Decades of oil drilling in West Kordofan province was linked to water contamination, environmental changes and health effects for citizens. A new investigation by InfoNile reveals the dark side of the oil industry for local people in Sudan’s West Kordofan state: from increased droughts and dying animals to strange health conditions for the people and animals exposed to oil contamination in the air, on roads and in local waterways.

Reporting, photos and video by Elzahra Jadallah
Additional reporting, editing and visualizations by Annika McGinnis
Coordinated by Fredrick Mugira


Water Journalists Africa

Water Journalists Africa (WJA) is the largest network of journalists reporting on water in the African continent. It brings together some 700 journalists from 50 African countries. It was established in...

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