Original Projects

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.

The Flipflopi Dhow: Returning Home — Short Documentary

InfoNile’s documentary features the Flipflopi, the world’s first 100% recycled plastic boat, which sailed more than five hundred kilometers around Lake Victoria in March to bring together communities in the fight against plastic pollution.

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

In Addis Ababa, COVID-19 is both a challenge and an opportunity

By Mekonnen Teshome and Tesfaye Abate Ethiopia has long struggled with access to clean water. But the spotlight that 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.

Addis Ababa builds resilience with clean rivers, public spaces and walkways

By Mekonnen Teshome Tollera Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa (Sheger) was born twice: first, as a crowded city; and then again,

USD $200 million needed to stop flooding in Dar es Salaam’s Msimbazi Basin

By Deusdedith Kahangwa, Dar es Salaam  About three kilometers north of the Tanzania’s State House, which is located along Barack

Unsafe water raises COVID-19 risks in Mbeya, Tanzania

Residents of Madundasi and Lyala villages in Luhanga Ward in Mbarali district – in Tanzania’s Mbeya Region are at risk of contracting waterborne diseases due to the use of unsafe water.

RUNNING DRY: Booming informal trade of cross-border water sellers in Rwanda, D.R.Congo hit by border closure

A booming informal water trade between Rwanda and Goma, DRC, has slowed to a trickle during Covid-19, putting at risk more than a million Congolese who depend on Rwanda water.