Green Rwanda Media Review - 14 February 2018

Summary

  • Igihe reports that Rwanda has received ​Rwf 3.5b to kickstart a woodlot management project ​
  • The New Times reports that communities have been encourage to protect wetlands in urban areas ​​
  • Umuseke writes that the mining industry's export value has increased by 210.4%
  • The UN Secretary General ​Antonio Guterres said that climate action should be prioritised for Africa and global economic development
  • Scientific American publishes a story that cutting oil subsidies is not enough to mitigate the efforts of climate change
  • Business Insider writes that global investors are taking the threat of climate change seriously ​ ​

Review

Rwanda

Rwf2.5 billion earmarked for Rugende marshland development (The New Times - Monday 12 February 2018) --- Rugende marshland that straddles three districts of Kicukiro, Gasabo and Rwamagana, will be developed and used for multiplication of maize seed, cultivation of rice, vegetables and growing fodder for cows, according to officials. Read more

Rwf3.5 billion environment conservation project launched (The New Times - Wednesday 9 February 2018) -- While forests provide 86 per cent of energy source for domestic cooking purposes and for factories such as those that process tea, government is seeking alternatives that will push its agenda for more environmental friendly alternatives. Read more

2017: Agaciro k’amabuye u Rwanda rwohereje hanze kazamutseho 210,4% (Umuseke - Thursday 8 February 2018) -- Minisitiri Amb. Claver Gatete yaraye abwiye inteko ishinga amategeko ko kugera mu mpera z’ukwezi k’Ukuboza 2017, u Rwanda rwinjije miliyini 248,5 z’amadolari ya America avuye kuri miliyoni 80,1 z’amadolari mu mpera za 2016. Ni izamuka ryo ku gipimo cya 210,4%. Read more

Ngoma: Abanya-Rukira na Murama ngo bambuwe amazi ahabwa abacukura amabuye (Umuseke - Thursday 8 February 2018) -- Bamwe mu baturage bo mu murenge wa Rukira n’uwa Murama, mu Karere ka Ngoma baravuga ko babangamiwe no kuba amazi bakoreshaga atakibageraho, kuko ngo yahawe Kampani nshya irimo gukora ubushakashatsi bw’amabuye y’agaciro muri uyu murenge. Read more

Elderly mother Poppy raises new infant (The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund - Wednesday 7 February 2018) -- Mountain gorilla Poppy – at almost 42 years old – is not only the oldest gorilla monitored by the Fossey Fund, she’s also the last of the gorillas we monitor who was originally studied by Dian Fossey. Read more

Nyabihu: Perezida Kagame yategetse ko bishyurwa mu cyumweru bagiye ku bishinzwe ababwira ko Leta yahombye (Umuryango - Wednesday 7 February 2018) -- Hari Abaturage bo mu karere ka Nyabihu bamaze imyaka 10 basaba kwishyurwa ingurane y’ ubutaka bwabo Leta yateyeho ishyamba ikaryomeka ku ishyamba rya Gishwati. Muri 2008 nibwo aba baturage bavuga ko bagera kuri 800 batanze amasambu yabo Leta iyateramo ishyamba. Read more

Ubwiza bw’Ikiyaga cya Muhazi nifuje kubasangiza (Amafoto) (Igihe - Wednesday 7 February 2018) -- “Ubwiza n’umutuzo”, ni byo byari mu ntekerezo zanjye ubwo nitegerezaga inkengero z’ikiyaga cya Muhazi. Akayaga gahuha buhoro, amahumbezi atuma umuntu aruhuka n’uruhererekane rw’amajwi atuje y’udusimba duto n’inyoni nibyo byumvikanaga gusa. Read more

U Rwanda rwahawe inkunga ya miliyari 3 Frw azifashishwa mu gutera amashyamba (Igihe - Tuesday 6 February 2018) -- U Rwanda rwabonye inkunga y’amafaranga asaga miliyari 3.7 Frw aje azarufasha mu gutera amashyamba n’imikoreshereze myiza y’ibicanwa bikomoka ku biti ndetse no kongera ubuziranenge bw’imbuto zayo. Read more

Gatsibo:Hari abitwikira ijoro bakajya gucukura amabuye y’agaciro bakahasiga ubuzima (Igihe - Tuesday 6 February 2018) -- Abatuye mu Kagari ka Rwarenga bavuga ko hari igihe bahohoterwa n’insoresore zitwaje intwaro gakondo zikabakubita ndetse zikanabakomeretsa zikabambura amabuye y’agaciro baba bavuye gucukura mu birombe. Read more

