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Trouble Don’t Last Always.
This title of a gospel song implies that change happens constantly. Nothing, not even trouble, is permanent. So making plans with only trouble in mind is futile. Remember – things change. The Niles correspondents explore a variety of cross-border projects that prepare the Nile Basin for a future vastly different from today.
The Mara River in Tanzania. (photo: The Niles / Anthony Mayunga) The Mara River in Tanzania. (photo: The Niles / Anthony Mayunga) The Mara River in Tanzania. (photo: The Niles / Anthony Mayunga)

Relief as Kenya denies plans to construct Norera Dam

Kevin Ogutu and Anthony Mayunga
Kenya’s announcement that it is not planning to build a dam, for now, has quelled brewing tensions with its neighbour Tanzania.
17.08.2022
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An overhead transmission line – part of the Uganda-Kenya power interconnection grid. (photo: The Niles / Ronald Musoke) An overhead transmission line – part of the Uganda-Kenya power interconnection grid. (photo: The Niles / Ronald Musoke) An overhead transmission line – part of the Uganda-Kenya power interconnection grid. (photo: The Niles / Ronald Musoke)

Lighting up Rwanda with help from Uganda

Fred W. Mwasa and Ronald Musoke
Plans to interconnect Rwandan and Ugandan electricity grids could revolutionise day-to-day lives across the region – but the last political and practical hurdles still need to be overcome.
16.08.2022
Homesteads in the South Sudan-Ethiopia border region. (photo: The Niles / Winnie Cirino)
Homesteads in the South Sudan-Ethiopia border region. (photo: The Niles / Winnie Cirino)
Homesteads in the South Sudan-Ethiopia border region. (photo: The Niles / Winnie Cirino)

The many conflicts within the Ethiopia-South Sudan transboundary conflict

Winnie Cirino and Selam Mulugeta
Kidnapping children, stealing cattle and killing afflict communities on the South Sudanese-Ethiopian border. It is hard for those struggling to survive to imagine a life without fear and suffering.
16.08.2022
A fisher on Lake Tana, photographed during a journalist conference in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, August 2018. (photo: The Niles / Dominik Lehnert) A fisher on Lake Tana, photographed during a journalist conference in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, August 2018. (photo: The Niles / Dominik Lehnert) A fisher on Lake Tana, photographed during a journalist conference in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, August 2018. (photo: The Niles / Dominik Lehnert)
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What unites Nile countries is more than what divides them

Rehab A. Almohsen
International journalistic collaboration enhances networks, helps research and opens up new perspectives. At the end of the day, it makes for better articles.
15.08.2022
Editorial

This is Sakimatwematwe

Dominik Lehnert and Leila Bendra
Today’s Nile Basin conflicts are more than regional squabbles. Seen as opportunities and handled with the qualities of equity, wisdom and discernment, they may open up a path towards stability and sustainability.
15.08.2022
The Niles #18

The cross-border conflict and collaboration issue

Dominik Lehnert
The Niles correspondents explore a variety of cross-border projects that aspire to mitigate current troubles in the Nile Basin, helping prepare the region for a future always vastly different from today.
15.08.2022
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