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