Rwanda

Rwanda, The ‘Fish-less’ Country?

Rwanda’s per capita fish consumption is the lowest in East Africa. From a year-long investigation, we report on the natural and man-made factors that are preventing the country’s 101 lakes and numerous rivers to produce insufficient fish to satisfy the growing demand.

A woman collects water for domestic use at one of the fishing grounds along Lake Nakivale
Restoring Lake Nakivale; A Refugees’ Idea

Lake Nakivale in Isingiro District, Uganda is under threat due to massive pollution.
Now, refugees in Nakivale refugee camp in Isingiro district have taken the lead role in the conservation and protection of the lake, the biggest water source to the camp

Water access a top priority for Rwandan schools as they reopen

The Rwanda government is investing in clean water and new classrooms to prevent the spread of Covid-19, as schools worry they cannot afford increased costs of water for hand-washing.

CHAMPIONS OF SUSTAINABILITY: East African youth are innovating to adapt to climate change

Youth in communities across East Africa are innovating to adapt to the region’s changing climate, a cross-border project led by InfoNile has found.

Amidst urban water shortages, Rwanda government commits to expanding Kigali’s water supply

Kigali, Rwanda is experiencing a water shortage due to an old distribution network and illegal connections. The government plans to replace old pipes and establish new reservoirs.

RUNNING DRY: Booming informal trade of cross-border water sellers in Rwanda, D.R.Congo hit by border closure

A booming informal water trade between Rwanda and Goma, DRC, has slowed to a trickle during Covid-19, putting at risk more than a million Congolese who depend on Rwanda water.

Rwandan youth takes lead in Nyabarongo watershed protection

By Aimable Twahirwa It is a hot Monday morning in Nyamagabe, a mountainous district in the Southern Rwanda, a group

Saving Swamps in East Africa

InfoNile is marking World Water Day 2019 with 4 original multimedia stories on innovative solutions that are working to conserve wetlands in East Africa.

Rwanda: Government eviction of developers from wetlands pays off, but more left to do

Leonce Muvuni This story was supported by a grant from InfoNile and Code for Africa. By Leonce Muvuni The Rwandan