Rwanda's fertile hills and valleys are prone to soil erosion and dangerous flooding. An initiative to build terraces into the hillsides is helping to protect the landscape.
Scores of people died after heavy rain caused flooding and landslides, destroying homes in northern Rwanda. Authorities expect the death toll to rise.
This week on Eco Africa, we meet the Tanzanian communities working to keep the Mara River clean and safe, the Kenyan women protecting endangered elephants and the Rwandans putting e-waste to good use.
This week, we meet conservationists protecting an endangered bird in South Africa, visit a solar-powered school in Nigeria and discover how one man fought the odds to bring clean, safe water to Kenya's Kibera slum.
This week on Eco Africa we see how to turn barrels into efficient composters for people in the city, visit new sustainable homes in one of South Africa's townships and see how one island is preparing for rising waters.
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