A call to action from journalists of the Nile

A call to action from journalists of the Nile

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is set to become Africa’s biggest hydroelectric power plant, but questions around the filling process and operation of the dam have caused tension amongst riparian neighbours. In a unique statement, journalists from the region now...
Investing in Soil and Water Management

Investing in Soil and Water Management

Despite the devastating impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, investing in African soil and water management is more important than ever. This was the key message from a SIWI-hosted webinar on Tuesday 5 May to launch the report, Virtual jobs: African Smallholder Farmers...
No, drinking water doesn’t kill coronavirus

No, drinking water doesn’t kill coronavirus

A rumour about Covid-19 has been spreading – that drinking water regularly and keeping your mouth moist can protect you. Here BBC Future examines the evidence. F First there was the bizarre suggestion that it can be cured with cocaine. After the erroneous idea...