Green Rwanda Media Review - 10 August 2020

Read the latest news from the environment sector in Rwanda and across the world.

Summary

  • The New Times reports that the new landuse masterplan is in line with Vision 2050.
  • Igihe reports that Meteo Rwanda has warned farmers of light rain in August.
  • The New Times reports about four Kivu resorts closed for violating biodiversity regulations.
  • RBA reports that 350 people relocated from Gishwati have decried delayed compensation.
  • Rwanda TV reports that REMA launched a new project to control floods and soil erosion along river banks.

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Rwanda

Ahazaza h’ubutaka bw’u Rwanda butiyongera iterambere ryiyongera (Imvaho Nshya - Sunday, 9 August 2020) -- Byaba ari ukwihenda gutekereza iterambere ry’u Rwanda mu myaka 30 iri imbere wirengagije guhuza imibereho y’abaturage n’umuvuduko w’iterambere uzasaba guhindura imiturire, imiterere y’ibikorwa remezo, inganda, ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi n’ibindi n’uburyo bikeneye kugira umurongo uhamye utuma buri terambere rigezweho ritabangamira ibyubatswe mbere. Read More

Ibikorwa byo kwitegura ihinga mu bice byibasirwa n’ibiza (Rwanda TV - Friday, 7 August 2020) -- Watch Video

The new land-use masterplan is in line with Vision 2050 – official (The New Times - Thursday, 6 August 2020) -- On July 29, the Cabinet approved a new National Land Use and Development Master Plan, a document that will guide how land in the country is used for at least the next 30 years, up to 2050. Read More

Fasten Your Seat Belts as Africa Mining Forum Takes Off (Literally) (PR - Thursday, 6 July 2020) -- The mining industry has gained an exciting new multi-touchpoint partner as Africa Mining Forum the event, transforms into a year-round platform, providing engagement and content for 365 days a year, covering all corners of the continent’s junior mining activities and opportunities. Read More

RLMUA: Ubutaka waguze ntubwiyandikisheho si ubwawe (Imvaho Nshya - Wednesday, 5 August 2020) -- Kubaruza no kwandikisha ubutaka ni itegeko, kandi impinduka zose zibaye ku butaka ziba zigomba kumenyeshwa serivisi z’ubutaka, kugira ngo habe hari amakuru ajyanye n’igihe ku butaka, bigakemura ikibazo cy’ubutaka butanditse kuri bene bwo, kubera ko ubutanditse ku muntu butaba ari ubwe. Read More

Meteo Rwanda yateguje abahinzi n’aborozi imvura nke muri Kanama (Igihe - Wednesday, 5 Agust 2020) -- Ikigo cy’Igihugu gishinzwe Ubumenyi bw’Ikirere (Meteo Rwanda) cyatangaje ko Kanama 2020 izarangwa n’imvura nke bikazatuma ubuhehere bw’ubutaka, amazi ndetse n’ubwatsi bw’amatungo bigabanuka kurusha uko byagenze mu kwezi gushize. Read More

Ibidasanzwe biri mu gishushanyo mbonera gishya cy’imikoreshereze y’ubutaka (Igihe - Wednesday, 5 August 2020) -- Inama y’Abaminisitiri yateraniye muri Village Urugwiro tariki 29 Nyakanga 2020, mu myanzuro yemeje harimo igishushanyo mbonera cy’imikoreshereze no kubyaza umusaruro ubutaka ku rwego rw’Igihugu. Read More

Four Kivu resorts closed for violating biodiversity regulations (The New Times - Tuesday, 4 August 2020) -- Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) has closed four resorts and halted farming activities after they were found to be in a 50-meter range from Kivu Lake buffer zone. Read More

Bigeze he ibyo guhindura imigezi y'u Rwanda urubogobogo? (RBA - Tuesday, 4 August 2020) -- Inzego zishinzwe kubungabuynga ibidukikije zivuga ko hari imishinga irimo gushyirwamo imbaraga mu kubungabunga ibyogogo by'imwe mu migezi yakunze kwangiriza abaturage. Gusa ngo guhindura amazi yayo urubogobogo byo ni urugendo rurerure. Read More

Abari batuye ahaguriwe Pariki ya Gishwati-Mukura bamaze imyaka 7 nta ngurane (RBA - Tuesday, 4 August 2020) -- Bamwe mu baturage bo mu murenge wa Kanzenze mu Karere ka Rubavu baravuga ko bamaze imyaka irenga irindwi batarabona ingurane y’imirima yabo bambuwe ikagurirwamo ishyamba rya pariki y'igihugu ya Gishwati. Read More. Also published on Rwanda TV

