Circular Economy Best Bet to Tackle Solid Waste Menace in Kenya

It is estimated that Kenya generates 22,000 metric tonnes of waste per day, with around 60 per cent of it being organic waste that can be recycled to something usable.

Sudan, After the Flood (In Photos)

Photographer Roger Anis spends two weeks traveling to villages in Sudan that were devastated by the extreme floods of 2020.

Uganda’s First Oil: What is at Stake?

French oil multinational Total, its partner investors, and the Ugandan and Tanzanian governments will soon finalize their decision on the Lake Albert Development Project, Uganda’s first oil development
The effects of potential oil spills and infrastructure development would cause irreversible damage in the ecologically sensitive Albertine Region, which contributes 30% of Uganda’s fish stocks

Rothschild Giraffe crossing a path in Nairobi National Park
Saving the Rothschild Giraffe in Kenya

The Rothschild Giraffe, only found in Kenya and Uganda, is alarmingly decreasing in population and faces risk of extinction.

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…

Washing Away The ‘Blue Gold’ of Ethiopia (PHOTO STORY)

By : Mekonnen Teshome Tollera In Ethiopia, soil is everything. Living in an agrarian society, Ethiopians have a great deal

Cooking Gas from Human Waste in Kibera, Kenya

An estimated 14% of Kenyan practice open defecation. Currently, only three counties in Kenya – Busia, Siaya, and Kitui have achieved the open defecation-free status.

Charcoal exports are emptying Uganda’s unique rainforests

80% of the urban population in East Africa uses coal as their primary energy source for cooking. But today, charcoal import is threatening Uganda’s trees.

Youth Group in Kenya Building Resilience of Kibera Community against Flooding

By Sharon Atieno With people living in informal settlements in urban areas being more prone to extreme weather events, such

Risk of more COVID-19 as use of handwashing stations declines in Nairobi, Kenya

“People are no longer washing their hands. They think that this virus is a scam and they have grown comfortable. I am the only one using this handwashing station unlike during the first wave, when people would wash their hands so much that I would fill this jerrican every day, sometimes even twice,” she says, referring to her black 20-litre container positioned near her metallic makeshift shop.

Sinking Land: Man and water collide as floods overtake landing site in Uganda (In Photos)

Ripon landing site continues to experience a reduction in both land area and population due to rising water levels in Lake Victoria. Before the water rose, the landing site was 100 meters from the lakeshore. The water has since covered more than 50 meters of that land.

Rwanda, The ‘Fish-less’ Country?

Rwanda’s per capita fish consumption is the lowest in East Africa. From a year-long investigation, we report on the natural and man-made factors that are preventing the country’s 101 lakes and numerous rivers to produce insufficient fish to satisfy the growing demand.

Powering the ‘Ghost Town’ of Rusinga Island: Fishermen in Lake Victoria, Kenya take action on climate change (PHOTO STORY)

Fishermen in Rusinga Island, Kenya are making solar-powered lamps to catch the traditional silver fish during the darkest nights of the moon cycle.

Human Encroachment, Pollution, Threatening Lake Nakuru’s Biodiversity

Kenya’s Lake Nakuru is in danger of losing its famous pink shores to environmental degradation and pollution from the surrounding people and industries.