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Farmers are ploughing their field on the slopes of Choke Mountain. (photo: The Niles | Dagim Terefe)
Farmers are ploughing their field on the slopes of Choke Mountain. (photo: The Niles | Dagim Terefe)
Farmers are ploughing their field on the slopes of Choke Mountain. (photo: The Niles | Dagim Terefe)
Review

Choke Mountain sediments stifle downstream reservoirs

Dagim Terefe
Growing populations and their needs put pressure on the Choke Mountain ecosystem – and the consequences reach as far downstream as Egypt.
29.03.2021
Sennar

A dam, a scheme – but water sufficiency remains a pipe dream

Alaa Eliass and Mohamed Hilali
Just 300 kilometres upstream of Sudan’s capital Khartoum, the Sennar dam is situated on the Blue Nile. Its reservoir stores water for irrigation, and it also provides hydropower.
25.03.2021
Overview

Sudan’s dams

Alaa Eliass and Essameldine Mohamed
There are six major dams along the Nile in Sudan, all built at different times for different purposes.
19.03.2021
Review

Can South Sudan relaunch its Fula Dam project?

Nema Juma
South Sudan’s plans for the Fula Dam have long been in place, but a multitude of obstacles have halted the project.
18.03.2021
Michael Abebe briefs journalists at Sudan’s Sennar Dam, February 21, 2020. (photo: The Niles / Dominik Lehnert) Michael Abebe briefs journalists at Sudan’s Sennar Dam, February 21, 2020. (photo: The Niles / Dominik Lehnert) Michael Abebe briefs journalists at Sudan’s Sennar Dam, February 21, 2020. (photo: The Niles / Dominik Lehnert)
Interview

Why dams matter

Waakhe Simon
Nile Basin countries are in a race for time as growing populations require significant amounts of electric power. Dams are a solution but also pose new challenges.
22.02.2021
A woman collecting dried maize leaves for livestock feed on a khat field partially intercropped with maize in Wondo village, Ethiopia. (photo: The Niles | Tesfa-Alem Tekle)
Ingredients
Beware of easy money
27.12.2019  |  Economy
Dates sold in Cairo, Egypt. (photo: The Niles | Rehab Abd Almohsen)
Ingredients
Don’t throw away the date’s byproducts
23.12.2019  |  Economy
George Muhanuka Tindyebwa has never tased his own coffee.  (photo: The Niles | Davis Mugume)
Ingredients
Reap what you sow!
20.12.2019  |  Economy
Oil industry facility in Sudan.  (photo: InfoNile | Elzahraa Jadallah)
Pollution
The dark side of Sudan’s oil
23.04.2019  |  Economy
Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park. (photo: The Niles | Mugume Davis)
Resource depletion
No forest, no wildlife, no business
23.04.2019  |  Economy
Generators are the principal source of electricity in Juba. (photo: The Niles | Martha Agama)
Pollution
Sacrificing the environment for power
16.04.2019  |  Economy
A coffee shop in Egypt’s capital Cairo.  (photo: The Niles | Yosra El-Zoghby)
Degradation drivers
The long route to a cup of coffee
26.03.2019  |  Economy
Loaded: lorries are often loaded above capacity to maximise profits. (photo: The Niles | Mugume Davis)
Business across borders
10.08.2018  |  Economy
The Nile Basin annual fresh fish production is estimated at 3 million tons. (photo: The Niles | Mugume Davis)
Fish in troubled waters
Lake Victoria’s once-abundant fish stocks in decline
4.07.2018  |  Economy
The Nile Basin annual fresh fish production is estimated at 3 million tons. (photo: The Niles | Mugume Davis)
Combating illegal fishing
Can fishing survive as a way of life along the River Nile?
7.03.2018  |  Economy
Transporting people and goods on the Nile is an important source of income for many entrepreneurs living along the river. (photo: The Niles | Mugume Davis)
Fast and convenient
Is the Nile still an important transport route?
5.03.2018  |  Economy