InfoNile is a cross-border group of geojournalists with a mission to uncover critical stories on water issues in the Nile River Basin through data-based multimedia storytelling.
The Nile River, the world’s longest river, winds through 11 countries in Africa and is crucial to many of these nations’ economies, diplomacy and wellbeing. The river is also a world biodiversity hotspot and the backbone to many of Africa’s fragile ecosystems.
Miriam Watsemba documented the impacts of the rising water levels at Ripon landing site and how the community was adapting to the adverse effects including floods. As she produced her story, she went through a 6-month photojournalism training and mentorship program with InfoNile.
Found almost exclusively in northern Kenya, the Grevy’s zebra remains endangered, according to Grevy’s Zebra Trust. This unique species of zebra is known for its striking, tall appearance, thin stripes and elegant gait.
The Kagera river basin connects the Ruvubhu and Akagera rivers at Rusumo and eventually drains into Lake Victoria, the source of the Nile River. The basin’s population includes more than 14 million people from Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, and a small part of Uganda, who are in danger of suffering from an outbreak of diseases due to a lack of clean and safe water.
The construction of new dams in some parts of Nyagatare, a district in North-eastern Rwanda has helped local residents address potential water shortages and outdated irrigation systems that have long hampered agricultural development in this remote rural region.
In Kigali, the amount of PM2.5 in the air is approximately double the level deemed permissible by the World Health Organisation. This emphasises the need for action and the scale of the potential benefit to be achieved.
Traveling to my grandfather’s land after a while, I didn’t find the garden I used to see; I saw only one palm tree left standing alone in the garden. This happened gradually after the government limited the water quota coming t
Insecurity on coffee farms, inadequate agricultural service roads, and water accessibility are among the key challenges facing coffee farmers in North Kivu DRC.
The daily life of Karamojong is quite different from what I or many of us are used to. They live in ‘kraals,’ or small homesteads, with thorny fences and blocks of wood encircled for protection against raids and wild animals that might attack their cattle.