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.

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.

Aerial View of Bugoma Forest Drone view
Narrow escape for reporters in Bugoma forest

While bulldozers from Hoima Sugar are advancing to convert the Bugoma Forest landscape into an expansive sugarcane plantation, charcoal burners are converting the big rain catchers into charcoal.

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…

Wamala: The mystic lake dying slowly

Lake Wamala, a lake in Uganda believed to have supernatural powers, is under threat of drying up.

Bushmeat hunting on the rise in Kenya as Covid-19 stifles tourism

Wildlife poaching is suddenly on the rise across Kenyan forests and conservation areas. Yet, unlike in the past when mainly elephants and a handful of other majestic mammals were primary targets, poachers now seem to have their eyes trained on bushmeat for quick money and food.

Impacts of Climate Change on Bee-Keeping in Kenya

Bees are responsible for the pollination of over three-quarters of food varieties globally. Their significant role in food and nutrition security cannot be overlooked even as climate change threatens their survival.

Protecting biodiversity to boost South Sudan’s economy

South Sudan is struggling to maintain its biodiversity due to oil exploration, armed conflict that worsens poaching, uncontrolled deforestation for timber and charcoal, and conflict between farmers and livestock keepers.

Thirst in a River Basin (How to read the map)

The InfoNile interactive map pinpoints the areas most vulnerable to changing rainfall and runoff patterns – factors that contribute to droughts and floods – and those that are already facing water scarcity.

Chania River Biodiversity under serious threat from pollution and encroachment

In the Thika section of the Chania River, there are massive inflows of wastewater, chemicals, raw sewage, as well as large amounts of solid waste including plastic bottles and bags.

South Sudan’s plans for conservation, as the country feels the impact of climate change

Plastic bottles and bags constitute 90 percent of the waste products that are found in major towns in South Sudan, and there is no plan to recycle or to switch to another eco-friendly product. In 2018 the government issued a ministerial order banning the use of single plastic bags, but it failed because there were a lot of smugglers.

In South Sudan, people living near water still lack clean water and sanitation

83 percent of assessed settlements not using latrines
11 percent of the population still rely on unimproved drinking water sources such as open ponds that expose them to waterborne diseases.
Pollution contributes to the poor condition of water and sanitation around Lake Yirol
Lakes State Program aims to increase access to safe water and help communities increase their incomes

Fishing exports from Lake Yirol, South Sudan decline after Covid-19 lockdown

Approximately 78 percent of all households in South Sudan earn their livelihoods from farming, fishing, pastoralism or a mix of the three