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Land

  • 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 […]

  • How Egypt’s water feeds the Gulf

    May 30, 2019

    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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Uncertainty over laws fuel land grabs in South Sudan

    May 8, 2019

    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 […]

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

    April 26, 2019

    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 […]

  • Leading Landless Women: African Rural Women Leaders Tell their Stories

    December 23, 2018

    Fredrick Mugira December 13, 2018 Up to 10.3 million hectares of land has been acquired by investors from individuals, communities and governments in the 11 Nile basin countries since 2000. That is according to Land Matrix, a global and independent land monitoring initiative. Apart from private investors, Land Matrix data shows that several countries outside […]