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Water Resources, Climate Change and Sanitation

  • 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 […]

  • Tana River Bears the Cost of Development

    January 15, 2020

    Geoffrey KamadiFirst Published by Science Africa January 15, 2020 It could easily pass for anybody’s idea of paradise on earth. The lush vegetation lining River Tana’s banks is so luxurious, that movement is made near-impossible at certain sections of the river channel. No two mdau boats (dug-out canoes made usually from the almond tree (Terminalia catappa) trunk […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • Treating water with sunlight to make it safe and hot saves people and trees in West Africa

    February 27, 2019

    Jordi Albacete – Environmental Journalist February 27, 2019 What’s the point of planting a tree if it never reaches adulthood? This is what Kemo Fatty wonders in the little Sahelian country of The Gambia. He is a local farmer who leads Green Up Gambia, a community-led reforestation group. Kemo dreams of the day he will […]

  • iA and Bayport Take Clean Water, Lighting to Poor Communities in Africa

    July 31, 2018

    WJA reporter in Tanzania July 31, 2018 Africa (iA), a non-profit organisation, and Bayport Management Ltd (www.BayportFinance.com), a multinational financial services provider with a strong presence in Tanzania, have formed a partnership to help communities across Africa to improve their living conditions through access to clean water and lighting. iA has already implemented 18 solar […]

  • Jadot, ce jeune dévoué à la protection de l’environnement

    July 27, 2018

    PAMACC News Agency July 27, 2018 « L’arbre est le centre de la vie, indispensable pour la vie humaine ». Là, c’est la phrase maîtresse de Jadot Nkurunziza, un jeune burundais, engagé dans la protection de l’environnement. Il n’a que 24 ans. Et cet attachement à l’arbre lui a valu le surnom de ‘’Giti’’, signifiant […]

  • UN-Water Report: SDG6 on Water and Sanitation Will Not Be Achieved By 2030 at Current Rates of Progress

    July 20, 2018

    Natalia Gutierrez July 20, 2018 UN-Water has released a new report on Water and Sanitation ahead of the High-level Political Forum for Sustanainable Development (HLPF) which presents, for each target, the latest data available for the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 global indicators. The report sought to inform discussions among Member States during the HLPF […]