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The lake covers a total surface area of some 2,700 km2 (1,040...

wikipedia - 13 Sep 2016
The lake covers a total surface area of some 2,700 km2 (1,040 sq mi) and stands at a height of 1,460 metres (4,790 ft) above sea level. Some 1 370 km2 or 58 percent of the lake's waters lie within DRC borders. The lake bed sits upon a rift valley that is slowly being pulled apart, causing volcanic activity in the area, and making it particularly deep: its maximum depth of 480 m (1,575 ft) is ranked eighteenth in the world.
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Boat sinks on DRC's Lake Kivu

Independent Online - 11 Sep 2017
Kinshasa - At least 10 people are dead and 30 are missing after their boat sank on Lake Kivu, in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, corroborating sources said Tuesday. "More than 30 people have been lost. We have fished out 10 bodies, four ...
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Rwanda Launches Search for World War I Ship

KT Press - 18 Sep 2017
Rwanda has launched intensive search for remains of a German military ship that was intentionally buried onshore of Lake Kivu. The location at which a wide hole was dug and the ship buried, is still unknown but the search continues along the shoreline.
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Moderate quake strikes in Africa's sensitive Lake Kivu region

Africa Times - 16 Sep 2017
Lake Kivu contains at least 60 billion cubic meters of methane and 300 billion cubic meters of carbon dioxide, and researchers have long been concerned that a quake could cause the same kind of gas release that killed more than 1,700 people some 30 ...
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Unlocking the potential in fishing industry

The New Times - 12 Sep 2017
“We have Lake Kivu, and other lakes in the country; we even have people willing to venture into this kind of farming but the sector is still inhibited by low numbers of people with the requisite skills in fish farming, and insufficient fish seeds and ...
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KLEC wins another round in bout against Mukena over Kivu methane

Africa Intelligence (subscription) - 29 Aug 2017
The president of Congo-K's supreme court of justice has once again ruled in favour of Kivu Lake Energy Corp (KLEC), a company headed by South African Clinton Wood and Congolese businessman Dieudonne Mwendanga, who had campaigned for the ...
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Rwanda: from doomsday to boom time

Independent Online - 13 Sep 2017
Two months after the genocide, the smell of death was still obliterating the scent of the eucalyptus trees on the Kibuye hills, above the Lake Kivu fjords. Between the trees, unburied corpses were still lying in huts. In the capital, Kigali, at night ...
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Kagame to Speak at US -Africa Business Dialogue

KT Press - 15 Sep 2017
For instance, according to RDB figures, United States was Rwanda's top investor in 2014 after Symbion Power – an American energy investment firm, invested $157 million into extracting methane gas from Rwanda's volcanic Lake Kivu – currently supplying ...
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In DR Congo, karate helps rape victims rebuild their lives

FRANCE 24 - 08 Sep 2017
Once a week, in Bukavu, on the shores of Lake Kivu, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Sandra and a dozen other women swap their long coloured skirt for a white kimono. On the tatami, they meet up with their coach, Franck Kwabe. He is a ...
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Now Congo's sister volcano is set to blow

Independent Online - 13 Sep 2017
Tedesco said the researchers' major concern is possible seismic activity under Lake Kivu. During the eruption of Nyiragongo, the lava made its way to the lake, and now seismic activity under the lake poses a great threat because it could upset the ...
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How Africa is Redefining Vacation Experience in the 21st Century

HuffPost - 12 Sep 2017
The shores of Lake Kivu is another place where you can enjoy with beach sports, kayaking, fishing or boat tours. Rwanda is also a place for coffee and tea. Tea leaves create a beautiful contrast with blue skies and never-ending sunshine. Tea plantation ...
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Rwanda hotel brings 5 star elegance to city

Independent Online - 07 Sep 2017
Those wanting to explore the area can enjoy some of the close by attractions. Gorilla trekking and visits to Lake Kivu and Volcanoes National Park come highly recommended by locals. Rooms start from R2 800 per a night. Here are some pictures to whet ...
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Rwanda: Over 1000 Graduate From Iwawa - 14 Sep 2017
Located at Iwawa Island on Lake Kivu, Rutsiro District, the centre gives a new lease of life to former drug and alcohol addicts after a year of rehabilitation and vocation training. Speaking on behalf of his peers, Ally Ishimwe, gave an account of how ...
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Snap up a silvery delicacy from Lake Kivu, Rwanda

The Guardian - 16 Jul 2017
Every evening at sunset in the town of Gisenyi, a resort at the northern end of Lake Kivu in Rwanda, fishermen set out in wooden boats in search of the small, sardine-like sambaza that populate the deep waters. From the bar at hotel Paradis Malahide ...
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Domestic and regional tourism is a diamond in the rough

The New Times - 09 Sep 2017
Rwanda now has the Big Five in Akagera, it has lots of water sports activities on Lake Kivu, Musanze has the caves, the gorillas and golden monkeys then you have the phenomenal Nyungwe Forest. Go out and visit. I am an optimist when it comes to tourism ...
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DRC: Cholera Strikes South Kivu

Doctors Without Borders - 29 Aug 2017
The lake water in Minova is likely to be contaminated. But, despite knowing that it may contain contagious microbes, many people have no option but to draw water from it. MSF medical records show that more than 50 percent of patients at the Minova ...

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