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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Wamala: The mystic lake dying slowly

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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