The InfoNile team tells the story of their cross-border data journalism investigation covering large-scale foreign land deals in the Nile River basin of Africa.
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The scramble for land along River Nile by foreign investors in has seen swaths and stretches of fertile communal lands being allocated without the due involvement of local communities.
A lifeline river for over five million people in southwestern Uganda has turned into a road. Residents walk through it as this photo story shows.
An investor was given a 25 year lease to initiate agricultural projects in Yala Swamp within Kenya. The resulting saga between Dominion Farms Limited and the local community illuminates the economic and environmental tensions central to similar land acquisition deals.
Expansion works to cultivate new fields of alfalfa on land run by investment companies in Egypt has replaced hundreds of agricultural workers.
Production of rose flowers and several other types of floras is impairing Blue Nile River and communities in Ethiopia.
Investors are increasingly buying vast swaths of fertile land in Sudan. To find out what this means to Sudanese, grantees Fredrick Mugira and Annika McGinnis talked to Stefano Turrini, a scholar involved in the study of land grabs in Sudan.
Up to 10.3 million hectares of land has been acquired by investors from individuals, communities and governments in the 11 Nile basin countries since 2000. So, what does this means to rural women?