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  • Kigali Water gets $60m for new treatment plant

    12/12/2017 clip The East African

    By Jean Pierre Afadhali The Kigali Water Ltd has received $60 million from the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) and the Africa Development Bank to build a large-scale water treatment plant on river Nyabarongo on the outskirts of Kigali. The proposed plant will increase the availability of clean, safe water in Kigali and its surroundings. […]

  • The East African: Rapid population growth to worsen water scarcity

    11/15/2017 clip The East African

    By Jean-Pierre Afadhali Rwanda is facing water scarcity due to rapid population growth, and inadequate investment in infrastructure in water storage, conservation and sustainable access. A study presented at the recent Nile Basin Development Forum, which brought together experts to discuss water challenges in the Nile region, shows that Rwanda’s water scarcity started in 2007 […]

  • COP 23: Africa, World Leaders Sign Commitment for Faster Climate Action

    11/13/2017 clip PAMACC News Agency

    PAMACC News Agency November 13, 2017 Regional and local leaders attending COP23 in Bonn have made it very clear that global warming is worsening, and that its consequences are upon humanity. At a moment of escalating environmental crisis on land, air and sea, leaders including those from Africa signed the Bonn-Fiji Commitment on Sunday November […]

  • COP23: Inaction by Any Party at COP23 is Equivalent to Alliance with Donald Trump- Civil Society Groups Insist

    11/07/2017 clip PAMACC News Agency

    PAMACC News Agency November 7, 2017 The decision by the US President Donald Trump to pull the United States from the Paris climate agreement has been met with strong criticism from African civil society sounding a knell against countries or parties that follow in his footsteps. African civil society under the leadership of the Pan […]

  • COP 23: What Is At Stake For Africa?

    11/07/2017 clip PAMACC News Agency

    PAMACC News Agency November 7, 2017 Delegates from about 196 countries have gathered in Bonn, Germany for what has become a semblance of a yearly ritual – the 23rd conference of parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The conference holds from the 6 -17 November 2017 in Bonn under […]

  • Water shortage threatens lives of evictees from Akagera river neighbourhoods

    11/07/2017 clip Aquila Times

    By Mohammed M. Mupenda Rusumo, Transboundary project – Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program (NELSAP) expresses water shortage as a big challenge hampering the projects of Rwandans and Tanzanians evicted on both sides of Akagera river to construct Rusumo Hydropower plant. Speaking to the press at the Rusumo project site on Friday, Mrs. Janinah Mbabazi […]

  • Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Dam Project Launched in Rwanda, Tanzania and Burundi

    11/03/2017 clip Rwanda Television

    The Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Project, which kicked off in March after decades of planning, is expected to deliver 80 megawatts of low-cost, clean power to the three countries bordering the falls, Rwanda, Tanzania and Burundi. The project, funded by the World Bank, is expected to deliver renewable energy worth $360 million that will be shared […]

  • Mara wetland: Birds sing in their habitat: How Birdlife’s conservation efforts make birds and humans coexist in Mara region

    11/01/2017 clip Rwanda Inspirer

    By Elias Hakizimana It was a tough experience for birds in Tanzania’s Mara Wetland when local communities would throw stones onto them anytime to chase them from their fields, or hunt them for sale — poaching. What was worse is that, the communities were hurting the birds, but also hurting themselves, unknowingly because they were […]

  • Fears over Ethiopian dam’s costly impact on environment, people

    09/25/2017 clip The Conversation

    CAPTION: A man hangs fish to dry on the western shore of Lake Turkana. Reuters/Goran Tomasevic Sean Avery, University of Leicester Ethiopia’s GIBE III hydropower dam is now operational. However, rights groups have raised concerns over the impact that it is having on downstream communities and the environment. The Conversation Africa’s Samantha Spooner asked expert […]

  • Co-Production of Knowledge Set To Unlock Mistrust between Journalists and Scientists in Nile Basin

    09/20/2017 clip Water Journalists Africa

    By Fredrick Mugira Journalists and water scientists in the Nile basin are rooting for innovative strategies to bridge the gap between them. This, they say, would help to promote transboundary cooperation in the Nile riparian countries, a home to 437 million people. They were speaking in Cairo, Egypt during a workshop on communicating water science […]

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