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20 years Nile Basin Initiative
The Niles multimedia special: 28 contributions by journalists from 10 countries. Available online on February 22. >>> nbi20.com
An ambitious shipping route
In addition to ongoing inland maritime corridor development across the Nile Basin, a new project aims to advance the waterway from Lake Victoria to the Mediterranean Sea.
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In the shadow of the media spotlight: Lake Tana
Lake Tana and its wetlands are of immense ecological value. Yet the habitat’s environmental degradation too often escapes the media’s attention – a gap a group of journalists intends to close.
Climate change’s imprint on the Nile Basin
From dried up streams in Uganda to poor rice farmers in Egypt’s Nile Delta, climate change has had dire effects on Nile Basin countries.
Water hyacinths: both beauty and beast
They appear beautiful on the surface, but fast-growing water hyacinths threaten to cause widespread damage to biodiversity, fishing, and even hydroelectric power.
Importing energy and a higher quality of life
J. P. Mbarushimana
Rwanda plans on bidding farewell to the developing world by boosting its energy access.
Connecting power across borders
Two Nile Basin countries are among the world’s most populous energy deficit nations – but as East African countries continue to trade power, that could soon be a statistic of the past.
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