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Climate Change

  • The story of Sucked Dry: a cross-border data journalism investigation exposing how foreign investors are quietly staking their claim to large swaths of land in Africa’s Nile River basin

    April 6, 2020

    InfoNile Team April 06, 2020 River Nile, the world’s longest river, stretches through 11 countries in Africa: Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, DRC, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Egypt. Over 257 million people live within the Nile Basin, depending on the river to support their livelihoods. Water Journalists Africa maintains a network across the […]

  • Experts reveal what it takes to ensure climate resilient water supply in East Africa

    March 10, 2020

    Hannah Pole, March 03, 2020 Ensuring continuous access to groundwater via multiple water sources and technologies supported by on-going monitoring and external support, will make drought-prone communities in east Africa better equipped to cope with climate change, according to a new study.  A comparison of several thousand rural water supplies during the 2015-16 drought in […]

  • Sebei Youths turn human Waste into cooking fuel

    February 25, 2020

    By Melanie Aayou, February 25, 2020 A group of young people, majority women in Kapchorwa district Sebei Sub region, Eastern Uganda, have started a new project which is using solar energy to transform human and livestock waste into efficient cooking fuel. Pick It Clean, an upcoming local social enterprise – a for-profit company also focused […]

  • Land restoration in Ethiopia pays off but climate change necessitates many strategies

    January 15, 2020

    INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR TROPICAL AGRICULTURE (CIAT) January 15, 2020 A combination of land restoration activities can boost crop yields — in some cases as much as 170 percent — and soil carbon but increased runoff due to climate change and land-use change make degradation a continued threat In the last decade, Ethiopia has invested more […]

  • Decline in insect populations worry East Africans

    January 15, 2020

    Fredrick Mugira in Uganda and Jacob Mugini in Tanzania hhFirst published by New Vision The national environment agency – NEMA says the major reasons why the southwestern region and other regions in Uganda no longer receive grasshoppers in big numbers are: change in climate and wetlands’ destruction. In the not so distant past, it would […]

  • Trapped in the Buffer Zone: Ugandan communities forgotten in the fight against climate change

    January 9, 2020

    By Annika McGinnis January 15, 2020 On the shores of Lake Victoria, southeastern Uganda, a Norwegian timber plantation sells carbon credits on the international carbon market as part of the global effort to fight climate change. Climate finance was designed to bring money and development to the local communities that host such major tree-growing projects. […]

  • Mt. Elgon Landslides Survivors Plant 30,000 Trees through a Village Savings Group to Fight Climate Change

    December 11, 2019

    By: Javier Silas Omagor December 11, 2019 Five years ago when Musa Mandu told his wife and relatives that he was going to quit his local government job to fight against climate change in Manafwa district, they were extremely upset. “They didn’t understand what that meant. They never thought this would sustain me and my […]

  • Rose: The Flower impairing Blue Nile River and Communities in Ethiopia

    May 30, 2019

    Writer: Ayele Addis Ambelu Coordination: Fredrick Mugira   May 2019 This story was produced in partnership with InfoNile and Code for Africa with support from the Pulitzer Center. Abreham Bekele, 58, a resident of Meshenti village, close to Bahir Dar city, in Ethiopia’s Amhara region became a destitute after the land he and his eleven […]

  • African countries tipped to join UN water

    May 13, 2019

    AfDB/Agonza Innocent in Kigali, Rwanda May 13, 2019 The African Development Bank and the United Nations Water Convention have agreed to jointly encourage African countries to join the UN water management organization to promote integrated and sustainable management of surface and groundwater resources. The move follows a visit by a delegation from the UN Convention on […]