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Water Cooperation And Diplomacy

  • Malawi President Mutharika commissions six marine warships

    September 9, 2019

    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 […]

  • Boreholes Key to Drought Resilience in Ethiopia, Study Shows

    August 23, 2019

    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 […]

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

    August 20, 2019

    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 […]

  • Yala Swamp Saga: Broken Promises, Idle Land

    June 4, 2019

    This story was produced in partnership with InfoNile and Code for Africa with support from the Pulitzer Center. Writer: Geoffrey Kamadi Coordination: Fredrick Mugira June 2019 June 2019 The story of Yala Swamp and Dominion Farms Limited reads like any sad, unfortunate tale, typical of land acquisition deals gone awry. Often times involving big, powerful […]

  • 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, […]

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

    May 14, 2019

    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. […]

  • AfDB’s desert solar initiative to make Africa a renewable power-house

    January 3, 2019

    Nantale Abbey/ AfDB January 03, 2019 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said a lack of energy remains as a significant impediment to Africa’s economic and social development. As a result the AfDB has embarked on a huge desert solar initiative to make Africa a renewable power-house titled “Desert to Power Initiative”. This solar project […]

  • Bridge on Zambezi River to link, open up markets in eight African countries

    January 3, 2019

    Agonza Innocent/AfDB January 03, 2019 Scenes of traders, travelers, fishermen and women crossing the Zambezi river on floating planks, ferries, rickshaw boats, and canoes will soon come to an end. In just 24 months, travelling between the water-rich but land-locked Zambia and Botswana will get easier, smoother and faster, when the new road and rail […]

  • Climate change’s imprint on the Nile Basin

    November 13, 2018

    Asmaa Nassar/ The Niles November 13, 2018 climate change and increasing human activity alongside the River Nile threatens this life-sustaining resource. By 2050, around a billion people will live in the countries through which the Nile and its tributaries flow. That alone will put enormous stress on the water supply. Governments are faced with challenges […]

  • The Blue Nile is Not Blue!

    August 17, 2018

    By Ishraqa Abbas August 17, 2018 When our polite tour guide at the Grand Addis Ababa Hotel told us that our trip to the source of the Blue Nile (the Blue Nile gorge) would be exciting and enjoyable, it never came to my mind it could be that horrible and tiring; and that I would […]