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Water Resources

  • Fighting for the conservation of even the less-charismatic species

    September 9, 2019

    Michelle Rotchford Galloway September 09, 2019 “Tourists don’t pay to see a crab,” said Tatenda Dalu of the Department of Ecology and Resource Management at the University of Venda. He says charismatic animals – like the big five – tend to receive the focus of conservation activities due to the tourist dollars they attract but […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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 […]