The construction of new dams in some parts of Nyagatare, a district in North-eastern Rwanda has helped local residents address potential water shortages and outdated irrigation systems that have long hampered agricultural development in this remote rural region.
In Kigali, the amount of PM2.5 in the air is approximately double the level deemed permissible by the World Health Organisation. This emphasises the need for action and the scale of the potential benefit to be achieved.
When the seedballs are thrown on the planting ground, they stay in the ball until it rains. The rain water dissolves the charcoal dust coating leaving the seed in its natural environment thereby triggering the germination process.
Traveling to my grandfather’s land after a while, I didn’t find the garden I used to see; I saw only one palm tree left standing alone in the garden. This happened gradually after the government limited the water quota coming t
Insecurity on coffee farms, inadequate agricultural service roads, and water accessibility are among the key challenges facing coffee farmers in North Kivu DRC.
The daily life of Karamojong is quite different from what I or many of us are used to. They live in ‘kraals,’ or small homesteads, with thorny fences and blocks of wood encircled for protection against raids and wild animals that might attack their cattle.
InfoNile facilitated this workshop in order to bridge the gap between editors and reporters, science and journalism, and promote cross-border collaborations amongst the different countries and media platforms – which is critically important when reporting about a transboundary water body such as Lake Victoria.
Lake Nakuru is one of the three shallow, alkaline lakes at the bottom of Kenya’s Rift Valley where African Lesser Flamingos can be found. Thousands of flamingos can be found in Lake Nakuru throughout the year, and sometimes more than a million could be seen at once
“The nearby borehole serves the entire village making water to be competitive in this area. The people responsible for serving the residents open it at around 9.00 a.m. and thereby occasioning a very long queue of villagers lining up to draw water. To avoid time wastage, many opt to use the water from the nearby dam,” says Kitonyi Malika, a resident of Muani village.
For centuries people protected Lake Wamala and prayed o the spirits they believe to dwell in this lake for life, love, health, and wealth. But today, this mystic lake is at risk of drying up due to over-fishing and farming the lake shores, as the population of Mityana district has grown. The local communities have now taken matters into their own hands to try to save the lake.
Egypt has long defended its right, under colonial era agreements, to stop nine of the upstream countries (including Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia) from using Nile water. It has a separate agreement with Sudan.
On a river stretching just 297km, there are already four hydropower dams. A fifth dam is under construction; building of a sixth much larger dam is slated to start soon