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Water Resources

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Uncertainty over laws fuel land grabs in South Sudan

    May 8, 2019

    Foreign investors acquired 2.5 million hectares of land since 2006 By Paul Jimbo 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 food scarcity crisis. […]

  • 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 […]

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

    April 24, 2019

    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 […]

  • Decades of wise use pay off for a Kabale wetland

    April 15, 2019

    Story and multimedia by Fredrick MugiraTechnical support by Annika McGinnis and Code for Africa There are blooming flowers in Mugandu–Buramba wetland in the southwestern Uganda’s district of Kabale, those of lavender; white; red; yellow; blue and pink – most of them tube-shaped, amidst green leaves. And then, there is Mauda Kehikyirwa – an 89 year […]

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

    March 11, 2019

    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 […]

  • Fourth UN Environment Assembly kicks off in Kenya

    March 11, 2019

    March 11, 2019 Annita Matsika/ UN Environment-News Desk Over 4,700 heads of state, ministers, business leaders, senior UN officials and civil society representatives are gathering in Nairobi for a meeting of the world’s top body on the environment, where they will take decisions that move global societies to a more sustainable path. The fourth UN […]

  • African Development Bank calls for scale up in implementation of sanitation targets

    March 2, 2019

    Innocent Agonza/APO Group March 2, 2019 The African Development Bank has called on development partners to scale up support for implementation of sanitation programs to fast track Africa’s progress and deliver on its promise to the continent. “Achieving the Ngor Commitments and the ambitious targets for sanitation and hygiene within the Global Development Agenda can […]

  • 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 […]