REMA launches new project to control floods and soil erosion along river banks (Rwanda TV - Monday, 3 August 2020) -- The Rwanda Environment Management Authority says there are projects in place that are stepping up efforts to help reduce the amount of soil erosion running into a number of rivers and causing flooding along their banks, though there is still a lot of work to be done. Watch Video

Akarere ka Huye kasoneye abafite ibirarane by’umusoro w’ubutaka (Kigali Today - Monday, 3 August 2020) -- Umuyobozi w’Akarere ka Huye Ange Sebutege yatangaje ko aka karere kasoneye abaturage bafite ubutaka muri Huye bafite ibirarane bigeza muri 2018, ko Inama Njyanama yabasoneye ibyo birarane. Read More. Also published on Igihe

Uko imyanda ya plastique ishongeshwa ikavamo ibikoresho byo mu bwubatsi (RBA - Sunday, 2 August 2020) -- Hari abikorera mu Rwanda batangiye gukora ibikoresho by'ubwubatsi bivuye muri za plastike ziba zakoreshejwe rimwe zikajugunywa. Abatangiye kubyubakisha bemeza ko bikomeye kandi biramba ndetse bikanarengera ibidukikije. Read More

MASS: Meet The Men, Women Who Have Changed The Face Of Architecture In Rwanda And Beyond (KT Press - Sunday, 2 August 2020) -- When the new normal in education starts, students who enrolled at the African Leadership University (ALU) Kigali Campus will not return to their Kimihurura rented space in a commercial building designated to accommodate everything and thus unfit for one thing – a school, learning environment. Read More

 

Across Africa

African ports need to learn the lessons of Beirut (AFRICAN BUSINESS MAGAZINE - Thursday, 6 August 2020) -- The disastrous explosion in Beirut on 4 August 2020, which was reported to have taken at least 135 lives at the time of writing, was fuelled by 2,750 tonnes of the highly reactive chemical ammonium nitrate that had been held in the port for nearly seven years. Read More

Tanzania: Horticultural Exports Rise to 800m Usd in Five Years (Daily News - Thursday, 6 August 2020) -- HORTICULTURAL exports surged 12 times in the last five years, becoming a leading subsector that drives agricultural sector growth. Read More

SOUTH AFRICA: Rhino poaching falls by 50%, but remains alarming (Afrik21 - Thursday, 6 August 2020) -- Poaching of South African rhinos has dropped by 50% in the first half of 2020. The scale of this phenomenon has been declining since 2017, but the situation remains critical. Close to 600 rhinos were killed for their horns in South Africa in 2019. Read More

Climate science’s blind spot for heat waves in southern Africa (Mail and Guardian - Wednesday, 5 August 2020) -- Centred in the equatorial tropics, Africa is the world’s hottest continent and millions of people there are facing a growing threat from deadly heat waves. Read More

 

From Around the World

Do you wear a plastic mask? Here are 5 things you should know (World Economic Forum - Thursday, 6 August 2020) -- Face masks have become part of our daily life as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but aside from limiting the transmission of COVID-19, disposable plastic masks are having a devastating effect on the planet, adding to the world's growing plastic problem. Read More

Cities - where the fight for a green recovery will be won or lost (UNEP - Thursday, 6 August 2020) -- Cities are home to 55 per cent of the world’s population, all jammed together cheek-by-jowl. Little wonder, then, that cities are being hit hardest by COVID-19: an estimated 90 per cent of all reported cases have occurred in urban areas. Read More

New Guinea has greatest plant diversity of any island in the world, study reveals (The Guardian - Wednesday, 5 August 2020) -- New Guinea is home to more than 13,500 species of plant, two-thirds of which are endemic, according to a new study that suggests it has the greatest plant diversity of any island in the world – 19% more than Madagascar, which previously held the record. Read More

Bill Gates issued a stark warning for the world: 'As awful as this pandemic is, climate change could be worse' (Business Insider - Wednesday, 5 August 2020) -- Bill Gates in October 2019. Bill Gates has advocated for pandemic preparedness for years, and famously gave a TED talk in 2015 that warned of the potentially staggering death toll a worldwide pandemic could create. Now, Gates is once again urging preparedness for a potentially devastating emergency. Read More