Rwanda harnesses volcanic gases from depths of Lake Kivu

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Des enfants se baignent dans la partie congolaise du lac Kivu © FP PHOTO/Walter ASTRADA

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It’s dusk on Lake Kivu and the fishermen sing while paddling out in their catamarans, three canoes secured together with long wooden poles. As the twin volcanoes on the far shore disappear into the darkness the men spark kerosene lamps to attract the sambaza sardines into their nets. Across the vast lake their lanterns offer the only tiny sequins of light.


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