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Malawi President Mutharika commissions six marine warships

George Mhango, Blantyre in Malawi Malawi has commissioned six marine warships meant to protect the citizens from enemies who will invade Lake Malawi. The warships will also provide rescue efforts to users of the lake, including tourists who flock to the lake. The warships are named after incumbent president Peter Mutharika, former president Bakili Muluzi […]

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Boreholes Key to Drought Resilience in Ethiopia, Study Shows

Sarah McDaid August 23, 2019 Installing more boreholes to tap underground water will improve rural Ethiopian communities’ resilience to drought, according to a new report.  Research carried out by the British Geological Survey (BGS), the University of Addis Ababa and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) showed that people who have access to groundwater from boreholes […]

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Road River: A photo story of a river dried by illegal land acquisitions

Fredrick Mugira and Annika McGinnis August 20,2019 This reporting project was made possible through the generous support of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Data visualisations by Code for Africa A lifeline river for over five million people in southwestern Uganda has been turned into a road. Rwizi River has had up to 80 percent […]

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How Egypt’s water feeds the Gulf

Writers: Nada Arafat and Saker El Nour Coordination: Fredrick Mugira May 2019 This story was produced in partnership with InfoNile and Code for Africa with support from the Pulitzer Center. Vast expanses of green extend across the horizon, tended by the advanced machinery that has replaced hundreds of agricultural workers. The land is watered using center-pivot irrigation systems, […]

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Land Grabbing and Its Implications for Sudanese – Views from a scholar

This story was produced in partnership with InfoNile and Code for Africa with support from the Pulitzer Center. Annika McGinnis and Fredrick Mugira May 13, 2019 Investors from largely food-insecure Gulf countries are increasingly buying vast swaths of fertile land irrigated by the Nile River in Sudan to grow food crops to sustain their populations. […]

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Uncertainty over laws fuel land grabs in South Sudan

Foreign investors acquired 2.5 million hectares of land since 2006 Writer: Paul Jimbo Coordination: Annika McGinnis This story was produced in partnership with InfoNile and Code for Africa with support from the Pulitzer Center. The Government of South Sudan is encouraging many new investments in hope that the foreign companies will produce food and ease the country’s […]

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Africa loses out on global share of investments in conservation due to poor data

Ama Kudom-Agyemang April 26, 2019 As countries continue to take action to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and members to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), await the coming of year 2020 to agree to a new global biodiversity framework, it has become clear that data has a crucial role to play. Because biodiversity […]

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Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor to improve water services for 600,000 people in western Uganda

Water Journalists Africa April 24, 2019 WSUP Advisory, the consulting arm of Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP), has launched a project to improve access to water for 600,000 people in small towns and rural growth centres in western Uganda, thanks to a four-year grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. The funding […]

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Human health in dire straits if urgent actions are not made to protect the environment, warns landmark UN report

Agonza Innocent March 14, 2019 The most comprehensive and rigorous assessment on the state of the environment completed by the UN in the last five years was published this week, warning that damage to the planet is so dire that people’s health will be increasingly threatened unless urgent action is taken. The report, which was […]

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UN report calls for urgent action to tackle chemical pollution as global production is set to double by 2030

Water Journalists Africa/ UN Environment-News Desk March 11, 2019 Countries will not meet the internationally agreed goal to minimize the adverse impacts of chemicals and waste by 2020, meaning that urgent action is required to reduce further damage to human health and economies, according to a UN report released today. The second Global Chemicals Outlook, presented during the […]