Mu mujyi wa Kigali, 50 % y’ibishanga byataye umwimerere wabyo (Igihe - Tuesday 6 February 2018) -- Ibarura ry’ibishanga mu Mujyi wa Kigali REMA yakoze muri Nyakanga 2017 ryagaragaje ko ibikorwa bigera kuri 20178 bikorerwa mu bishanga. Bimwe muri ibyo bikorwa harimo insengero, amasoko, amagorofa, gare, ubucuruzi n’ibindi.​ Read more

Rwf3.5bn project to conserve Gishwati-Mukura landscape (The New Times - Tuesday 6 February 2018) -- Rwanda has received a Rwf3.5bn (€3.3m) Nordic Development Fund (NDF) grant that will be used to improve woodlot management, charcoal production and tree seeds. Read more

Wetlands day: More efforts needed to protect swamps in urban areas (The New Times - Monday 5 February 2018) -- The current population growth rate average of Rwanda’s urban population is 4.5percent and far above the world’s average of 1.8 percent, according to global growth institute. Read more

No vehicles in Kigali as Rwanda celebrates Car Free Day (SDE - Sunday 04 February 2018) --- Rwanda is known to be one of the countries in Africa that have managed to keep their country free of pollution the best way they know how. Read more

Amateka ya Misa ya Papa mu Rwanda, kimwe mu bizaba bigize Pariki y’i Nyandungu (Igihe - Friday 2 February 2018) -- Muri iyo minsi nibwo uwari umushumba wa Kiliziya Gatolika ku Isi, Papa Yohani Pwaulo II yagendereye u Rwanda, akahatanga ubutumwa butandukanye, anasura ibikorwa bitandukanye. Read more

 

​Across Africa​

Africa must work with partners to mitigate the impact of Trump’s agenda (New 24 - Friday 9 February 2018) -- US President Donald Trump did not refer to Africa once in his first State of the Union Address. His predictable focus was on several highly contentious domestic issues Americans will have to resolve for themselves. Read more

Gabon fights elephant poachers with hi-tech tracker collars (The Citizen - Thursday 8 February 2018) -- Well in Gabon conservationists have begun trying to use the devices on elephants; tracking and drugging the animals, before attaching the high-tech gadgets in a bid to stop poachers and ivory trafficking. But it is not a simple task. Read more

Landmark case against British mining firm begins in Sierra Leone (Guardian - Wednesday 7 February 2018) -- A British court has heard testimony of the alleged complicity of a British mining company in police brutality including rape, in an unusual hearing held in Sierra Leone. Read more

Getting climate change priorities right in Africa vital (The Herald - Monday 5 February 2018) -- After agreeing a deal with the AU Commission chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat in Ethiopia last week, UN secretary general Antonio Guterres remarked how global economic development accounted for nothing “if Africa does not succeed in its development” His message was clear: the growth of Africa is a growth of the world. And failure in, and of, Africa is failure of the world. Read more

Top ivory investigator murdered in Kenya (The Guardian - Monday 5 February 2018) -- A well-known American ivory-trade investigator, who pioneered efforts to combat elephant and rhino poaching, has been killed in his home in Nairobi, prompting an outpouring of shock and revulsion across the conservation world. Read more

 

F​rom Around the World

Space: the next frontier to fight climate change (Reuters - Thursday 8 February 2018) -- From battling illegal mining in Colombian forests to protecting Mongolian cattle from death by extreme weather, researchers are looking to space to cope with earth’s climate challenges. Read more

New Study Finds Cutting Oil Subsidies Will Not Stop Climate Change (Scientific America - Thursday 8 February 2018) -- Ending financial assistance for fossil fuel companies has long been discussed as a tactic to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and encourage investment in renewables. Read more

10 signs that some of the world's most powerful money managers are worrying more about climate change (Business Insider - Wednesday 7 February 2018) -- Climate risk has arrived as a business issue to be reckoned with. Over the last year, the investment community sent a clear message that they are focused on environmental sustainability and expect companies in which they invest to do the same. Read More

 

Sector Updates

Call for proper management of woodlots, adoption of alternative sources of energy (REMA - Tuesday 6 February 2018) -- Officials have called for strong collaboration between all stakeholders to ensure that efficient alternative sources of energy are found and efficient utilization of wood fuels. Read more

Rwanda gets Rwf3.5 billion for improved woodlot management, charcoal value chain (REMA - Tuesday 6 February 2018) -- The Government of Rwanda has received about 3.5 billion Rwandan francs (3 382 000 Euros) grant that will be used to improve woodlot management, charcoal production and tree seeds quality. Read more

 

Upcoming Event​s​

3 March 2018: World Wildlife Day