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Two young men in a boat pass a flooded homestead in South Sudan. (photo: The Niles / Bullen Chol)
When deeds speak, words are nothing
Mankind’s impact on nature is threatening the environment and the very resources we need to survive. The Niles correspondents set out to explore where and how people in the Nile Basin region rethink. The findings for now: We are an endlessly innovative species. Cooperation is our superpower. When deeds speak, words are nothing.
Silver fish (Mukene) drying in a solar tent. (photo: The Niles / Pius Sawa) Silver fish (Mukene) drying in a solar tent. (photo: The Niles / Pius Sawa) Silver fish (Mukene) drying in a solar tent. (photo: The Niles / Pius Sawa)

Small fish, enormous potential?

Pius Sawa
Could small fish found in many waters in Uganda contribute to improved food security?
22.07.2022
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Rehab A. Almohsen
Jennifer Nakaye. (photo: The Niles / Pius Sawa) Jennifer Nakaye. (photo: The Niles / Pius Sawa) Jennifer Nakaye. (photo: The Niles / Pius Sawa)

Better beans

Pius Sawa
Fast-cooking and precooked beans could improve food and income security and turn down the heat on East Africa’s dwindling forests, as a project involving farmers in Kenya and Uganda suggests.
14.06.2022
Dr. Kevin Wheeler. (photo: Oxford Martin School)
Dr. Kevin Wheeler. (photo: Oxford Martin School)
Dr. Kevin Wheeler. (photo: Oxford Martin School)
Q&A / Negotiations over rivers

Working with a friend rather than an adversary

Rehab A. Almohsen
The negotiations over the Nile in an attempt to agree on sharing the river equitably can seem like a ‘mission impossible’. Could lessons learned from the Colorado River Basin help overcome the impasse?
10.06.2022
A lappet-faced vulture in Kenya’s Maasai Mara. (Photo: Flickr / Regina Hart) (photo: Flickr / Regina Hart) A lappet-faced vulture in Kenya’s Maasai Mara. (Photo: Flickr / Regina Hart) (photo: Flickr / Regina Hart) A lappet-faced vulture in Kenya’s Maasai Mara. (Photo: Flickr / Regina Hart) (photo: Flickr / Regina Hart)

Kenya’s vultures are disappearing

Curity Ogada
Vulture populations across Africa have declined sharply. Kenyan conservationists say that urgent action is needed to save ‘nature’s clean-up crew’.
8.06.2022

Towards a green digital revolution

Dagim Terefe
Stockholm+50 calls for a real commitment to address global environmental concerns and for a just transition to sustainable economies that, with the help of digital tools, work for all people.
7.06.2022
re‹think the way we communicate

About sharing resources

Dominik Lehnert
Remember, when deeds speak, words are nothing.
11.03.2022
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