Top InfoNile Stories of 2020: Water, Climate Change and COVID-19 in the Nile Basin

The top InfoNile projects and stories of 2020, highlighting important stories in the Nile Basin around water access, climate change, wildlife and Covid-19.

CHAMPIONS OF SUSTAINABILITY: East African youth are innovating to adapt to climate change

Youth in communities across East Africa are innovating to adapt to the region’s changing climate, a cross-border project led by InfoNile has found.

Sucked Dry: Foreign Land Deals Threaten to Impair River Nile, Displace Millions

WHO OWNS THE WATERS OF THE NILE? A yearlong cross-border data journalism investigation about large-scale foreign land deals in the Nile

Water station in Neem village.
The Dark Side of Sudan’s Oil

Decades of oil drilling in West Kordofan province was linked to water contamination, environmental changes and health effects for citizens. Details here…

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Kenyan conservancies unable to pay leased land amid COVID-19-linked drop in tourism revenue

In Kenya, tourism activities in the world-famous Maasai Mara have experienced an unprecedented slump during Covid-19, putting wildlife conservation projects in jeopardy amid lack of funds.

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Kenya: Warning Kibera residents of floods using flags, Whatsapp and Facebook forecasts

A community group in Kibera informal settlement, Nairobi, is warning residents of flood conditions using SMS, Whatsapp, Facebook and radio.

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The Hydro Quagmire: Cartels cut into pipes, hinder access to water in Kenya’s Mathare slum

As Nairobi deals with a water shortage amidst the pandemic, and water cartels illegally cut into pipes, how are slum dwellers accessing water that is so critical to fight the spread of infection?

Uganda: Lake Victoria breathes amidst COVID-19 pandemic, recaptures its tributaries

The rising water levels of Lake Victoria have disrupted businesses, destroyed property, and displaced many people living and working by the lake shores in Uganda. It is a double tragedy happening amidst the Covid-19 lockdown.

Water access a top priority for Rwandan schools as they reopen

The Rwanda government is investing in clean water and new classrooms to prevent the spread of Covid-19, as schools worry they cannot afford increased costs of water for hand-washing.

In Addis Ababa, COVID-19 is both a challenge and an opportunity

By Mekonnen Teshome and Tesfaye Abate Ethiopia has long struggled with access to clean water. But the spotlight that COVID-19

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How a rock solved the water shortage problem in a Kenyan village

By Abjata Khalif Until a few years ago, women and girls in Ngomeni village were culturally tasked to undertake one

Water at a price: The controversial management of water sources built by NGOs in Butembo, DR Congo

By Mukulu Vulotwa Hervé Sanitation has emerged as the main measure to fight against covid-19 – a reality that the