An opaque agro-industry razes Cameroon’s forests with impunity

An opaque agro-industry razes Cameroon’s forests with impunity

By Madeleine NGEUNGA Credits: This investigative story is the first part of a series co-published by InfoCongo, Oxpeckers and The Museba Project, with support from the Pulitzer Center's Rainforest Investigations...
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Investigation raises concerns over plastic waste accumulation on the shores of Africa’s Rift Valley lakes

Investigation raises concerns over plastic waste accumulation on the shores of Africa’s Rift Valley lakes

By Water Journalist Africa An investigation into the concentration of microplastics in some Africa Rift Valley lakes has found no traces of microplastics there. However, the plastic wastes are visible...
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River Nile, a freeway of plastics from African great lakes to Mediterranean Sea

River Nile, a freeway of plastics from African great lakes to Mediterranean Sea

Fredrick Mugira, Bertha Fellow Two small rivers in western Uganda: Mpanga, and Rwizi, are choking on plastic waste, carrying it to lakes that drain into the River Nile. Once in...
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Polluted by custodians: Fishers pollute African Great Lakes with plastics

Polluted by custodians: Fishers pollute African Great Lakes with plastics

Fredrick Mugira, Bertha Fellow When the sun had nearly set, John Depari and two other fishers slowed down their motorized boat and said to one another, "It is here," before...
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From source to water bodies and dining table: Tracking the journey of plastics in Uganda

From source to water bodies and dining table: Tracking the journey of plastics in Uganda

Fredrick Mugira, Bertha Fellow 25th April 2022 Last February, Ramathan Kimbugwe, the CEO of Prowess Communications Company, was jogging early morning when he noticed something strange about a river in...
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A Ugandan city powered by solar welcomes COP26 agenda to speed up affordable cleantech

A Ugandan city powered by solar welcomes COP26 agenda to speed up affordable cleantech

Fredrick Mugira, November 23 2021  A city in southwestern Uganda has welcomed the new Glasgow Breakthrough Agenda that over 35 world leaders signed at the UN summit on climate change...
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How gorillas stole a Ugandan forest from humans, bloomed it as it bloomed them

How gorillas stole a Ugandan forest from humans, bloomed it as it bloomed them

Fredrick Mugira. December 18, 2020 This story was first published by New Vision In the shadows of giant trees, deep within the Bwindi Impenetrable forest, nature is at its rawest....
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Belgium visit of Lesotho minister under scrutiny amid Letšeng’s environmental offenses

Belgium visit of Lesotho minister under scrutiny amid Letšeng’s environmental offenses

Pascalinah Kabi This investigation was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Centre. In the heart of Southern Africa lies Lesotho – a country blessed with abundant water resources yet facing the...
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Unveiled investigation: Water pollution from Letšeng diamonds mine poses lethal threat to infants

Unveiled investigation: Water pollution from Letšeng diamonds mine poses lethal threat to infants

Story and photos by Pascalinah Kabi This investigation was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Centre. Infants who ingest water from Maloreng Stream, a lifeline for over a hundred people, face...
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GREEN NGONG IS GONE: Uncovering the climate change drivers and mitigation efforts in Kajiado

GREEN NGONG IS GONE: Uncovering the climate change drivers and mitigation efforts in Kajiado

By Sam Munia One of Kenya’s main forests, the Ngong Forest, home to a diverse range of plants and animals, is under threat due to decades of encroachment. The forest...
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WaterAid warns of cholera epidemic in Malawi, Zambia, other Sadc countries

WaterAid warns of cholera epidemic in Malawi, Zambia, other Sadc countries

George Mhango, Blantyre Malawi authorities have intensified their efforts to deal with cases of Cholera through awareness along the borders with Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique. This comes as the International...
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Mali: A battery recycling company has cut Malians air

Mali: A battery recycling company has cut Malians air

Story by Dave Dembele This report is owned and first published by our patterners  The Colonist Report Africa and The Colonist Report. No part or all of this report can...
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Malawi: Joyce Banda dates WASH stakeholders

Malawi: Joyce Banda dates WASH stakeholders

George Mhango, Blantyre Malawi needs $227 million annually to achieve well-managed WASH services that are climate resilient to deal with waterborne diseases such as Cholera. The disease, according to health...
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With a singular focus on plastic pollution and its effect on water bodies, this project investigates the origin, impact, and solutions to plastic pollution in specific areas of the Western Rift Valley lakes.

THE CHOKING NILE


What does the future hold for the basin’s lifeline amidst rampant plastics pollution?

Healed by the sun

Healed by the sun: Solar energy lights the way for quality rural health in East Africa during Covid-19

Uganda’s First Oil: What is at Stake?

The effects of potential oil spills and infrastructure development in the ecologically sensitive Albertine Region, which contributes 30% of Uganda’s fish stocks.

Champions of Sustainability

How are East Africans surviving amidst climate change? Youth in communities across East Africa are launching innovations to adapt to the region’s changing climate, a cross-border project led by InfoNile has found.

SHRINKING LAKES

Can East Africa Avoid Water Resources Apocalypse?

Water Hidden in Sand

Hidden in Sand

During dry spells, the rivers and streams in Karamoja region dry and valley dams including Kobebe go silent as communities seek alternative water sources. All that remains of the one-time flooded areas is sand.

sucked dry

WHO OWNS THE WATERS OF THE NILE? A yearlong cross-border data journalism investigation about large-scale foreign land deals in the Nile River basin has found that foreign investors are acquiring huge swaths of lands in the region, displacing communities and exporting profits.

The Pandemic Poachers

Covid-19 threatens to reverse fragile gains in wildlife conservation in East Africa

#WildEye East Africa Map, Produced in Partnership With Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism.
#WildEye East Africa allows you to track environmental crime across the region.

Geodata journalism. Mapping stories on water issues in the Nile Basin.

Apes Reporting Project

Apes Reporting Project (formerly known as Big Gorillas Story Project) is a project of Water Journalists Africa dedicated to the conservation of Apes, a species commonly misunderstood and their habitats in Africa through Journalism.

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