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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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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Even with poor rains, genetically modified cotton farmers in Malawi reap big

Even with poor rains, genetically modified cotton farmers in Malawi reap big

George Mhango, Blantyre. July 14,2021 Malawi has become the latest African country to adopt growth of genetically modified cotton seed varieties under BT Cotton. Others countries that have also embraced...
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The Flipflopi Dhow: Returning Home

The Flipflopi Dhow: Returning Home

Highlights: InfoNile’s documentary features the Flipflopi, the world’s first 100% recycled plastic boat, which sailed more than five hundred kilometers around Lake Victoria in March to bring together communities in...
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Amplifying Landlocked Voices For Our Oceans

Amplifying Landlocked Voices For Our Oceans

By Hannah Evans, with additional reporting by Madison Erdall World Ocean Day is celebrated every year on the 8th of June. This annual celebration began in 1992 to encourage awareness...
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Finding Bread in Waste

Finding Bread in Waste

Carolyne Tomno Women’s group in Kisumu creates products from plastic trash and water hyacinth, and has sent almost 300 orphans to school. Florence Gundo is a 77-year-old grandmother. She lives...
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Usenge, a beach choked by plastic

Usenge, a beach choked by plastic

Vivian Sharon, Kenya Usenge is not just one of Lake Victoria’s top busy beaches but also the leading producer of solid waste that end up in the lake.When fishermen go fishing,...
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Finding Bread in Waste

Carolyne Tomno Women’s group in Kisumu creates products from plastic trash and water hyacinth, and has sent almost 300 orphans to school. Florence Gundo is

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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

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