journalists Africa. Through these short newsy video stories, we want to inform, educate and inspire a passion for conservation in people to protect the endangered mountain Gorillas and the rainforests they live in.

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