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…

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

“Mbarara is much brighter than it used to be. The areas that used to be no-go zones are now peaceful. Places where rapists lived and waylaid their victims in darkness, are now lit and peaceful,” notes Vincent Ayebare, a Boda Boda commercial motorcycle rider. 

THE DRINKING TRUCKS: In a city that borders River Nile, Covid-19 curbs access to clean water for South Sudanese (Photo Story)

The Drinking Trucks is a photo- story that documents how South Sudanese in Juba city access water from the Nile River.

Aerial Piped Water Improving Lives in Kenya’s Kibera Slum

An aerial piped system in Kibera Slums system allows piped water to flow in the air above the houses instead of the usual underground design. It was then directed to automatic water vending machines.

Rising Levels of Lake Victoria displacing communities in Uganda

By Richard Drasimaku OBONGI, NORTHERN UGANDA: Nov 17, 2021 From the far-flung horizon, the setting sun illuminates the skyline, its rays

Can Recycling Save Victoria from Plastic Pollution?

Wetlands play a crucial role in purifying the water in the lake and run-off by filtering it. But most of those surrounding Lake Victoria — especially on the Uganda side, have been opened up for farming and settlements.

Elusive commodity: Documenting the pain communities in Goma, DR Congo go through to take water home (Photo Story)

Only 42% of DRC’s 81 million population has access to safe water. In this photo story, Guerchom Ndebo documents the woes that residents of the villages surrounding the volcano, including Goma city suburbs, face as they struggle to bring water home for consumption, sanitation, and hygiene services.  

Charcoal Burners Turn into Enviromental Conservationists in Kenya

By Linah Mwamachi Here is a story about eight reformed charcoal burners in Makina, Taita Taveta County in Kenya, who

Uganda’s Mbale Forest on Brink of Destruction In Favour of Development

By Javier Silas Omagor   For decades, Mbale central forest reserve also known as Mutoto forest has environmentally been an ecosystem

How we reported the dual dangers of the Covid-19 pandemic and a water crisis in the Nile Basin

Water is a basic need to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and other diseases. But even before the pandemic, communities